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Mapping health indicators across local areas

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Mapping health indicators across local areas
The Asturias Health Observatory (AHO) is a project developed by the Public Health General Directorate in Asturias, Spain, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. One of the AHO projects is "Asturias Action/ Asturias ActĂșa" (AA), a regional database which provides over 100 community health indicators. These indicators are mapped at local area level across the region, allowing for comparisons between areas on different health risks and outcomes.
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Source:
Public Health General Directorate, Asturias Health Ministry, Spain
http://www.obsaludasturias.com/obsa/?indicador=cuidados-inadecuados-en-diabetes&tipo=0&anio=2012
Interactive features
Select a health indicator to view on the map and hover over an area for more information
Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Shaded maps can emphasise large areas much more than small ones - for example highlighting rural areas over urban, if fixed population areas such as Super Output Areas are shown. Consider providing an alternate mode in which values are represented by circles, or values are scaled by the area size (ie showing density).
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