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Index of Concentration at the Extremes

In several projects we have used the index of concentration at the extremes, derived from the American Community Survey. Here we share our methodology and results.

2008-2012 estimates

2011-2015 estimates

Comparative Community Health Equity Research Dataset (CHER-D)

Comparisons of communities across cities are rare in social epidemiology. Much of the work in this field either focuses on the social gradient in health in general or takes the city itself as the unit of analysis, generating useful points of comparison but missing the within-city heterogeneity that make local data so important. Our Comparative Community Health Equity Research Dataset (CHER-D) is designed to enable community-level health equity analyses across 10 cities. CHER-D version 1.0 is expected to be ready by Winter 2020.