Exploring Tucson's Wellbeing

How healthy is your neighborhood? Are your neighbors physically active? How do they report their mental and physical health? How often do they visit the doctor? Thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) you can explore these questions using data for the census tracts within the City of Tucson. The data come from the 500 Cities Project. To learn more about how Tucson compares to other cities, check out this Dashboard feature article (http://mapazdashboard.arizona.edu/article/state-health-select-arizona-cities-tucsonans-get-physical).

Use the interactive map in Figure 1 to explore how Tucson’s neighborhoods differ across four key health indicators for adults: leisure-time physical activity, mental health, physical health, and annual visits to a doctor for a routine checkup. Enter your address to find your census tract and click on the map to see the underlying data.

For leisure-time physical activity, the interactive map shows the share of adults reporting no activity during a 30 day period. For mental health, the map shows the share of adults reporting that their mental health was not good for 14 days or more during a 30 day period. For physical health, the map shows the share of adults reporting that their physical health was not good for 14 days or more during a 30 day period. For annual doctor visits, the map shows the share of adults that reported visiting the doctor for a routine checkup during the year.

Figure 1: Interactive Map of Four Key Health Indicators from the 500 Cities Report (Click on census tract to view data)

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