40 is the New 35: The Impact of Rising Age of Mothers in the U.S.

Data Visualization

US Birth 1 US Birth 2 US Birth 3 US Birth 4

Project Details

  • Date: October 2017
  • Skills & Tools:
    D3.js, React, GSAP JS, Javascript, Python, HTML, CSS, Inkscape / Illustrator, Amazon AWS
  • Link: dataspeakslouder.com/birth

Project Overview

The age of American mothers has been dramatically increasing, especially within the last 10 years. At the same time, there have been notable increases in health risks for both mothers and their babies. Currently the U.S. has highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world.

Using d3.js, I created this online interactive data visualization to examine these trends and understand how the rising age of American mothers impacts the health of mothers and their children.