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 Centers’ data visualization collection includes a range of resources from simple infographics to interactive dashboards that enable users to customize products based on specific needs.

  • Original Visualization

    • Prevalence of US Adults with Hypertension2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines

      Original Visualization (AHA Centers 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.

  • Data Visualization

    • 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 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 Centers 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 Centers 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 Centers 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 Centers 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 of 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 is 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.