This choropleth map shows data on driving deaths in the USA from 2008 to 2012 on county level. By default you see the percentage of motor vehicle crash deaths with alcohol involvement.
Motor vehicle crashes are often used as a proxy for excessive alcohol use due to the burden of injury possible through impaired driving. The percentage of motor vehicle crash deaths with alcohol involvement directly measures the relationship between alcohol and motor vehicle crash deaths.
Source: Alcohol & Drug Use Measurement Strategies
On the map you see some counties with a 100% rate of alcohol-impaired driving deaths, those have low numbers of total driving deaths though. Grant and Ransom Count for example had 1 driving death each from 2008 to 2012.
The data was downloaded from County Health Rankings (XLS file).
You can see the data value for an individual geographic unit (e .g. country, state, county) by moving the mouse over it.
You can zoom in by clicking on a unit and zoom out by clicking on the same unit or any point on the map outside of units.
Click on the button in the top menu to see the IPython notebook with the code to retrieve and process the data.
Click on the button in the top menu to see the data table used for the maps.
Click on the button to download the currently displayed map as a PNG image.
If you see in the top menu you can choose a color scheme from the drop down displayed on click.
If there is a menu item named
Choose Dataset on the left in the top menu, you can choose different data series to display on the map from that drop down.
Published November 14, 2014 •
Data Source •
CC BY-SA 2014 Ramiro Gómez (@yaph)