5.3 Mapping Cancer Health Outcomes and Disparities

This video discusses how to use maps to visualize disparities, especially related to cancer, and how to determine when the data has a story to tell. 

Learning Objectives 

  • List some factors to pay attention to when reviewing a map
  • Discuss how age standardization can play a role in interpreting data from a map

Video Tutorial

Presented By: Jaclyn Hall

Additional Resources

United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations
This site allows users to see maps of different cancer metrics (deaths, instances of new cancer) by different variables such as race/ethnicity, sex, type of cancer, and location. The data used in these maps are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.