Viewing and Comparing Data for All Available Locations

Map

screenshot image showing an example of map when exploring data for all available locations

In the above image the map is the default display when exploring data for All Available Locations (16). The map displays data points for every location associated with the chosen Data source, Topic, Category, and Indicator. Along with all available state and territory data, a National estimate that includes the 95% confidence interval and sample size will display above the map (17). If only data for the entire US are available (i.e., the NHANES data source), the map will not display (18): Only the chart and table will be visible.

Click on a location on the map to see a pop-up that includes that location’s data value, 95% confidence interval, and sample size (19). Use the +/- buttons to the left of the map to zoom in and out and click the refresh button to reset the map to its default view. Click the Legend Settings link (20) to configure the map to display four or more data ranges and change the classification type from quantile to equal intervals or natural breaks.

Chart and Table

To view a chart or table of the chosen data, select either option in the top right corner of the visualization (21). On the chart, place your mouse over each bar to see a pop-up that displays the location, data value, 95% confidence interval, and sample size (22). The table displays this same information as a table.

Screenshot showing an example of chart when exploring data for all available locations

Comparing Data for All Available Locations

When exploring the data for all available locations, as the data allows, you can make a single variable comparison (23) as shown in the image below. The compare options are only available for charts and tables. The options displayed depend on which data are being viewed. All available locations can be compared by each of the following:

  • All Available Years (if more than 1 year of data is available)
  • Subgroups or Responses
  • Age Groups
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Risk Factor Responses per Risk Factor (i.e., Diabetes-Yes vs. Diabetes-No)

There are two ways to compare data for all locations:

1. All Available Locations: Compare and view one year of data

Screenshot showing the table generated when comparing data by a risk factor over a single year of data, for all available locations

  • Select the radio button for “View one year” (23)
  • Select a compare variable
  • Click the “Compare” button and wait for the data visualization to refresh
  • Toggle between the map, chart, and table using the options above the visualization (21)

**Notes**

  • If you wish to view the data without making a comparison, choose “Overall” for your compare variable.

2. All Available Locations: Compare and view data for all available years

Screenshot showing chart generated when comparing data over multiple years, for all available locations

Some data sources have more than one year of data. If you wish to compare all years:

  • Select the radio button for “View all available years” (25)
  • The compare variable will automatically default to “Years”
  • Click the “Compare” button and wait for the data visualization to refresh
  • Toggle between the map, chart, and table using the options above the visualization (21)

**Notes**

  • The variable you choose to compare will change to “Compare All” in the filter panel (24). Changing the compare variable to something different will reset the filter panel options to their default “All” values.
  • Selecting “View all available years” creates a horizontal bar chart, where years are displayed as different colored bars
  • If you wish to view the data without making a comparison, choose “Overall” for your compare variable.

Screenshot showing selecting a compare variable