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Exercise 3


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Exercise 3

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