Discretized malaria cases (Antioquia)

The monthly epidemiological data (falciparum malaria cases) from 77 municipalities were discretized into a set of finite levels by putting all zeros in the lowest level and then dividing the remaining data into observed quantiles of cases per capita. Three levels are considered here: no cases (0), cases below the median (1), and cases above the median (2). These format of the data are used in the grouping algorithm applied in Figure 1 to identify groups of municipalities with similar temporal dynamics. See Method and associated references in the Supplementary Information of the paper.