Sunday, June 12, 2011

Visualization of CDC Drowning Statistics by State (Map)

I love data, so I was thrilled to find that the CDC database includes a map-making feature. Check out the visualization I made with the drowning death rates between 2000-2006:

drowning statistics by state

Can you draw any conclusions from the map? It looks like Florida and states bordering the Mississippi River have higher rates, possibly because of their access to large bodies of water. That’s all speculation of course. What do you think?

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