Perscio Labs presents: Mortality rates in Indiana – Open data explorer

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Perscio Labs presents: Mortality rates in Indiana – Open data explorer

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) maintains a catalog of health-surveys, vital statistics and census data collectively known as the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx). One of the essential kinds of data it collects is about location based patterns observed in mortality which can be useful for public health researchers in order to understand and improve health on a geographic level.

The data contains county-level mortality rates between 1980 and 2014 split by cause of death. Perscio decided to build an exploratory tool for public health researchers and clinicians in Indiana to understand trends in Indiana counties with various views of the data. The application was built using R and Shiny.

Here is the app: