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Exercise 3

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  • 1. How to Download Asthma Mortality Data from http://wonder.cdc.gov GIS in Planning and Public Health
  • 2. Choose “Mortality-underlying cause of death” Go to the website: http://wonder.cdc.gov
  • 3. Choose Mortality for 1979-1998 with ICD 9 Codes
  • 4.
    • Choose the Following Options:
    • 1. Organize Table Layout:
    • Group Results By = County
    • 2. Select location
    • States = New Jersey
    • 3. Select years and demographics
    • All Ages,
    • Years (1989-1998),
    • All Genders,
    • All Races
  • 5.
    • 4. Select cause of death: ICD 9 Codes
    • 460-519 (Diseases of the respiratory system) and open detail category
      • Asthma: 493
    • 5. Select rate options:
    • Calculate Rates per “100,000”
    • Age-Adjusted Rate Options
      • Use standard age-adjusted rates
      • 2000 US Std. Population
    • 6. Other Options, select:
    • Export Results
    • Show Zero Values
    • Precision = 2 decimal places
    • Click “Send”
  • 6. You can save text file and open with Excel
  • 7.
    • When you open the file with Excel, you will see the following window.
    • Choose “delimited”
    • Click “next”
    • Click “finish”
  • 8.
    • Be careful for the following items:
    • Make sure you change variable names (less than 9 characters)
    • Make sure you put COCODE as text data (not numeric data)
    • Make sure you define “2 decimal” numeric format for ASTRATE variable.
    • Once you save “asthma.dbf” file you can join the data with NJ County boundaries and create a map.
    Edit the information in the first excel spreadsheet to look like the second spreadsheet

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