Improving upon a bar graph

In my preceding post, I showed how to replicate a typical Quickstats graph from the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. But such a bar graph is rather information-poor. There are only 24 pieces of data: the mean and the 95% confidence limit for each of the sex-age strata. (You could argue that the upperContinue reading “Improving upon a bar graph”

Visualizing residential histories

I am working on a project that involves piecing together residential histories to better explain chronic disease risk. Traditionally, we only record the place a person lives at the time of a diagnosis or death. For many purposes, this is fine. If you want to know the mortality rate among 85 year-olds in Florida, youContinue reading “Visualizing residential histories”