Visualizing Sexual Behavior

Sexual behaviors over time by gender

Nathan Yau of FlowingData challenged the visualization community to visualize a dataset from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (from Indiana University). This is my attempt to both visualize the data given as well as to point out some interesting trends that I've noticed while exploring the set.

To the left is the dataset visualized simply, broken down by age-group, behavior, and gender. Using Protovis, this is rendered within the browser on demand using the dataset as translated into JSON. The data is available here as integer percentages. Keep in mind that the pages may take a little while to load, as the processing required to create the visualizations is done on demand by your browser.

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