Jenks Natural Breaks vs Alternative Methods

TX 2005 Deaths, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, 3 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, 5 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, 3 Ranges, Suppress if ≤ 10 Deaths

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, 4 Ranges, Suppress if ≤ 10 Deaths

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, 5 Ranges, Suppress if ≤ 10 Deaths

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, Cancer, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, Cancer, 4 Ranges, Suppress if ≤ 5 Deaths

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, Diabetes, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

TX 2005 Age Adjusted Death Rate, Diabetes, 4 Ranges, Suppress if ≤ 5 Deaths

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Births, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Births, Age 15-19, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Births per 1,000 Females, Age 15-19, 3 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Births per 1,000 Females, Age 15-19, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
---|---|

Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Births per 1,000 Females, Age 15-19, 5 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Cesarean Rate, 3 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Cesarean Rate, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

CA 2000 Cesarean Rate, 5 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

US 2005 % Obese, 18+, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

US 2005 % Current Smoker, 18+, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

US 2005 % Satisfied with Life, 18+, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

US 2005 % Leisure Time Exercise, 18+, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

Iowa 2005 Cancer Cases, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

Iowa 2005 Cancer Incidence Rate, 3 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

Iowa 2005 Cancer Incidence Rate, 4 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

Iowa 2005 Cancer Incidence Rate, 5 Ranges

Method | GVF (higher is better) |
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Equal Counts | |

Equal Intervals | |

Natural Breaks |

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Let us know if (1) you have thoughts or suggestions about natural breaks, the map examples, or other methods, or (2) you are interested in working together on further research on this topic, for publication in the peer-review literature.