About the tool
With this interactive map, you can explore health trends in the United States at the county level for both sexes in
- Alcohol use (new to this visualization)
- Smoking prevalence
- Life expectancy (updated with 2013 data)
- Physical activity
Click the here to download estimates for alcohol use, life expectancy, obesity, and physical activity. Downloads for smoking and obesity are availbable from the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx). Please see the links under Related Content > Related GHDx Records at the bottom of this page.
Note: Poverty Data
The poverty data are from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program at the Census Bureau.
Definitions of the three alcohol drinking types:
- Any drinking: consumed 1 or more alcoholic beverages in the past month
- Binge drinking: consumed 4 or more drinks in one sitting (women) or 5 or more drinks in one sitting (men) on at least one occasion in the past month
- Heavy drinking: consumed, on average, more than 1 drink per day (women) or 2 drinks per day (men) over the course of the past month
The five metrics based on these types are:
- Any drinking: age-adjusted prevalence of any drinking among adults age 21 and older
- Binge drinking: age-adjusted prevalence of binge drinking among adults age 21 and older
- Heavy drinking: age-adjusted prevalence of heavy drinking among adults age 21 and older
- Binge drinking among drinkers: age-adjusted prevalence of binge drinkers among adults age 21 and older who do any drinking
- Heavy drinking among drinkers: age-adjusted prevalence of heavy drinkers among adults age 21 and older who do any drinking
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