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The North Carolina Health Atlas
The North Carolina Health Atlas contains maps of North Carolina that depict county level health and health-related information. The primary purpose of the Atlas is to provide a way to interpret visually a broad range of data and information about the health of North Carolinians.
Most of the following are from the State Center for Health Statistics Volume 1 publication. More information about these data can be found here Technical Notes.
Leading Causes of Death
The following maps show the total and cause-specific deaths at the county level. They depict age adjusted death rates for a five year period. Causes of death were coded using the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). For more information about these data please see Technical Notes.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random telephone survey of state residents aged 18 and older in households with telephones. The following maps show the responses to some of the questions, by Area Health Education Center Regions (AHEC). For more information on NC BRFSS click here.
The following maps show cancer incidence as reported to the North Carolina Central Registry. These data are aggregated to the county level for a five year period. For more information on cancer in North Carolina click here.
Communicable Diseases in North Carolina
Key Health Indicators
Due to the graphical nature of an atlas, the maps may not be accessible to all visitors. If you need to access the information in a different format than what is presented here, please contact the Health and Spatial Analysis Unit at 919-715-4473 or by e-mail.
Selected resources are in pdf format to make reading and printing easier. You may need to download the free software Adobe Reader 9.0 (or higher) to access them.
Page Last Updated February 18, 2013