Gene Expression

Map of Health in America

A few years ago I pointed to a paper which surveyed variation in health across the United States as a function of geography. Today Andrew Gelman points to a new map put out by the heath insurance industry. I’ve placed the two maps side by side below.



  1. #1 Cecil
    March 11, 2009

    Seems to roughly correlate with this map. 10 points if you can guess what it is without reading the URL.

  2. #2 Umlud
    March 12, 2009

    So, Cecil, are you saying that increased well-being and increased female longevity leads to increased Republican tendencies? 😉

  3. #3 Cecil
    March 12, 2009

    Seems the opposite to me, actually, but that could just be my own bias. 🙂

    The midwest is a bit off but the south is strikingly both red on the election map and grey on the well-being map.

  4. #4 John Emerson
    March 14, 2009

    The bottom graph hardly could have been more wrongly color-coded. The gray is too greenish.

    The upper midwestern health stats might be even better, because prosperous retirees there migrate out.

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