A Geographic Overview of Smoking Trends Across the US
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A Geographic Overview of Smoking Trends Across the US

In a recent initiative to map smoking trends across the United States, an innovative application of ArcGIS Pro’s Empirical Bayes Kriging method offered new insights into regional smoking behaviors. This analysis was based on data from the PLACES project by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which provides detailed health-related estimates for various…

Socioeconomic Influences on Non-Medical School Vaccination Exemption Hotspots in Colorado: A Spatial & Statistical Examination
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Socioeconomic Influences on Non-Medical School Vaccination Exemption Hotspots in Colorado: A Spatial & Statistical Examination

This 2024 study analyzes non-medical DTaP and MMR vaccine exemptions in Colorado, correlating them with socioeconomic factors and identifying geographical clusters to inform public health strategies.

Charting the Opioid Terrain: A Decade of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Distribution Patterns Across the U.S.
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Charting the Opioid Terrain: A Decade of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Distribution Patterns Across the U.S.

Introduction The opioid epidemic in the United States has unfolded as a devastating public health crisis, characterized by a marked increase in opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose-related deaths. The crisis began in the late 1990s, driven by an upsurge in prescribing opioids for pain management amidst aggressive marketing tactics by pharmaceutical companies. The epidemic has…

Exploring Binge Drinking Patterns in the US: Insights from GIS Mapping

Over half of US adults drink alcohol, with binge drinking affecting one in six. Binge drinking, defined as consuming excessive drinks on a single occasion, is linked to various health issues and is prevalent among 18-34-year-old non-Hispanic White males in the Midwest. A web map uses EBK statistical analysis to reveal geographic patterns of binge drinking across the US, excluding Florida due to missing data. This analysis can guide targeted interventions.

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Dynamically Mapping Amateur Radio Packet Stations

packetradiomap.com After getting involved in packet radio a couple years ago, I quickly though to myself how useful it would be if there were a map of network nodes so that operators could have a visualization of the nodes they could connect to. One could determine how many hops it would take to reach their…

Mapping Violent Crime in Fort Worth, Texas

<br /><br /> This page was recovered from my old site and is, unfortunately, missing some graphical elements. The text has been untouched. Violent crime clustering is a topic that appeared on the horizon of a possible analysis as I completed a recent paper using the SaTSCan spatial statistic. I realized that this method could…