Community Health Assessment: About Child & Adolescent Health

Child & Adolescent Health


County Level Indicators

Data Source: NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Vital Statistics

  • Childhood Mortality Rates
    • Age 1-4
    • Age 5-14
    • Age 15-19

Data Source: NYSDOH SPARCS

  • Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Children Aged 0-4
    • Hospitalizations due to Asthma
    • Hospitalizations due to Gastroenteritis
    • Hospitalizations due to Otitis Media
    • Hospitalizations due to Pneumonia
  • Asthma Hospital Discharge Rate Age 5-14

Data Source: NYSDOH Child Health Lead Posioning Program

  • Incidence Rates among children >72 months if age with a confirmed elevated blood lead level.
  • Percent children screened for Lead by age 2 (24 months)

Childhood Mortality Rate (Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics)
Data are collected from death certificates. The rates are the number of deaths per 10,000 children in the specific age group.

For additional information, contact the Bureau of Biometrics and HealthStatistics at (518)474-3189.

Hospitalization Rates (Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS)
Data on hospitalizations are collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system, SPARCS. Data are not available on events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in hospital emergency room. Each hospitalization receives anICD-9-CM code at discharge which indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization.The ICD-9-CM codes included in the rates in this section are the following:asthma (493), gastroenteritis (008.6, 008.8, 009.0-009.3, 558.9), otitis media (381-382), pneumonia (480-486).The rates are presented per 100,000 children in the specific age group.
Childhood Lead Incidence and Screening (NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program)
The New York State Lead Poisoning Prevention Program collects and analyzes data on the extent and severity of childhood lead poisoning. The Indicator " % of children screened by age two" represents the Birth Cohort Screening Rate: This rate represents the total number of children that had been tested at least once for elevated blood lead levels before age twenty four months in a given birth year divided by the total number of births in the respective birth year (birth cohort). This proportion is then multiplied by 100 to represent the average.
Incidence rate:
The number of children identified for the first time with a confirmed elevated blood lead level before age 72 months who had never been identified previously with a confirmed elevated blood lead level (>10 µg/dL) divided by the number of children that had a screening test in that given test year. Only children who did not previously have a confirmed elevated blood lead level are included in the screening denominator. This proportion is then multiplied by 100 to represent the average number of children newly identified per 100 children tested in the given time frame.
Note: Total State lead rates are exclusive of New York City (NYC) because the New York State Childhood Lead Registery does not include NYC records. Comparable data generated by NYC staff are not available due to differences in methodology.

For additional information about Childhood Lead Incidence and Screening (NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program), contact Janet Wikoff at (518) 473-8477.

For additional information about health statistics, contact the Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics at (518)474-3189.