Using Naasautit

Finding and viewing data

  1. All the data categories appear in the column on the left side of the page under "Data Selection". You can explore these categories by clicking on them. As you do, the sections will expand to display additional sub-categories. Within each sub-category, you will see the names of the data sets with checkboxes beside them.
  2. By clicking one or more checkboxes, you select the data set or sets to be graphed.
  3. Once you have made your selections, click the "View Selected Data" button at the top of the data categories list. You can select one graph at a time, or several graphs that will be displayed one below the other, so you can compare statistics.
  4. In order to keep the names of the data sets in the menu short, we used some "rules." For example, all graphs that are automatically displayed show regional and national data, unless it says "Sub-regions." All graphs are for adults unless it specifies the age groups. This applies to the graphs that appear automatically; you can also generate other graphs based on different factors (see below).
  5. The graphs that are automatically displayed have been selected by Naasautit because they show an interesting aspect of the data. There are many more ways to view and display the statistics available (see below).In order to keep the names of the data sets in the menu short, we used some “rules.” For example, all graphs that are automatically displayed show regional and national data, unless it says “Sub-regions.” All graphs are for adults unless it specifies the age groups. This applies to the graphs that appear automatically; you also can generate other graphs based on different factors (see below).

Options on the graph page

Start Over button: use this button if you want to close the graph or graphs you have open and start over to select data. You may notice that when you select a data set, it gets ticked off in more than one category. Using the 'Start Over' button will clear all the data sets from all categories.
Hide Confidence button: the thin “sticks” on the bars in most of the graphs indicate the confidence interval for the data. You can turn these off to view or print the graph.
The graph title: the title in blue describes the statistics shown in the graph. It includes the topic, what regions are included, what gender (male/female), the age groups represented and the year the data was collected.
Show/Hide Info button: if you click on this button you will see the survey question that was asked of Inuit and in some cases, written highlights of the findings, which were prepared by our data analyst interns during the development of Naasautit. Note: this explanation applies only to the graph that is automatically generated, not to ones you create by customizing the data.
Download Data button: this allows you to download the data to your computer in an Excel table format. It does not contain much formatting, just the data in rows and columns.
Show/Hide Data: clicking on this button lets you display the whole table that the graph was generated from. Some tables include a lot of information; definitions for some of the columns will pop open when your cursor is placed over them. By using the “click to customize your data” button at the top, you can create graphs based on many of the other statistics in the table.

Customizing the graphs

  1. Once your graphs have been generated, you can customize the data you are viewing by clicking on the "Click to customize your data" link in the banner where the dog sled appears.
  2. You can change what appears in your graph by selecting different options in the menu provided to view either more or less of all the data available.
  3. Clicking the "Update Graphs" button will apply your new selections.

Other features

Search: use the “Search” button at the top of the page to look for key words in the data sets, for example, a particular health issue, age range, region, etc.
Resources: this section is under construction, but check back to see selected Inuit research reports, data sources and research tools.
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