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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #630 on: March 20, 2017, 09:26:12 AM »
This was posted in the Politics.jpg thread, and no one's quite sure why.


But it goes well with this other map I first saw a couple years back:
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #631 on: March 20, 2017, 11:41:38 AM »
Everything is politics
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #632 on: March 23, 2017, 12:19:50 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.



This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #633 on: March 23, 2017, 01:05:30 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.



This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

They have identified some environmental* risk factors for Parkinson. People with long term exposure to petrochemicals are especially prone to the disease.

*That's environment in the individual sense, not the ecological sense.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #634 on: March 23, 2017, 02:04:35 PM »
Looks like it'd map nicely to population density. 
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #635 on: March 23, 2017, 02:11:27 PM »
Looks like it'd map nicely to population density.

Not by the numbers.  There was at one time a hypothesis that rural residents had a higher prevalence, but that turned out not to be true... and the reverse was true but not by much.  The map is showing ten times the prevalence between some areas.

Highly urban counties       1,706 per 100,000
Highly rural counties       1,371 per 100,000


I got this in my PPMI newsletter, and I also learned the difference between:

Incidence - new diagnoses in a given time period.
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Prevalence - total cases in a given demographic.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #636 on: March 23, 2017, 04:24:12 PM »
Incidence - new diagnoses in a given time period.
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Prevalence - total cases in a given demographic.
This is another pair like sensitivity/specificity, where I know there's a difference, I know the two concepts, and I know the two names, but I can never remember which name goes with which concept so I have to look it up every time.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #637 on: March 30, 2017, 01:24:27 AM »
Looks like it'd map nicely to population density.

Not by the numbers.  There was at one time a hypothesis that rural residents had a higher prevalence, but that turned out not to be true... and the reverse was true but not by much.  The map is showing ten times the prevalence between some areas.

Highly urban counties       1,706 per 100,000
Highly rural counties       1,371 per 100,000


I got this in my PPMI newsletter, and I also learned the difference between:

Incidence - new diagnoses in a given time period.
vs
Prevalence - total cases in a given demographic.
Yeah, the eyeball test says that in the West the rates are just plain low across the board but in the Midwest and Northeast there seems to be a split. Since there are more very rural counties in the West than in the rest of the country, it stands to reason that that would skew the results. I'd be interested the see the urban/rural breakdown in each part of the country, actually...
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #638 on: July 22, 2017, 10:47:42 PM »






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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #639 on: July 23, 2017, 01:33:38 AM »
What accounted for the improvement between 1800 and  1857, I wonder? Also railroads?
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #640 on: July 23, 2017, 09:35:32 AM »
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better...is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.