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Potential inter-relationships between cigarette taxes, smoke-free policy, and smoking prevalence

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A PopSciGrid demo that illustrates how tobacco policy coverage rate, cigarette price/tax, and smoking rate have changed over time using motion chart technology.
Contributor:

This demo is part of the Population Sciences Grid Project. For more information, please contact Professor Deborah McGuinness.

Please note: The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Data Portal enables users to explore the relationship between cancer risk factors, health outcomes, and factors in the social and political environment. The maps, graphs, and tables on this website are not intended to convey information about causal relationships, and the NCI does not endorse any conclusions or inferences that individual users may draw from the maps, tables, or graphs produced by this website. Learn more about cancer.

Browser considerations: Firefox and IE 8 on Windows XP have difficulties displaying the following demonstrations. IE 7 on Windows Vista also has difficulties. Demonstrations can be successfully viewed using IE 8 on Windows 7, and Firefox and Safari on Mac. Flash is required for all browsers.

Using the demo: Press play () in the chart below to show how each State's Cigarette Tax ($) and Smoking Ban Coverage (%) changes from 1994 to 2007. The size of the circles corresponds to the percentage of smokers in the state, while the color of the circles corresponds to a "High", "Intermediate", or "Low" degree of the same quantity. The time point shown can be adjusted using the slider at the bottom of this chart.

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By 2007, we see that the (blue) "High" Smoking Prevalence states tend toward the low tax and low ban corner of the graph.
We also see that the (yellow) "Low" Smoking Prevalence states are in the middle of the tax range and do not have the highest ban coverage.

Timelines: Tax and Cost per Pack (US $), Smoking Prevalance, and Degree of Smoking Ban Coverage (%)

To view these measures for a different state, select it here: .

Contributors

National Cancer Institute

  • Abdul R. Shaikh
  • Richard Moser
  • Bradford W. Hesse
  • Glen D. Morgan
  • Erik M. Augustson
  • Yvonne Hunt
  • Zaria Tatalovich
  • Gordon Willis
  • Kelly Blake
  • Paul Courtney (contractor)
  • Lila Finney (contractor)
  • Amy Sanders (contractor)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Deborah L. McGuinness
  • Li Ding
  • Tim Lebo
  • Jim McCusker

Northwestern University

  • Noshir Contractor
  • Yun Huang
  • Hugh Devlin
  • York Yao


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Tobacco Policy Adoption by US States (1990-2009)

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A PopSciGrid demo presenting a chart that shows the changes of the number of states part of which has adopted tobacco policies that ban smoking in some bars, workplaces, or restaurants.
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This demo is part of the Population Sciences Grid Project. For more information, please contact Professor Deborah McGuinness.

Please note: The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Data Portal enables users to explore the relationship between cancer risk factors, health outcomes, and factors in the social and political environment. The maps, graphs, and tables on this website are not intended to convey information about causal relationships, and the NCI does not endorse any conclusions or inferences that individual users may draw from the maps, tables, or graphs produced by this website. Learn more about cancer.

Browser considerations: Firefox and IE 8 on Windows XP have difficulties displaying the following demonstrations. IE 7 on Windows Vista also has difficulties. Demonstrations can be successfully viewed using IE 8 on Windows 7, and Firefox and Safari on Mac. Flash is required for all browsers.

Using the demo: This demo shows a chart of the number of states with policies regulating use of tobacco in bars, restaurants, and workplaces from 1990 to 2007.


Data series used in this demo:
* NCI internal dataset

Contributors

National Cancer Institute

  • Abdul R. Shaikh
  • Richard Moser
  • Bradford W. Hesse
  • Glen D. Morgan
  • Erik M. Augustson
  • Yvonne Hunt
  • Zaria Tatalovich
  • Gordon Willis
  • Kelly Blake
  • Paul Courtney (contractor)
  • Lila Finney (contractor)
  • Amy Sanders (contractor)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Deborah L. McGuinness
  • Li Ding
  • Tim Lebo
  • Jim McCusker

Northwestern University

  • Noshir Contractor
  • Yun Huang
  • Hugh Devlin
  • York Yao
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Trends in Smoking Prevalence, Tobacco Policy Coverage and Tobacco Prices (1991-2007)

Description: 
A PopSciGrid demo that illustrates how tobacco policy coverage rate, cigarette price/tax, and smoking rate have changed over time.
Contributor:
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This demo is part of the Population Sciences Grid Project. For more information, please contact Professor Deborah McGuinness.

Please note: The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Data Portal enables users to explore the relationship between cancer risk factors, health outcomes, and factors in the social and political environment. The maps, graphs, and tables on this website are not intended to convey information about causal relationships, and the NCI does not endorse any conclusions or inferences that individual users may draw from the maps, tables, or graphs produced by this website. Learn more about cancer.

Browser considerations: Firefox and IE 8 on Windows XP have difficulties displaying the following demonstrations. IE 7 on Windows Vista also has difficulties. Demonstrations can be successfully viewed using IE 8 on Windows 7, and Firefox and Safari on Mac. Flash is required for all browsers.

Using the demo: Select a year and a data series to show a heatmap that compares data for different states on a US map (the map may be blank in some combination because impacteen datasets (other than the policy data) only cover data between 1991 and 2007). Select a state to show the evolution of data series from 1991 to 2007.

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Smoking prevalence refers to the estimated percentage of adults in the US who currently smoke.

PopSciGrid Project Contributors

National Cancer Institute

  • Abdul R. Shaikh
  • Richard Moser
  • Bradford W. Hesse
  • Glen D. Morgan
  • Erik M. Augustson
  • Yvonne Hunt
  • Zaria Tatalovich
  • Gordon Willis
  • Kelly Blake
  • Paul Courtney (contractor)
  • Lila Finney (contractor)
  • Amy Sanders (contractor)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Deborah L. McGuinness
  • Li Ding
  • Tim Lebo
  • Jim McCusker

Northwestern University

  • Noshir Contractor
  • Yun Huang
  • Hugh Devlin
  • York Yao
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Interative US Tobacco Policy Coverage Map (1990-2009)

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This demo illustrates how tobacco policy coverage has changed over time.
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Select a year and a data series (workplace, restaurant or bar) to show a map of the U.S. that compares data for different states on a US map. Select a state to show the change of all data series in the selected state from 1990 to 2009 .
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Following are data series used in this demo:
* NCI internal dataset (needs more information)
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Medicare Claims versus Interstate Migration

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This demo traces population migration in contrast to Medicare claims.
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State Gross Income Versus Medicare Claims (2007)

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Compares the adjusted gross income (AGI) of state residents and the number of Medicare claims made within that state by residents in 2007.
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Observations

This map shows a comparison between the amount of adjusted gross income (AGI) earned by state residents and the number of Medicare claims made within that state by residents in 2007. From this visualization, we can see the following observations:
  • darker states, such as Montana, California and Florida, are the states with low average AGI per Medicare claim. California has a very huge AGI, but it also has high Medicare claims far above national average.
  • lighter states, such as Oregon, Wyoming, and Hawaii, are the states with high average AGI per Medicare claim. With fair amount of population, people in these states may be more healthy?
For further investigation, we can read some related News articles

  Technology Highlights


  Portable Interactive Google Visualization Design This demo uses Google Visualization API
 to integrate the following types of charts. This demo is also interactive such that users can see more details about a state when clicking the state on the map. We also notice that currently Google GeoMap has some limitations, e.g. it does not show Washington, D.C.
 on map.
  • GeoMap
  • Column Chart
  • Table
This demo is highly portable as also code are encoded in a HTML file and the computations are implemented using javascript.
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