Data Visualization

Our data visualization resources offer a variety of options to help understand the significance of key health indicator data by placing it in a visual context. Patterns, trends, and associations that may otherwise go undetected or overlooked can be clearly exposed and communicated with an effective visualization approach. The Center’s data visualization collection includes a range of resources from simple infographics to interactive dashboards that enable users to customize products based on specific needs.

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  • Data Visualization

    • Thumbnail of Prevalence of Obesity VisualizationBMI and Prevalence of Obesity in the United States among Persons 2-19 Years and 20+ Years by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1999-2016

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine BMI categories and prevalence of obesity in the United States among persons aged 2 -19 and 20+ years based on estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). This visualization provides estimates of BMI and obesity categories in the US population by age, sex, and race/ethnicity, and NHANES cycle based on data collected from 1999-2000 to 2015-2016. […]
    • Screen shot of map from Complete Streets Map pdfComplete Streets Maps

      Map (Smart Growth America)

      This resource from Smart Growth America visualizes the progression of Complete Streets policy development between 2006-2017. […]
    • CDC Division of Nutrition MapHealth Status and Health Behaviors Data, Trends and Maps

      Map (CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity)

      Explore information about the health status and behaviors of Americans at the national and state levels with this interactive database’s clickable maps, charts, and tables. Examine data by age, sex, and race/ethnicity for topics such as obesity, breastfeeding, physical activity, and other health behaviors, as well as related environmental and policy data from multiple sources. […]
    • thumbnail of Middle School Smoking VisualizationPrevalence of Tobacco Product Use Among High School and Middle School Students: National Youth Tobacco Survey 2011-2017

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine prevalence of tobacco product use among US high school and middle school students based on data from National Youth Tobacco Survey 2011-2017. This visualization provides prevalence estimates according type of tobacco product, sex, race/ethnicity and year. […]
    • Trends in Prevalence of Tobacco Product Use Among High School and Middle School Students: National Youth Tobacco Survey 2011-2017

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine trends in prevalence of tobacco product use among US high school and middle school students based on data from National Youth Tobacco Survey 2011-2017. This visualization provides prevalence estimates according type of tobacco product, sex, race/ethnicity and year. […]
    • Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Status among US Adults (18+ Years) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1999-2016

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      This visualization provides prevalence estimates of the US population prevalence of cigarette smoking status according to sex, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, household income, and survey cycle based on data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1999-2016. […]
    • thumbnail of Sodium data visualizationMean Sodium Intake in the United States Among Persons ≥2 Years: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 2003-2016

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine mean sodium intake of persons in the United States ages ≥2 years based on estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). This visualization provides estimates of mean sodium intake in the US population by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and NHANES cycle based on data collected from 2003-2004 to 2015-2016. […]
    • thumbnail of Physical Activity Trends VisualizationPrevalence of US Adults and Youth Meeting Recommended Levels of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 2007-2016

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine the proportion of US adults and youth participating in recommended amounts of moderate to vigorous physical activity according to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2018). This visualization provides prevalence estimates of the population prevalence by sex, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and household income based on data from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016. […]
    • Prevalence of Statin Therapy Use in US Adults According to Statin Eligibility Groups: 2018 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol in Adults

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Explore the current percentage of US adults currently using statin therapy according to statin eligibility groups outlined in the 2018 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol in Adults. This visualization also provides estimates of the number of US adults eligible for and currently using statin therapy. This visualization includes new population estimates of statin therapy eligibility and use by sex and race/ethnicity. […]
    • Prevalence of CVD with Diabetes Visualization ThumbnailPrevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Among US Adults (20+ years) with Diabetes in the United States (1999-2016)

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine prevalence of cardiovascular disease in US adults with diabetes using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Explore prevalence of congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, angina/angina pectoris, heart attack or stroke according to NHANES cycle and categories of race/ethnicity and sex. […]
    • Trends in Prevalence of Diabetes Visualization ThumbnailTrends in Prevalence of Diabetes Awareness, Treatment, and Control in the United States (1999-2016)

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine prevalence of diabetes awareness, treatment, and control in the US adult population using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Explore prevalence according to NHANES cycle and categories of age, race/ethnicity, sex, education, and income. […]
    • Prevalence of Prediabetes and Diabetes Stacked Bar Graph Visualization ThumbnailPrevalence of Prediabetes and Diabetes in the United States (1999-2016)

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes in the US adult population using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Explore prevalence according to NHANES cycle, diabetes definitions, and categories of age, race/ethnicity, sex, education, and income. […]
    • America’s Health Rankings website screenshotCounty Health Rankings

      Map (University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute)

      The annual County Health Rankings measures county-level health factors (obesity, smoking, food access, income, housing etc.) for all counties in the United States. The site also includes a Roadmaps to Health Action Center section that provides guidance and tools to help communities take action. […]
    • CDC Obesity MapAdult Obesity Prevalence Map

      Map (Centers for Disease Control)

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created maps to illustrate the prevalence of self-reported obesity among U.S. adults by state and territory according to results from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys. […]
    • trends data screenTrends in Consumption of Low Calorie Sweetened Beverages and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in the United States: NHANES 1999-2014

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine reported consumption of low calorie sweetened beverages and sugar-sweetened beverages in US children/adolescents and adults using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Explore reported intakes according to NHANES cycle and categories of age, race/ethnicity, and sex. […]
    • mortality rates data visualization thumbnailTrends in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the United States (1999-2016)

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Explore trends in numbers of deaths, crude mortality rates, and age-standardized mortality rates according to specific cardiovascular diseases in the US using data from CDC WONDER. Explore these mortality statistics according to year, age, race/ethnicity, and gender. […]
    • thumbnail screen shot of data visualizationBlood Pressure Status of US Adults: NHANES 1999-2016

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine prevalence of normotension, prehypertension, and hypertension in the US adult population using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Explore prevalence according to NHANES cycle and categories of age, race/ethnicity, sex, education, and income. […]
    • thumbnail screen shot of data visualizationTrends in Prevalence of Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control in US Adults: NHANES 2001-2016

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Examine prevalence of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in the US adult population using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Explore prevalence according to NHANES cycle and categories of age, race/ethnicity, sex, education, and income. […]
    • Chronic Disease mapChronic Disease Indicators for Population Health

      Map (Centers for Disease Control)

      The chronic disease indicators (CDI) are a set of surveillance indicators developed by consensus among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). […]
    • IHME MapUnited States Health Map

      Map (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has developed an interactive visualization based on indicators that speak to the state of health in the United States at the county level for both sexes. […]
    • Atlas Plus MapsAtlas Plus: Social Determinants of Health County and State Maps

      Map (Centers for Disease Control)

      The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey, facilitated by the United States Census Bureau, that provides vital population information on a yearly basis about the nation. The data from this survey are used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create static maps that highlight several Social Determinants of Health at a county and state level. […]
    • 500 Cities Project Maps500 Cities Project Maps: Local Data for Better Health

      Map (Centers for Disease Control)

      The 500 Cities Project provides city- and census tract-level small area estimates for the largest 500 Cities in the United States. These data are derived from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and have been incorporated into interactive and static maps. […]
    • Prevalence of US Adults with Hypertension2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines

      Interactive Visualization (AHA Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

      Explore the impact of the new 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines on hypertension prevalence in the US adult population, the number of US adults with hypertension, and the prevalence and number of adults now recommended pharmacological treatment to control blood pressure. […]