Correlations of Smoking Prevelance Related Data

A PopSciGrid demo that provides interactive interface to analysts to explore how smoking rates, population, cigarette taxes, and other related variables are related to one another by state.

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 Firefox and Safari on Windows 7. Flash is required for all browsers.

Using the demo: The upper maps of the US show current percentages of Smoke Free Bars and Smoking Prevalance. The lower matrix shows correlations between 6 variables across all states and time points. The lower graph shows the relationship between smoking prevalence and policies covering smoking in bars by state. Push the the play button to animate how these data vary over time. drupal_set_html_head( ' '); drupal_set_html_head( ' ');


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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