The purpose of the Population module is to generate interactive statistics of census
data. The intended audience is researchers, public health officials, students, and
the general public. The data originates from the census data from Office of Research
and Statistics. Users can select year, race, sex, age, region, and birth characteristic
as row or column variables. Using the drop down boxes can further restrict these
same variables. Users can generate on-the-fly maps and tables of the frequencies,
and percentages of the selected data.
The interpretation of tables and maps is the users responsibility. Thorough labels
are provided however to make interpretation more intuitive. Many supporting pages
are provided with definitions; examples of rate calculations, Division of Biostatistics
and Health GIS contact information, and frequently asked questions to assist the
user in interpreting this data.