Exploring U.S. Births Data by Race and State (2007 – 2019)

Upon reading news about the recent tragic shooting in Buffalo, New York, United States we came across a mention about a specific data. That data was births data, claimed to show decline of the number of births of a certain race. This decline was reported to be one of the reasons that instigated the violence.

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Curved Shapes and Triple-Layer Patterns from U.S. Peoples’ Multiple Causes of Deaths Data (1999 – 2020)

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There are patterns in causes of deaths of U.S. people. I plotted the data as individual states with death rates along years and causes of deaths (c.o.d.) variables. Three layers are visible in these graphs. By far the most frequently occuring c.o.d. are heart disease and cancer which constitute the top layer. C.o.d. in the middle layer are moderately frequent. The middle layer comprises various diseases. The most commonly found c.o.d. in there are diseases of the respiratory, digestive, or nervous system, and external causes. The bottom layers comprises c.o.d. that are relatively rare. When plotted in single c.o.d., death rates of several c.o.d. show well-defined curved trends, suggesting their predictability potential. However, the overall patterns in these single c.o.d. graphs are not as marked and as consistent as the death rates plotted in single states.

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Insights From Twitter Trending Topics Data

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I tracked Twitter trending topics of 11 countries and worldwide region four times daily for 45 days from February to April 2022. My findings suggest that entertainment topics dominate the trending topics. The popularity of trending topics doesn’t reflect their real impact on the society. Keyword occurence patterns vary between countries. In all countries, the keywords occured sparsely. Some countries have more continuous patterns than others. Trending topics can be authentic, i.e. formed by natural conversations, or inauthentic, i.e. formed by bots or political campaign teams. Thus far, the trending topics patterns didn’t seem to reflect the authenticity of the conversations.

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Steady Rise of Firearm Homicide in United States in 1999 – 2020 : A Brief Analysis of the Data

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We briefly analyzed data of homicide by firearm data in the United States. The data was obtained from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), specifically CDC WONDER Online Database. The purpose of this analysis is to identify insights and interesting patterns that merit further investigation.

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