Section I – Define query population (upper left panel)
Step 1: Choose geographic area
Use the three radio buttons to select an ESRD population from the entire U.S., a selected ESRD network, or specific states/territories. Clicking on “Selected ESRD Networks” will default to network 1; click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the selection box to choose a different network from the drop-down list. You can select only one network. Similarly, clicking on “Selected States/Territories” will default to Alabama; choose a different state/territory from the drop-down list. You can select only one state or territory. Hover your mouse over the question mark in the criteria title for more details.
Step 2: Choose a range of data years
Use the slider bar to specify the range of years for your query. The default selection is 2015 to 2018. Drag the round button left and right to change the start and end year for your query population.
Step 3: Choose age
Use the five radio buttons to choose patient age ranges for your query. By default the range is all ages. Click on “0-17” to choose the pediatric population, or click “18+” or “65+.” Use the last radio button to choose a specific age group. Click on the drop-down arrow and choose from the drop-down list. You can choose one or multiple age groups, or click “Select All” to include all age groups and click “Deselect All” to clear your selection.
Step 4: Choose sex
Choose the sex of your query population using the three checkboxes. Default is both sexes and unknown.
Step 5: Choose race
Use the drop-down menu to choose races for your population. Click on “Select All” or “Deselect All” to choose all races or deselect all races. You can choose multiple races.
Step 6: Choose ethnicity
You can choose ethnicity for your population using these three checkboxes. Default is all ethnicities and unknown.
Step 7: Choose treatment modality
Use the drop-down selection box to choose one or more treatment modalities for your query. Click “Select All” to select all treatment modalities or “Deselect All” to clear your choices. Default is all modalities.
Step 8: Choose primary ESRD diagnosis group
Choose one or more ESRD diagnosis group from the drop-down list. Default is all diagnosis groups.
Step 9: Reset your selection (optional)
Click the reset button to clear your selections and set all criteria back to default.
Section II – Define query display option (lower left panel)
Step 1: Choose first display option
Click on a radio button to choose the first element with which to summarize your query results. For example, the default selection is year, and the resulting table will break down query results by years. Similarly, the resulting bar chart displays query results by year.
Step 2: Choose second display option
Click a different radio button to choose your second display option. The default selection is “None.” For example, if you click “Sex,” the query results will be displayed by both year and sex. The resulting table will show unique years in the first column, and sex categories across the top row. In the chart, the x-axis will be the first display option, and each bar the second display option. In this case, the x-axis is year, and bars show sex categories.
You can select up to two summary variables by which to display the data. No secondary display options are available when the first is state or network.
Section III – Main query results display (right panel)
The resulting chart is shown here on the right-hand side of the page.
Hover your mouse over the bars in the chart to see the numbers in each category.
Remove specific categories by clicking the chart legend below the chart.
Click on the burger menu in the upper right corner of the chart to download the resulting query figure as a JPEG image, SVG vector image, or PDF document. Text under the chart summarizes the criteria of the query population.
Access the state tile-map by choosing “Entire U.S.” as your geographic query area, and selecting “State” as the display option. Hover your mouse over the chart to see numbers in each state. Use the navigation button at the upper left corner or scroll the mouse wheel over the map to zoom in and out. You can also click on a state to zoom in and see count in the state's counties. Click the “Back to U.S.” button to return to the state tile-map. Use the burger icon in the upper right of the chart to download the map as a JPEG image, SVG vector image, or PDF document.
A county map is available when you select a specific state as the geographic area for your query, and display by county. You can also click on a specific state in the state tile-map mentioned above. The county map for Minnesota is shown above as an example. Hover over the map to see the count in each county. Use the navigation button or your mouse to zoom in and out of the county map. Download the county map by clicking the burger icon located in the upper right corner of the chart.
Resulting table is shown here on the right-hand side of the page. You can copy the table to the clipboard, print it, or click on the “Download” button to download it in CSV, Excel, or PDF format.
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