Welcome! This dashboard of different visualizations reveal the relations between Cereal, State and Weight. Do the heavier states love their sugary cereal? Or do they try to get the more healthy ones to counter that? What do does this dataset have about each state's favorite cereal? What else? This visualization provides the tools to explore the data to uncover the answers!
With so many cereal brands, it's hard to pick out the information of an individual brand. Have no fear, when you hover over a cereal brand, the line lights up. Figure out its values and see where it stands among the other brands!
Parallel plot diagrams can get difficult to isolate patterns from dimension to dimension. Click near the value of a certain dimension and all the cereals that have the same value for that category will light up in orange. Pull your mouse away and see the trend. The image shows that lighter weighed cereals tend to not have a lot of protein in them.
Wanna what a state's favorite cereal is? Well hover the circle related to the state and see it light up! Looks like Washington's favorite is low in sodium but it's a littly sugary.
Unfortunately, the dataset contains some holes. Though the dataset had the name of every state's favorite brand, there was missing information about that brand's characteristics. To keep consistency, they are left below.
These circles represent three different important components about a state: reported population percentage who regularly exercise, population percentage in different weight categories, and the poverty rate.
The Poverty rate is described by a line. The higher the line, the greater the poverty.
Each arc's size represents a percentage of the population. Green represents the healthy weight category, orange is the overweight category and indigo is for the obese category. Less green, less of the population percentage have a healthy weight within that state.
The more green, the more population percentage have reported to regularly exercise. Unsurprisingly, the more grey the circle, then more of the population is overweight or obese.
A whole slew of factors may affect a state's favorite, from income to age. Each circle can be clicked on to show a chart the state's demographic composition. Clicking on the "US" circle resets it to the national level.
For thsoe who are curious, here's the exact data mapping used for this visualization.
Download Cereal Data
Download Exercise Survey Data
Download State Information