North Carolina Trends by SVI

This section provides an overview of the trends for all of North Carolina. Additionally, it tries to put the burden of the disease in the context of different counties.

Social Vulnerability Indexes and Cases

The next series of graphs utilize the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). The SVI is a composit measure that is typically calculated at the block group or county level for each state and measures the “resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, stresses such as natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks.” Areas with an SVI closer to 0 indicate the community is more resilient (less vulnerable) and those with SVI closer to 1 are less resilient (more vulnerable) to stress.

The SVI is broken down into four different themes:1


Household Composition & Disability

Minority Status & Language

Housing Type & Transportation

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