A new set of interactive maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lets you look at how various health conditions break down in New York City neighborhoods and hundreds of other cities across the country.
The 500 Cities Project provides "city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States."
You can look at levels of conditions like diabetes, obesity, or kidney disease, as well as unhealthy behaviors like binge drinking. There's also info on prevention, like health insurance or mammogram rates.
The maps, which are primarily intended for health experts, are a bit wonky, but if you're interested in how your neighborhood stacks up, and how inequality is reflected across economic and racial lines, they're cool to look through. Some examples below.
Here are diabetes rates, with rates ranging from light yellow (low) to dark red (high):
Diabetes rates by census tract. (CDC)
Binge drinking rates, also with rates ranging from light yellow (low) to dark red (high):
Binge drinking. (CDC)
Rates of residents getting annual checkups, with rates ranging from dark blue (lowest) to bright yellow (highest):
Rates of annual checkups. (CDC)