Analyzing birth and death data: The wonders of CDC WONDER
From birth to death: CDC WONDER is indispensable if you're analyzing local, regional or national rates for cancer. Or suicide. Or premature birth. Or pedestrian traffic fatalities. Or fatal drug overdoses. It's a powerful front end to query tens of millions of birth and death certificates; the national cancer registry; and more. Bonus: A gentle introduction to age-adjusted rates. Bring your laptop to follow along.
Paul Overberg is a data reporter at the Wall Street Journal and a member of its investigative team. He focuses on economic and demographic stories but helps reporters working on many subjects. He previously worked at USA TODAY, where he worked on projects that won the Philip Meyer Award for Precision Journalism and the National Headliner Award.
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