The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is
doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the
reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes
lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the
top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
This gauge shows how the State: Kansas value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the
state (or all US counties). The gauge is blue and white when being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad and is multi-colored when
being higher (or lower) is good or bad.
This gauge shows whether the State: Kansas value is increasing or decreasing over time. A green arrow means
the value is improving and a red arrow means the value is getting worse. The = (equal) sign means that there is not a significant increase or
decrease since the last measurement. A blue arrow means the value being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad.
Kansas Health Matters is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Kansas. It is intended to help hospitals, health departments, policy makers, community planners and members learn about issues, identify improvements and collaborate for positive change.
Get started on Kansas Health Matters! Compare your Kansas county's health with other Kansas counties, the nation, and 2020 targets with a variety of health indicators. Create your own reports in the report assistant. Learn about promising practices on a variety of topics that affect community health.
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