Technical Notes About the Indicators For Tracking Public Health Priority Areas - New York State - 2013-2017

Improve Health Status and Reduce Health Disparities
Indicator Technical Notes Contact Information U.S. Data Sources
Percentage of premature death (before age 65 years)1 The number of deaths occurring before age 65 per 100 total deaths in the time period. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics1 The percentage of premature deaths before age 65 is calculated for both Blacks and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics1 The percentage of premature deaths before age 65 is calculated for Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then the ratio is the Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Age-adjusted preventable hospitalizations rate per 10,000 - Aged 18+ years2 The number of preventable hospitalizations per 10,000 population
The Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) are a set of measures developed by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for use in assessing the quality of outpatient care for "ambulatory care sensitive conditions" (ACSCs). This indicator is defined as the combination of the 12 PQIs that pertain to adults:
  • Short-term complication of diabetes
  • Long-term complication of diabetes
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Lower-extremity amputation among patients with diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Angina
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • Dehydration
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection
Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics2 The rate of preventable hospitalization is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics2 The rate of preventable hospitalization is calculated for both Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Percentage of adults with health insurance - Aged 18-64 years3 The percentage of survey respondents (18 years and older) who reported that they had health insurance coverage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
Model-based Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Counties and States. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces timely estimates for all counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups. The SAHIE program produces single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for every county in the U.S. The estimates are model-based and consistent with the American Community Survey (ACS). They are based on an "area-level" model that uses survey estimates for domains of interest, rather than individual responses. The estimates are "enhanced" with administrative data, within a Hierarchical Bayesian framework.
Age-adjusted percentage of adults who have a regular health care provider - Aged 18+ years4 The percentage of survey respondents (18 years and older) who reported that they had a regular health care provider. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Promote a Healthy and Safe Environment
Indicator Technical Notes Contact Information U.S. Data Sources
Rate of hospitalizations due to falls per 10,000 - Aged 65+ years2 The number of hospitalizations (inpatient, aged 65 years and older) with primary diagnosis ICD-9CM external cause of injury codes E880-E888 (excluding E887) per 10,000 population aged 65 and older. NYS Injury Prevention Program NA
Rate of emergency department visits due to falls per 10,000 - Aged 1-4 years2 The number of emergency department visits (aged 1-4 years) with primary diagnosis ICD-9CM external cause of injury codes E880-E888 (excluding E887) per 10,000 population aged 1 to 4 years NYS Injury Prevention Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and
Reporting System (WISQARS) (2003). National Center for Injury Prevention and Control,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (producer).
Assault-related hospitalization rate per 10,0002 The number of hospitalizations with primary diagnosis ICD-9CM external cause of injury codes E960-E968 per 10,000 population. NYS Injury Prevention Program NA
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics2 The rate of assault hospitalization is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics.
Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate.
NYS Injury Prevention Program NA
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics2 The rate of assault hospitalization is calculated for both Hispanic and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. NYS Injury Prevention Program NA
Ratio of low income ZIP codes to non-low income ZIP codes2 The rate of assault hospitalization is calculated for residents of low-income and non-low-income ZIP code areas. Then, the ratio is the low-income ZIP code rate divided by the non-low-income ZIP code rate. NYS Injury Prevention Program NA
Rate of occupational injuries treated in ED per 10,000 adolescents - Aged 15-19 years2 The number of emergency department visits (aged 15 to 19 years) with primary payer coded as workers' compensation per 10,000 population. NYS Occupational Health Surveillance NA
Annual number of days with unhealthy ozone (Air Quality Index >100)5 Annual number of days with unhealthy ozone (Air Quality Index > 100) NYS Center for Environmental Health NA
Annual number of days with unhealthy particulate matter (Air Quality Index >100)5 Annual number of days with unhealthy particulate matter (Air Quality Index > 100) NYS Center for Environmental Health NA
Percentage of population that lives in a jurisdiction that adopted the Climate Smart Communities pledge6 Climate Smart Communities is a state-local partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save taxpayer dollars, and advance community goals for health and safety, economic vitality, energy independence and quality of life. NYS Center for Environmental Health NA
Percentage of commuters who use alternate modes of transportation7 Alternate modes of transportation include public transportation, carpool, bike, walk, and telecommute. NYS Center for Environmental Health American Community Survey; 5-yr. estimate (S0801)
Percentage of population with low-income and low access to a supermarket or large grocery store8 Low access is defined as greater than one mile from a supermarket or grocery store in urban areas or greater than ten miles from a supermarket or grocery store in rural areas NYS Center for Environmental Health USDA Food Environment Atlas; measure computed by dividing total low income, low access
count by Census 2010 population estimate.
Percentage of homes in Healthy Neighborhood Program that have fewer asthma triggers during the home revisits9 The NYS Healthy Neighborhoods Program provides in-home assessments and interventions for asthma,
tobacco cessation, indoor air quality, lead, fire safety, and other environmental
health hazards in high-risk communities throughout the state. During a visit an outreach worker
provides education, referrals and products to help residents correct housing hazards.
Homes can receive an optional revisit and reassessment.
NYS Center for Environmental Health NA
Percentage of residents served by community water systems with optimally fluoridated water10 The Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) is an online tool that helps states manage the quality of their water fluoridation programs. WFRS information is also the basis for national surveillance reports that describe the percentage of the U.S. population on community water systems who receive optimally fluoridated drinking water. NYS Bureau of Water Supply Protection National Water Fluoridation Statistics.
Prevent Chronic Diseases
Indicator Technical Notes Contact Information U.S. Data Sources
Percentage of adults who are obese4 The percentage of survey respondents (18 years and older) who are obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or greater. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters (w/h2). Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years and older with an annual household income of < $25,000 who are obese4 The percentage of adults (aged 18 years and older) with an annual household income less than $25,000 who are obese. BMI is defined as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (w/h2). The percentage is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years and older with disabilities who are obese4 The percentage of adults (aged 18 years and older) with a disability who are obese. BMI is defined as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (w/h2). The percentage is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Percentage of children and adolescents who are obese11 The percentage of public school children who are obese. Obesity is defined as weight category greater than or equal to 95th percentile. Counties outside NYC: Grades K-12th; NYC counties: Grades K-8th Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research;
NYCDHMH
NHANES CDC NHANES Data Brief
Percentage of children with an outpatient visit, during 12 months, that includes an assessment for weight status - Aged 3-17 years12 The percentage of children (aged 3-17 years) with an outpatient visit that includes an assessment for weight status Office of Quality and Patient Safety NCQA National HEDIS Report 2012
Prevalence of any tobacco use (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco) by high school age students13 The percentage of high school students who report using tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco) Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research  
Percentage of cigarette smoking among adults4 The percentage of adults who report currently smoking cigarettes. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research National Health Interview Survey
Age-adjusted percentage of cigarette smoking among adults with income less than $25,0004 The percentage of adults with income less than $25,000 who report currently smoking cigarettes. The percentage is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research NA
Utilization of smoking cessation benefits among smokers who are
enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care14
The percentage of smokers enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care who utilized smoking cessation benefits. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research NA
Percentage of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines - Aged 50-75 years4 The percentage of survey respondents (aged 50-75 years) who received a colorectal cancer screening exam based on the most recent guidelines in the past year. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Percentage of adults aged 50 years and older with an income of ≤ $25,000 who receive a colorectal cancer screening4 The percentage of survey respondents (aged 50-75 years) with an income less than $25,000 who received a colorectal screening exam based on the most recent guidelines in the past year. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research NA
Asthma emergency department visit rate per 10,0002 The number of emergency department visits with primary diagnosis ICD-9CM code 493.per 10,000 population Asthma Surveillance Program  
Asthma emergency department visit rate per 10,000 - Aged 0-4 years2 The number of emergency department visits with per 10,000 population aged 0-4 years. Asthma Surveillance Program  
Percentage of health plan members, who have controlled their blood pressure - Aged 18-85 years12 The percentage of members, aged 18 to 85 years, who have hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (below 140/90). Office of Quality and Patient Safety NCQA National HEDIS Report 201212
Percentage of black adults enrolled in MMC health plans, who have controlled their blood pressure - Aged 18-85 years12 The percentage of Black MMC members, aged 18 to 85 years, who have hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (below 140/90). Office of Quality and Patient Safety  
Percentage of adult health plan members with diabetes, who have blood glucose in good control12 The percentage of adult health plan members with diabetes whose most recent HbA1c level indicated good control (<9.0 percent). Office of Quality and Patient Safety NCQA National HEDIS Report 2012
Percentage of black adult enrolled in MMC health plans with diabetes, who have blood glucose in good control12 The percentage of Black adults enrolled in MMC health plans with diabetes whose most recent HbA1c level indicated good control (<9.0 percent). Office of Quality and Patient Safety NA
Age-adjusted heart attack hospitalization rate per 10,0002 The number of hospitalizations (inpatient) with a principal diagnosis ICD-9CM code 410 per 10,000 population. The rate is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research NA
Rate of hospitalizations for short-term complications of diabetes per 10,000 - Aged 6-17 years2 The number of hospitalizations (inpatient, aged 6-17 years) with a principal diagnosis ICD-9CM code: 25010, 25011, 25012, 25013, 25020, 25021, 25022, 25023, 25030, 25031, 25032, 25033 per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
AHRQ National PQI Comparative Data
Rate of hospitalizations for short-term complications of diabetes per 10,000 - Aged 18+ years2 The number of hospitalizations (inpatient, aged 18 years and older) with a principal diagnosis ICD-9CM code: 25010, 25011, 25012, 25013, 25020, 25021, 25022, 25023, 25030, 25031, 25032, 25033 per 10,000 population aged 18 years and older. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
AHRQ National PQI Comparative Data
Prevent HIV/STDs, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Healthcare-Associated Infections
Indicator Technical Notes Contact Information U.S. Data Sources
Percentage of children with 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 immunization series - Aged 19-35 months15 The number of children (aged 19-35 months) per 100 population who received their 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 immunization series (4 DTaP, 3 polio, 1 MMR, 3 hep B, 3 Hib, 1 varicella, 4 PCV13). NYS Bureau of Immunization NYS data sources: New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS); US Data Source: Centers for Disease Control, National Immunization Survey (NIS)
Percentage of adolescent females with 3-dose HPV immunization - Aged 13-17 years15 The number of females (aged 13-17 years) per 100 population who received their 3-dose Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization vaccine. NYS Bureau of Immunization New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
Age-adjusted percentage of adults with flu immunization - Aged 65+ years4 The percentage of survey respondents (aged 65+ years) who received their influenza immunization (flu shot) in the past year. The percentage is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Newly diagnosed HIV case rate per 100,00016 The number of people newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), regardless of concurrent or subsequent AIDS diagnosis, per 100,000 population. Data are based on year of diagnosis and exclude prison inmates. Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2010, vol. 22, pp.17, 18.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/. Published March 2012. Accessed 01/11/13.
Difference in rates (Black and White) of new HIV diagnoses16 The new HIV case rate is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics. Then, the difference is the Black non-Hispanic rate minus the White non-Hispanic rate. Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2010, vol. 22, pp.17, 18.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/. Published March 2012. Accessed 01/11/13.
Difference in rates (Hispanic and White) of new HIV diagnoses16 The new HIV case rate is calculated for Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then, the difference is the Hispanic rate minus the White non-Hispanic rate. Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2010, vol. 22, pp.17, 18 Published March 2012. Accessed 01/11/13.
Percentage of HIV-infected persons with a known diagnosis who are in care16 The percentage of HIV-infected persons with a known diagnosis who are in care. Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology NA
Gonorrhea case rate per 100,000 women - Aged 15-44 years17 The number of women (aged 15-44 years) diagnosed with gonorrhea  per 100,000 population. Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology NA
Gonorrhea case rate per 100,000 men - Aged 15-44 years17 The number of men (aged 15-44 years) diagnosed with gonorrhea per 100,000 population. Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology NA
Chlamydia case rate per 100,000 women - Aged 15-44 years17 The number of women (aged 15-44 years) diagnosed with Chlamydia per 100,000 population. Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology NA
Primary and secondary syphilis case rate per 100,000 males17 The number of men diagnosed with primary or secondary syphilis per 100,000 population. Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2011. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012, page 35.
Primary and secondary syphilis case rate per 100,000 females17 The number of women diagnosed with primary or secondary syphilis per 100,000 population. Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2011. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012, page 35.
Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) new cases per 10,00018 Incidence of hospital-onset cases of Clostridium difficile infections NYS Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) Program National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Community-onset healthcare facility-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) new cases per 10,00018 Incidence of community-onset cases of Clostridium difficile infections NYS Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) Program National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children
Indicator Technical Notes Contact Information U.S. Data Sources
Percentage of preterm births19 The number of infants born at less than 37 weeks gestation among infants with known gestational age. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Final Data for 2010, National Vital Statistics Reports, V61, No.1.
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics19 The percentage of preterm births is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Final Data for 2010, National Vital Statistics Reports, V61, No.1.
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics19 The percentage of preterm births is calculated for Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Final Data for 2010, National Vital Statistics Reports, V61, No.1.
Ratio of Medicaid births to non-Medicaid births19 The percentage of preterm births is calculated for births whose primary payer is Medicaid or non-Medicaid. Then, the ratio is the Medicaid percentage divided by the non-Medicaid percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Percentage of infants exclusively breastfed in the hospital19 The number of infants exclusively fed breast milk in the hospital divided by the number of infants with known breastfeeding status. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics19 The percentage of infants exclusively breastfed in the hospital is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics19 The percentage of infants exclusively breastfed in the hospital is calculated for Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Ratio of Medicaid births to non-Medicaid births19 The percentage of infants exclusively breastfed in the hospital is calculated for births whose primary payer is Medicaid or non-Medicaid. Then, the ratio is the Medicaid percent divided by the non-Medicaid percent. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 births1,19 The number of deaths to women from any causes related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management that occurred while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy (ICD-10 codes O00-95, O98-O99, and A34 (obstetrical tetanus)) per 100,000 live births. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Pregnancy-related Mortality in the United States
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics1,19 The percentage of maternal deaths due to pregnancy in the hospital is calculated for Black non-Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Ratio of Black/White women from Pregnancy-related Mortality in the United States
Percentage of children who have had the recommended number of well child visits in government sponsored insurance programs18 The percentage of children aged 0-15 months, 3-6 years and 12-21 years in the Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs who have had the recommended number of well-child visits. Office of Quality and Patient Safety NA
Percentage of children aged 0-15 months who have had the recommended number of well child visits in government sponsored insurance programs12 The percentage of children, in the Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs, who had five or more well-child visits with a primary care provider in their first 15 months of life. Office of Quality and Patient Safety NA
Percentage of children aged 3-6 years who have had the recommended number of well child visits in government sponsored insurance programs12 The percentage of children between the aged 3-6 years, in the Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs, who had one or more well-child visits with a primary care provider during the measurement year. Office of Quality and Patient Safety Child Preventive Care - Statewide - Medicaid Managed Care
Percentage of children aged 12-21 years who have had the recommended number of well child visits in government sponsored insurance programs12 The percentage of adolescents (aged 12-21 years), in the Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs, who had at least one comprehensive well-care visit with a primary care provider during the measurement year. Office of Quality and Patient Safety Child Preventive Care - Statewide - Medicaid Managed Care
Percentage of children with any kind of health insurance - Aged under 19 years3 The percentage of survey respondents (aged under19 years) with any kind of health insurance coverage in the past 12 months. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
Model-based Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Counties and States. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces timely estimates for all counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups. The SAHIE program produces single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for every county in the U.S. The estimates are model-based and consistent with the American Community Survey (ACS). They are based on an "area-level" model that uses survey estimates for domains of interest, rather than individual responses. The estimates are "enhanced" with administrative data, within a Hierarchical Bayesian framework.
Percentage of third-grade children with evidence of untreated tooth decay20 The percentage of third-grade children with evidence of untreated dental caries. Bureau of Dental Health Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) in Children (Age 2 to 11)
Ratio of low-income children to non-low income children20 The percentage of untreated tooth decay is calculated separately for low and non-low income children. Then, the ratio is the low income percentage divided by the non-low income percentage. Bureau of Dental Health NA
Adolescent pregnancy rate per 1,000 females - Aged 15-17 years21 Pregnancies are the sum of the number of live births, induced terminations of pregnancies, and all fetal deaths. Pregnancy rates are the number of pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years. NOTE: pregnancy data for Essex and Hamilton counties were combined for confidentiality purposes. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Ventura SJ, Curtin SC, Abma JC, Henshaw SK. Estimated pregnancy rates and rates of pregnancy outcomes for the United States, 1990-2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 60 no 7. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics21 The pregnancy rate is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics aged 15-17. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Ventura SJ, Curtin SC, Abma JC, Henshaw SK. Estimated pregnancy rates and rates of pregnancy outcomes for the United States, 1990-2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 60 no 7. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics21 The pregnancy rate is calculated for both Hispanics and White non-Hispanics aged 15-17 years. Then, the ratio is the Hispanic rate divided by the White non-Hispanic rate. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Ventura SJ, Curtin SC, Abma JC, Henshaw SK. Estimated pregnancy rates and rates of pregnancy outcomes for the United States, 1990-2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 60 no 7. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
Percentage of unintended pregnancy among live births19 The number of unintended pregnancies (current pregnancy indicated as 'Wanted Later' or 'Wanted Never') among live births with known pregnancy intendedness. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Intended and Unintended Births in the United States: 1982-2010, National Health Statistics Reports, Number 55, July 2010; Data source: CDC/NCHS 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
Ratio of Black non-Hispanics to White non-Hispanics19 The percentage of unintended pregnancy is calculated for both Black and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Black non-Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Intended and Unintended Births in the United States: 1982-2010, National Health Statistics Reports, Number 55, July 2010; Data source: CDC/NCHS 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
Ratio of Hispanics to White non-Hispanics19 The percentage of unintended pregnancy is calculated for Hispanics and White non-Hispanics. Then, the ratio is the Hispanic percentage divided by the White non-Hispanic percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Intended and Unintended Births in the United States: 1982-2010, National Health Statistics Reports, Number 55, July 2010; Data source: CDC/NCHS 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
Ratio of Medicaid births to non-Medicaid births19 The percentage of unintended pregnancy is calculated for Medicaid and non-Medicaid births. Then, the ratio is the non-Medicaid percentage divided by the Medicaid percentage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Percentage of women with health coverage - Aged 18-64 years3 The percentage of survey respondents (females, aged 18-64 years) who reported that they had health insurance coverage. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
Model-based Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Counties and States. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces timely estimates for all counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups. The SAHIE program produces single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for every county in the U.S. The estimates are model-based and consistent with the American Community Survey (ACS). They are based on an "area-level" model that uses survey estimates for domains of interest, rather than individual responses. The estimates are "enhanced" with administrative data, within a Hierarchical Bayesian framework.
Percentage of live births that occur within 24 months of a previous pregnancy19 The number of live births that occur within 24 months of a previous pregnancy among all live births. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
NA
Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse
Indicator Technical Notes Contact Information U.S. Data Sources
Percentage of adolescents (youth in grades 9-12) reporting use of alcohol on at least one day for the past 30 days13 The percentage of adolescents (grades 9-12) reporting use of alcohol on at least one day in the past 30 days   Youth Online: High School YRBS
Percentage of adolescents (youth aged 12 to 17 years) reporting the use of non-medical use of painkillers22 The percentage of adolescents (aged 12-17 years) reporting the non-medical use of painkillers   Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2008, 2009, and 2010 (Revised March 2012)
Age-adjusted percentage of adults with poor mental health for 14 or more days in the last month4 The percentage of survey respondents (aged 18 years and older) who reported experiencing poor mental health for 14 or more days in the last month. The percentage is adjusted for age Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Age-adjusted percentage of adult binge drinking during the past month4 The percentage of respondents (aged 18 years and older) reporting binge drinking on one or more occasions in the past 30 days. Binge drinking is defined as men having 5 or more drinks or women having 4 or more drinks on one occasion. The percentage is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.
Percentage of adolescents (youth grades 9 to 12) who felt sad or hopeless13 Percentage of adolescents (grades 9 to 12) who felt sad or hopeless (almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities during the 12 months before the survey). Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Percentage of adolescents (youth grades 9-12) who attempted suicide
one or more times in the past year13
Percentage of adolescents (grades 9-12) who attempted suicide one or more times during the 12 months before the survey. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
 
Age-adjusted suicide death rate per 100,0001 The number of deaths with an ICD-10 primary cause of death code: X60-X84 or Y87.0 per 100,000 population. The rate is adjusted for age. Public Health Information Group
Phone: (518) 474-2543
Health Indicators Warehouse
Age-adjusted percentage of cigarette smoking among adults who report poor mental health4 The percentage of adults (aged 18 years and older) with poor mental health, who report currently smoking cigarettes. The percentage is adjusted for age. Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research CDC BRFSS data, US median is used.

Abbreviations:

  • NYC: New York City
  • ROS: Rest of State
  • CMC: Commercial managed care
  • MMC: Medicaid managed care

New York Data Sources:

  1. Death Data, Vital Statistics
  2. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS)
  3. United States Census Bureau
  4. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  5. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality System Data Mart
  6. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  7. American Community Survey
  8. Food Environment Atlas
  9. Healthy Neighborhoods Program Tracking
  10. Water Fluoridation Reporting System
  11. Student Weight Status Category Reporting System;
    New York City Fitnessgram
  12. Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR)
  13. Youth Online: High School YRBS
  14. Medicaid data
  15. New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
  16. New York State AIDS Case Surveillance Registry
  17. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance System
  18. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  19. Birth Data, Vital Statistics
  20. Oral Health Survey of 3rd Grade Children
  21. Combined data of live births, induced terminations of pregnancies, and all fetal deaths, Vital Statistics
  22. National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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