PM 2.5 Levels and Suicide Rates in the Four Corners

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Title

PM 2.5 Levels and Suicide Rates in the Four Corners

Subject

Are suicide rates correlated with PM 2.5 levels, age over 60, or poverty status?

Description

Three descriptive maps, showing poverty rates, percentage of people over 60, and suicide rates. Two analysis maps: one Bayesian Kriging of predicted PM 2.5 levels and one SaTScan showing clusters of suicides

Creator

Sophie Jarvis

Source

Base map: Esri, DeLorme, HERE, TomTom, Intermap, increment P Corp., GEBCO, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, IGN, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), swisstopo, MapmyIndia, and the GIS User Community

County data: TIGER/Line shapefiles, accessed March 29, 2021. Bureau, US Census. “TIGER/Line Shapefiles.” The United States Census Bureau, 14 Dec. 2020, www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/geo/tiger-line-file.html.

Suicide Rates per County: This data was downloaded from CDC Wonder on Underlying Causes of Death from 1999-2019, accessed on April 26, 2021

Poverty data: Census data from 2018, Accessed April 5, 2021. Bureau, US Census. “Data.” Census.gov, www.census.gov/data.html.

PM 2.5 data: EPA Air Quality System, Accessed April 6, 2021, “Air Quality System (AQS).” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 28 Oct. 2020, www.epa.gov/aqs.

Publisher

Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University

Date

04/16/2021

Contributor

Sophie Jarvis

Rights

I have permission to use Mergent Intellect data

Relation

N/A

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

ArcGIS Pro 2.7.1

SaTScan 1.0

Coverage

The map covers all of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah

Collection Items

Percent of the Population Above Age 60 in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
This map shows higher percentages of people over the age of 60 in areas toward the west of Arizona and the east of Colorado and New Mexico. This is important data to know in order to assess if there are correlations between age and rate of suicide.

PM 2.5 Pollution Bayesian Kriging Projection for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
This map shows higher PM 2.5 pollution rates on the southeast portion of Colorado and the northeast potion of New Mexico. This data is important to see because it can help us determine if there is a correlation between areas of high PM 2.5 pollution…

Poverty Rates by County for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
The map shows that the rates of poverty are higher in the counties in the middle of the map, near where all the states are touching and toward the southern parts of New Mexico. This is important to show if there are any correlations between poverty…

Suicide Rates by County for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
This map shows rates of suicide by county and we can see an increase in the rates of suicides in the middle of the map in areas where the states are touching and toward the north west corner of Utah. This is important information to see if there are…

Clusters of Suicides in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
This map shows a cluster in the middle of the map, near where all the states touch. There are also clusters in the north area of Colorado and the west area of Arizona, and the north areas of Utah. This is important because it allows us to see where…
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