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Mapping Health Statistics at CDC.gov

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CDC.gov has a great tool for showing United States statistics on death and injury, drillable by various details.

The tool is hosted at http://wisqars.cdc.gov:8080/cdcMapFramework/

As a test I decided to map out injuries due to fire arms , and compare firearm deaths of white people versus the whole population.(see firearm deaths file)

See white people are more likely than black people to own guns (also read http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9572612 ), but it seems statistically they are less likely to be injured by firearms- so it could affect support for gun control laws on a racial ground- that was my null hypothesis. No politics, just plain statistics. I dont know- why dont you look at the data and decide-







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