The DRC's Local Area Profiles allow users to view county and city level estimates using data from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) and 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS). The data is derived using a method called “synthetic estimation”, which is a way of estimating local health indicators by using descriptive or demographic data for local areas, combined with known state prevalence values. It is similar in concept to an "indirect adjustment". Click here to learn more about the "synthetic estimation" method.
This profile displays data for cities and counties in California with populations over 70,000. We hope to make profiles for all states available soon.
To use the tool:
- Select a state (currently, only estimates for California's counties and cities are available).
- Select up to two measures of interest.
- Click the “Submit” button. This will produce estimates for each county.
- Click on a county name to see the estimates for the cities within that county.
- Try going back to the county level, and then clicking the "Map" tab. In this tab, you can view a map of all counties, shaded by prevalence rate. You'll see the counties with the highest prevalence rates in darker shades, and the counties with the lowest prevalence rates in lighter shades.