The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the most distinctive causes of death in each state — and, in Connecticut, the cause is inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs. In other words, an infection of female reproductive organs.
This analysis looks at what causes of death are more common in a given state versus the U.S. as a whole.
But, in Connecticut, only 19 deaths can be attributed to inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs from 2001 to 2010. New York also shares this most distinctive cause of death.
In Florida, HIV was the most distinctive cause — about 15,600 deaths from 2001 to 2010. In Texas, tuberculosis claimed 679 people in that time span.
The full dataset can be downloaded here.
Now for some more links:
- In 1996 to 2000, white voters who lived closer to housing projects were more likely to vote for candidates who were more conservative on racial issues [American Journal of Political Science, via Journalist’s Resource]
- What do citizens think about open data? [Pew poll]
- U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors [U.S. Energy Information Administration]
- 40 years of a changing American diet, in one massive chart [Vox]
- What kind of people do data visualization? [Bill Shaunder]
- The biggest U.S. police departments are getting smaller [fivethirtyeight]
- Can a half-cent tax on drink save lives? [stats.org]
- A roundup of visualizations on Baltimore, race and policing [PBS.org]
- Rethinking Detroit [National Geographic]
- U.S. health and education jobs have made the biggest comeback from pre-recession levels [Vox]