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Explore by Topic

The Explore by Topic page allows you to view one topic across all available locations. You can use the View By field to further stratify data. To begin, select a Topic and Year and click GO. By default, the system displays the data in map format. You can then choose to view the data in chart or table format.

Viewing a map

After selecting a year, a color-coded map displays the data for the topic. A legend explaining the colors is displayed to the right of the map.

This is an image of the Explore by Topic page with map and descriptions of how to use each section. 1. Top section: To view data, select a Topic, a Year, and click GO. 2. Top right section: Click the wheel icon to view survey question details or export data in PDF or CSV format. Click an icon to change the view type -- map, graph, or table. 3. Left Top section: Use this section to change the indicator to view. 4. Middle section: Use this section for changing the year and the options to use for viewing the data, e.g. Age Group, Gender, etc. 5. Map section: Hover your mouse above a location to view the data for the location.

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Viewing a chart

You can view data in a bar chart format by clicking the Chart icon next to the Map icon.

This is an image of the Explore by Topic page with bar chart and descriptions for use.  1.  Hover your mouse on a bar or Cl line to view the data for the location. 2. This line represents the confidence interval (Cl).


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Viewing data in table format

You can view data in table format by clicking the Table icon next to the Chart icon.

This is an image of the Explore by Topic page with data table.


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The Footnotes, Notes, and Data Source section at the bottom of a panel provides more information for the content displayed in the panel. This section explains the symbols displayed in the panel, displays important notes about the data, and also lists the data source. To hide this section, click the Hide Footnotes link, to display it again, click the Show Footnotes link.


The Note section displays more information for the data that are displayed on the page.

Measure Definitions

The Measure Definitions section provides a description for the measures that are used on the page.

Suggested Citation

The Suggested Citation section provides reference information for the information displayed on the page.

Related Links

The Related Links section contains links to other sites on the Web. When you click these links, the system takes you to the related sites. These sites are not contained within the VHI system.

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