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Can I download data from the Health Data Explorer?

The data from the Health Data Explorer can be downloaded by specific disease.  To access the data go to the Simple Map and scroll down to the Single Disease links at the bottom.  Then, click on the "link to data" button.

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This will open an excel file with mortality rates by county.  Data for each of the disease mortality rates are available via their single map applications.  The social, economic, and environmental data are available via the Other Category links.  Users should be sure to properly cite the data:

North Carolina Health Data Explorer.  Center for Health Systems Research and Development, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2011.

Users may also want to verify the social, economic and environment data at its source to ensure it is up-to-date (all sources are listed in the data file and in the data source link on the application).