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Protocol - Social Vulnerability

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Description

The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) provides specific socially and spatially relevant information to help public health officials and local planners better prepare communities to respond to emergency events such as severe weather, floods, disease outbreaks, or chemical exposure.

The SVI can be used to

  • allocate emergency preparedness funding by community need;
  • estimate the amount and type of needed supplies like food, water, medicine, and bedding;
  • decide how many emergency personnel are required to assist people;
  • identify areas in need of emergency shelters;
  • create a plan to evacuate people, accounting for those who have special needs, such as those without vehicles, the elderly, or people who do not understand English well; and 
  • identify communities that will need continued support to recover after an emergency or natural disaster.

In addition, applications of the SVI increasingly link vulnerability to health behaviors and outcomes such as physical activity, physical fitness, and teenage pregnancy (e.g., An & Xiang, 2015; Gay, Robb, Benson, & White, 2016; Yee, Cunningham, & Ickovics, 2019).

The SVI measures the relative vulnerability of the population in each U.S. Census tract. Results can be aggregated to and assessed at the county and state levels as well.

The SVI evaluates census tracts on 15 social factors, including unemployment, minority status, and disability, and groups them into four related themes: socioeconomic, household composition and disability, minority status and language, and housing and transportation. Each tract receives a ranking for each census variable, for each of four themes, and an overall ranking. In a second approach, each tract having a variable at the 90th percentile (or higher) is flagged; the flags are then summed to produce counts for each theme and overall. 

Specific Instructions

The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) can be related to other ecological variables measured at the tract, county, or state level. It can also be included in multilevel analyses of tract, county, or state effects on individual behaviors or outcomes assuming that tract, county, and/or state identifiers are available. An ecological approach is provided by Gay, Robb, Benson, and White (2016). A multilevel approach is provided by An and Xiang (2015).

Protocol

The relative vulnerability of the population in each U.S. Census tract can be determined using the Social Vulnerability Index. The SVI ranks the tracts on 15 social factors, including unemployment, minority status, and disability, and groups them into four related themes: socioeconomic, household composition and disability, minority status and language, and housing and transportation. Each tract receives a ranking for each census variable and for each of four themes, and also an overall ranking.  

Ranking

Census tracts within each state and the District of Columbia are ranked to enable mapping and analysis of relative vulnerability in individual states. Tracts for the entire United States are also ranked against one another, for mapping and analysis of relative vulnerability in multiple states, or across the U.S. as a whole. Tract rankings are based on percentiles. Percentile ranking values range from 0 to 1, with higher values indicating greater vulnerability.

For each tract, we generated its percentile rank among all tracts for 1) the fifteen individual variables, 2) the four themes, and 3) its overall position.

Flags

The data can also be analyzed using flags as an alternative approach to rankings. Tracts in the top 10%, i.e., at the 90th percentile of values, are given a value of 1 to indicate high vulnerability. Tracts below the 90th percentile are given a value of 0.

For a theme, the flag value is the number of flags for variables comprising the theme. The overall flag value for each tract is the number of all variable flags.

To access the SVI data, visit https://svi.cdc.gov/data-and-tools-download.html and select “Data” for download type in the Data section of the form. SVI data from 2000, 2010, 2014, and 2016 are available for download in shapefile or .csv format. The accompanying documentation should also be downloaded with the data. This can be done by selecting “Documentation” for download type in the Data section of the form. The documentation contains further details on the data, including variable definitions.

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

Knowledge of U.S. census and American Community Survey (ACS) data products and websites, such as American FactFinder, or commercial geospatial data products, such as those provided by vendors such as GeoLytics (http://www.geolytics.com.

The extracted data need to be manipulated, and the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) needs to be calculated.

Equipment Needs

Access to a desktop or laptop computer with Internet access to download raw data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder website (http://factfinder.census.gov). Statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS) for data manipulation.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Secondary Data Analysis

Lifestage

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants

Not applicable; derived from publicly available secondary data

Selection Rationale

The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) is a publicly available composite measure that relies heavily on census and American Community Survey (ACS) data. Additionally, it provides census tract–level information, accounts for housing and transportation factors, and is based on percentile rankings that can be aggregated.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Social Determinants of Health Social Vulnerability Index Assessment Score 7263289 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2016, May 19). Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). Retrieved from

https://svi.cdc.gov/data-and-tools-download.html 

General References

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (2018, September). CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (fact sheet). Retrieved from https://svi.cdc.gov/factsheet.html

An, R., & Xiang, X. (2015). Social vulnerability and leisure-time physical inactivity among US adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(6), 751–760.

Flanagan, B. E., Gregory, E. W., Hallisey, E. J., Heitgerd, J. L., & Lewis, B. (2011). A Social Vulnerability Index for disaster management. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8(1). doi: 10.2202/1547-7355.1792

Flanagan, B., & Hallisey, E. (2013). Social Vulnerability Index and Toolkit (PDF document). Presented at the New York State Department of Health and the Albany School of Public Health Annual GIS Day. Retrieved from https://svi.cdc.gov/publications.html

Flanagan, B. E., Hallisey, E. J., Adams, E., Lavery, A. (2018). Measuring community vulnerability to natural and anthropogenic hazards: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index. Journal of Environmental Health, 80(10), 34–36.

Gay, J. L., Robb, S. W., Benson, K. M., & White, A. (2016). Can the Social Vulnerability Index be used for more than emergency preparedness? An examination using youth physical fitness data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13, 121–130.

Yee, C. W., Cunningham, S. D., & Ickovics, J. R. (2019). Application of the Social Vulnerability Index for identifying teen pregnancy intervention need in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 23, 1516–1524.

Protocol ID

290701

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Age_Over_25_High_School_Diploma_Estimate
PX290701150100 Persons (age 25+) with no high school more
diploma estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Age_Over_25_High_School_Diploma_Estimate_MOE
PX290701150200 Persons (age 25+) with no high school more
diploma estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Age_Over_65_Estimate
PX290701160100 Persons aged 65 and older estimate, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Age_Over_65_Estimate_MOE
PX290701160200 Persons aged 65 and older estimate MOE, more
2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Age_Under_17_Estimate
PX290701170100 Persons aged 17 and younger estimate, more
2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Age_Under_17_Estimate_MOE
PX290701170200 Persons aged 17 and younger estimate MOE, more
2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Civilian_Unemployed_Estimate
PX290701130100 Civilian (age 16+) unemployed estimate, more
2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Civilian_Unemployed_Estimate_MOE
PX290701130200 Civilian (age 16+) unemployed estimate MOE, more
2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_County_FIPS
PX290701040000 County-level FIPS code N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_County_Name
PX290701050000 County name N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Daytime_Population
PX290701800000 Adjunct variable - Estimated daytime more
population, LandScan 2012 show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Households_Estimate
PX290701110000 Households estimate, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Households_Vehicle_Available_Estimate
PX290701250100 Households with no vehicle available more
estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Households_Vehicle_Available_Estimate_MOE
PX290701250200 Households with no vehicle available more
estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Housing_More_Ten_Units
PX290701220100 Housing in structures with 10 or more units more
estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Housing_More_Ten_Units_MOE
PX290701220200 Housing in structures with 10 or more units more
estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Housing_Units_Estimate
PX290701100100 Housing units estimate, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Housing_Units_Estimate_MOE
PX290701100200 Housing units estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Institutionalized_Group_Quarters_Estimate
PX290701260100 Persons in institutionalized group quarters more
estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Institutionalized_Group_Quarters_Estimate_MOE
PX290701260200 Persons in institutionalized group quarters more
estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Minority_Estimate
PX290701200100 Minority (all persons except white, more
nonHispanic) estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Minority_Estimate_MOE
PX290701200200 Minority (all persons except white, more
nonHispanic) estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Mobile_Home_Estimate
PX290701230100 Mobile homes estimate, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Mobile_Home_Estimate_MOE
PX290701230200 Mobile homes estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Disability_Estimate
PX290701180100 Civilian noninstitutionalized population more
with a disability estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Disability_Estimate_MOE
PX290701180200 Civilian noninstitutionalized population more
with a disability estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Occupied_Housing_Units
PX290701240100 At household level (occupied housing units), more
more people than rooms estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Occupied_Housing_Units_MOE
PX290701240200 At household level (occupied housing units), more
more people than rooms estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Age_Over_65
PX290701650000 Is the percentage of persons aged 65 and more
older is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Age_Under_17
PX290701660000 Is the percentage of persons aged 17 and more
younger is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Crowded_Households
PX290701730000 Is the percentage of crowded households is more
in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Disability
PX290701670000 Is the percentage of persons with a more
disability is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_High_School_Diploma
PX290701640000 Is the percentage of persons with no high more
school diploma is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Households_Vehicles
PX290701740000 Is the percentage of households with no more
vehicles is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Institutionalized_Group_Quarters
PX290701750000 Is the percentage of persons in more
institutionalized group quarters is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Limited_English
PX290701700000 Is the percentage those with limited English more
is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Minority
PX290701690000 Is the percentage of minority is in the 90th more
percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Mobile_Homes
PX290701720000 Is the percentage of mobile homes is in the more
90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Multi_Unit_Housing
PX290701710000 Is the percentage of households in multi- more
unit housing is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Per_Capita_Income
PX290701630000 Is per capita income is in the 90th percentile? Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Poverty
PX290701610000 Is the percentage of persons in poverty is more
in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Single_Parent_Household
PX290701680000 Is the percentage of single parent more
households is in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_90_Unemployed
PX290701620000 Is the percentage of civilian unemployed is more
in the 90th percentile? show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Age_Over_16_Unemployed_Estimate
PX290701420000 Percentile Percentage of civilian (age 16+) more
unemployed estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Age_Over_25_High_School_Diploma
PX290701440000 Percentile Percentage of persons with no more
high school diploma (age 25+) estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Age_Over_65_Estimate
PX290701460000 Percentile percentage of persons aged 65 and more
older estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Age_Under_17_Estimate
PX290701470000 Percentile percentage of persons aged 17 and more
younger estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Below_Poverty_Estimate
PX290701410000 Percentile Percentage of persons below more
poverty estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Households_More_People_Room_Estimate
PX290701560000 Percentile percentage households with more more
people than rooms estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Households_Vehicle_Available_Estimate
PX290701570000 Percentile percentage households with no more
vehicle available estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Housing_Structures_Over_Ten_Units_Estimate
PX290701540000 Percentile percentage housing in structures more
with 10 or more units estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Institutionalized_Group_Quarters_Estimate
PX290701580000 Percentile percentage of persons in more
institutionalized group quarters estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Minority_Estimate
PX290701510000 Percentile percentage minority (all persons more
except white, nonHispanic) estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Mobile_Homes_Estimate
PX290701550000 Percentile percentage mobile homes estimate N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Noninstutionalized_Population_Disability_Estimate
PX290701480000 Percentile percentage of civilian more
noninstitutionalized population with a disability estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Overall_Ranking
PX290701600000 Overall percentile ranking N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Per_Capita_Estimate
PX290701430000 Percentile per capita income estimate N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Ranking_Household_Composition
PX290701500000 Percentile ranking for Household Composition more
theme summary show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Ranking_Housing_Transportation
PX290701590000 Percentile ranking for more
Housing/Transportation theme show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Ranking_Minority_Status_Language
PX290701530000 Percentile ranking for Minority more
Status/Language theme show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Single_Parent_Households_Children_Under_18_Estimate
PX290701490000 Percentile percentage of single parent more
households with children under 18 estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Socioeconomic_Theme
PX290701450000 Percentile ranking for Socioeconomic theme summary N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percentile_Speak_English_Estimate
PX290701520000 Percentile percentage of persons (age 5+) more
who speak English less than well estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Age_Over_25_High_School_Diploma_Estimate
PX290701290100 Percentage of persons with no high school more
diploma (age 25+) estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Age_Over_25_High_School_Diploma_Estimate_MOE
PX290701290200 Percentage of persons with no high school more
diploma (25+) estimate MOE show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Age_Over_65_Estimate
PX290701300100 Percentage of persons aged 65 and older more
estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Age_Over_65_Estimate_MOE
PX290701300200 Percentage of persons aged 65 and older more
estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Age_Under_17_Estimate
PX290701310100 Percentage of persons aged 17 and younger more
estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Age_Under_17_Estimate_MOE
PX290701310200 Percentage of persons aged 17 and younger more
estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Below_Poverty_Estimate
PX290701270100 Percentage of persons below poverty estimate N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Below_Poverty_Estimate_MOE
PX290701270200 Percentage of persons below poverty estimate MOE N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Households_Vehicle_Available_Estimate
PX290701390100 Percentage of households with no vehicle more
available estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Households_Vehicle_Available_Estimate_MOE
PX290701390200 Percentage of households with no vehicle more
available estimate MOE show less
Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Housing_More_Ten_Units
PX290701360100 Percentage of housing in structures with 10 more
or more units estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Housing_More_Ten_Units_MOE
PX290701360200 Percentage of housing in structures with 10 more
or more units estimate MOE show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Institutionalized_Group_Quarters_Estimate
PX290701400100 Percentage of persons in institutionalized more
group quarters estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Institutionalized_Group_Quarters_Estimate_MOE
PX290701400200 Percentage of persons in institutionalized more
group quarters estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Minority_Estimate
PX290701340100 Percentage minority (all persons except more
white, nonHispanic) estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Minority_Estimate_MOE
PX290701340200 Percentage minority (all persons except more
white, nonHispanic) estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Mobile_Home_Estimate
PX290701370100 Percentage of mobile homes estimate Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Mobile_Home_Estimate_MOE
PX290701370200 Percentage of mobile homes estimate MOE N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Disability
PX290701320100 Percentage of civilian noninstitutionalized more
population with a disability estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Disability_MOE
PX290701320200 Percentage of civilian noninstitutionalized more
population with a disability estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Occupied_Housing_Units
PX290701380100 Percentage of occupied housing units with more
more people than rooms estimate show less
Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Occupied_Housing_Units_MOE
PX290701380200 Percentage of occupied housing units with more
more people than rooms estimate MOE show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Single_Parent_Household_Children_Under_18
PX290701330100 Percentage of single parent households with more
children under 18 estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Single_Parent_Household_Children_Under_18_MOE
PX290701330200 Percentage of single parent households with more
children under 18 estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
Variable Mapping
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Speak_English
PX290701350100 Percentage of persons (age 5+) who speak more
English less than well estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Speak_English_MOE
PX290701350200 Percentage of persons (age 5+) who speak more
English less than well estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Unemployed_Estimate
PX290701280100 Percentage of civilian (age 16+) unemployed more
estimate show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Unemployed_Estimate_MOE
PX290701280200 Percentage of civilian (age 16+) unemployed more
estimate MOE show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Uninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Estimate
PX290701780000 Adjunct variable - Percentage uninsured in more
the total civilian noninstitutionalize d population estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Percent_Uninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Estimate_MOE
PX290701790000 Adjunct variable - Percentage uninsured in more
the total civilian noninstitutionalized population estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Persons_Below_Poverty_Estimate
PX290701120100 Persons below poverty estimate, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Persons_Below_Poverty_Estimate_MOE
PX290701120200 Persons below poverty estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Per_Capita_Income_Estimate
PX290701140100 Per capita income estimate, 2010-2014 ACS. N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Per_Capita_Income_Estimate_MOE
PX290701140200 Per capita income estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Population_Estimate
PX290701090100 Population estimate, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Population_Estimate_MOE
PX290701090200 Population estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Single_Parent_Household_Children_Under_18
PX290701190100 Single parent household with children under more
18 estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Single_Parent_Household_Children_Under_18_MOE
PX290701190200 Single parent household with children under more
18 estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Speak_English
PX290701210100 Persons (age 5+) who speak English less than more
well estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Speak_English_MOE
PX290701210200 Persons (age 5+) who speak English less than more
well estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_State
PX290701030000 State abbreviation N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_State_FIPS
PX290701010000 State-level FIPS code N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_State_Name
PX290701020000 State name N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Tract_Area
PX290701080000 Tract area in square miles N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Tract_County_State
PX290701070000 Text description of tract, county, state N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Tract_FIPS
PX290701060000 Tract-level FIPS code N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Uninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Estimate
PX290701760000 Adjunct variable - Uninsured in the total more
civilian noninstitutionalized population estimate, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
PX290701_Social_Vulnerability_Community_Resilience_Uninsured_Noninstitutionalized_Population_Estimate_MOE
PX290701770000 Adjunct variable - Uninsured in the total more
civilian noninstitutionalized population estimate MOE, 2010-2014 ACS show less
N/A
Social Determinants of Health
Measure Name

Social Vulnerability

Release Date

May 11, 2020

Definition

Social vulnerability is the degree to which a community exhibits certain social conditions, including high poverty, low percentage of vehicle access, or crowded households, that may affect that community’s ability to prevent human suffering and financial loss in the event of disaster. These factors describe a community’s social vulnerability. 

Purpose

Identifying vulnerable populations can help public health officials and local planners better prepare communities to respond to emergency events such as severe weather, floods, disease outbreaks, or chemical exposure.

Keywords

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CDC; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; ATSDR; Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program; GRASP; Social Determinants of Health; Social Vulnerability Index; SVI

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
290701 Social Vulnerability
Publications

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