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Cochrane for Constituents

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Cochrane for Constituents Hospital Data Map

In advance of releasing "Cochrane for Constituents," an interactive virtual mapping program which will allow consumers, policymakers and stakeholders to look at health and social data along county and congressional districts, Cochrane at Mason has released maps that highlight Virginia. These maps show critical issues facing the state, and are divided and color-coded into quartiles with black lines delineating congressional voting districts.

“These maps will allow a variety of people to see the on-the-ground data,“ said Cochrane at Mason Government Liaison Joel Censer. “We look forward to continuing to provide data to people who need it and to be able to positively contribute to the conversation.”

Virginia Hospital Data

This interactive map ties hospitals who reported in the 2009 Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) with key data from the study. 
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Virginia Health and Social Data Maps Showing Congressional Districts

Health Data Maps
Adult Obesity
This map shows the percentage of adults who report a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30 in 2009. Lee, Wise and Buchanan County, located in the western edge of the state, have the highest rates of adult obesity. In southeastern Virginia, Dinwiddie, Brunswick, Lunenburg Goochland and Surry County are also in the highest category. The counties and cities in the northwestern part of the state, especially those close to Washington D.C., have the lowest percentage of adult obesity. 
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  Diabetes
This map shows the percentage of people living with diabetes in the state in 2009. The Northern Virginia area, specifically Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, are in the lowest percentage category. Halifax, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Brunswick and some counties or cities in the southeast region of Virginia are in the highest percent category. Western counties like Buchanan and Russell County also have high percentages of diabetics. 
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Diabetic Screening
This map shows the percentage of diabetics who received an HbA1c screening in 2009. HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average amount of sugar in your blood over 3 months and how well patients are controlling their diabetes. (MedLinePlus) The counties and cities along the DC border have lower diabetic screening rates than other area. Central Virginia has a relatively high diabetic screening rate. 
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  Mortality (Premature Death Rate)
This map shows the premature death rate from 2006 to 2008. The Northern Virginia region has a lower premature death rate than other areas. The counties and cities in Southwest Virginia are in the lowest quartile category. 
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Teen Birth Rate
This map shows Virginia’s teen birth rate (for girls from ages 15-19) from 2002 to 2008. There is no data available for Bath and Highland. The counties and cities along the Washington D.C. border generally have a lower birth rate than the southern part of Virginia. 
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  Uninsured Population
This map shows the percent of population under the age of 65 without health insurance. The counties and cities along the district four and five border are in the highest rate category. 
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STD Rate
This map shows Virginia’s 2009 chlamydia rate per 100,000 people. Southwest Virginia has a much lower STD rate than the southeastern corner of the state. 
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  HIV Rate
This map shows the HIV rate in 2008. Southwest Virginia has on average a lower STD rate then the rest of the state. Most of the counties and cities in Northern Virginia have a relatively high rate. Most of the cities and counties in southeast Virginia are above the median HIV rate. 
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Physical Inactivity
This map shows the percentage of adults who report no leisure time, physical activity in 2009. While the counties and cities in the west corner of Virginia are in the highest percent category. 
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Social Data Maps

Population
This map shows population distribution in 2009. Northern Virginia has the highest density of population. 
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  Motor Vehicle Deaths
This map shows the rate of motor vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 from 2002 to 2008. The cities and counties along or in close proximity to the Washington D.C. border are in the lowest rate category. 
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Children in Poverty
This map show the percent of children (<18) living below the poverty line. Most of the cities and counties in Congressional District 2, 5 and 9 have higher rate of children living in poverty. 
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  Unemployment
This map shows the unemployment rate in 2010. The Northern Virginia region and some central parts of the states had lower rates than other area. The counties and cities having located along Virginia’s southern border had the highest rates of unemployment. 
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Violent Crime Rate
This map shows Virginia’s violent crime rate from 2007 to 2009.Sussex, Surry, Suffolk City, Virginia Beach City and Chesapeake City in the southeastern corner of the state had some of the highest rates. 
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  Illiteracy
This map shows the illiteracy rate in 2003. The Northern Virginia region generally has a lower illiteracy rate than southern part of Virginia (Albermarle County and Roanoke notwithstanding). The counties and cities with the highest illiteracy rates are located along Virginia’s southern border.
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Education: High School Only
This map shows the percentage of persons with only a high school degree from 2006 to 2010. The counties and cities along the Washington D.C. border have lower percentage of people with only a high school degree than the rest of the state. 
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  Education: College Degree
This map shows the percentage of persons with a 4-year college degree from 2006 to 2010. Generally, the counties and cities along Virginia’s southern border have the lowest rate. 
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