In addition to the NC Transportation Safety and Public Health Data Dashboard released earlier this month, several other dashboards have been released, leveraging different elements of NC DETECT data. You can find a summary of each below:
- Annual ED Visit Trends: This dashboard collects annual emergency department (ED) visits across North Carolina, as counts, proportions, and crude population rates. Data are presented statewide and by county with options available to stratify by gender, age, race, ethnicity, and insurance coverage.
- Asthma & COPD Dashboard: The Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) dashboard features the counts, population rates, and proportion of ED visits attributable to each cause. Along with county and zip code maps, this dashboard can create county-level factsheets investigating annual changes by several demographic factors.
- NC DETECT ED Visit Data Quality: Those with questions regarding the ED visits reported to NC DETECT should visit this dashboard, which collects the monthly proportion of complete (at least one non-missing diagnosis code) ED visit records statewide and by county. Total number of visits are also reported by month.
- Mental Health Dashboard: Visits relating to anxiety, depression, self-inflicted injury, suicidal ideation, and trauma/stressors are collected within this dashboard. Demographic breakdowns are presented along with annual factsheets for each NC county. Additional sources of mental health-related data are also described.
- Unintentional Falls Dashboard: Yearly rates (per 100,000 person years) and counts of unintentional fall-related ED visits are presented alongside helpful prevention resources. Additionally, county and zip code maps help users investigate trends across the state.
Over the coming weeks we will highlight some of the unique use cases for these dashboards in a new series of posts entitled “Stories from the dashboard.” These posts will guide users on how to use the dashboards to create contextualized public health stories relevant to their communities, as well as provide helpful resources for further information and preventative measures.