New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About HIV/AIDS and STDs

Indicator/Contact for information Data Source Definition
HIV case rate per 100,000, crude and age-adjusted **

Contact: Julia Maslak at (518) 474-4284
New York State AIDS Case Surveillance Registry, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Information on HIV cases comes from the NYS AIDS Case Surveillance Registry. The HIV case rate includes all newly diagnosed HIV cases, regardless of concurrent or subsequent AIDS diagnosis. HIV case rates are presented as rates per 100,000 population. Data are based on year of diagnosis and exclude prison inmates.
AIDS case rate per 100,000, crude and age-adjusted **

Contact: Julia Maslak at (518) 474-4284
New York State AIDS Case Surveillance Registry, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Information on AIDS cases comes from the NYS AIDS Case Surveillance Registry. AIDS case rates are presented as rates per 100,000 population. Data are based on year of diagnosis and exclude prison inmates.
AIDS mortality rate per 100,000, crude and age-adjusted **

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics, at (518) 474-3189
Vital Records a Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics The number of deaths due to AIDS per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes for AIDS are: B20-B24.
Early syphilis and gonorrhea rates by age, chlamydia rate by age and gender

Contact: Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology, at (518) 474-3598
Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance System, Bureau of STD Prevention and Epidemiology Early syphilis includes any of the first three stages of syphilis (primary, secondary or early latent of less than 1 year duration). Rates for early syphilis are rates per 100,000 population. Gonorrhea and chlamydia rates are the number of cases in a particular age group and gender per 100,000 population in that particular age and gender.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) hospitalization rate per 10,000 Women 15-44 years

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics, at (518) 474-3189
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of hospitalizations among women aged 15-44 with a primary diagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) per 10,000 women aged 15-44 years. The ICD-9 codes for PID are: 098.10, 098.16, 098.17, 098.30, 098.36-098.37, 098.39, 098.86, 614.0-614.5,614.7- 614.9, 615.0, 615.4, 615.9.

Data notes:

a Vital Records:
Information is collected from birth, death and fetal death certificates. Records with missing information for the indicator of interest are excluded when calculating rates and percentages for that indicator. Population based rates use population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. ICD-10 codes are used for cause of death.
In 2008, New York City Vital Records adopted the National Center for Health Statistics standard birth certificate. This certificate has been used for births occurring in New York State outside of New York City since 2004. According to the New York City Health Department publication, Summary of Vital Statistics 2008 1, the use of the new certificate has resulted in some data quality concerns. A combination of poor data quality and hospital staff adaptation to the new data entry system and worksheets affected data quality. There is a potential for variables such as prenatal care and race/ethnicity to be impacted by a larger than normal number of unknowns and miscoding. Caution should be used when comparing the 2008 data to previous years.
b Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System-SPARCS:
Information about hospitalizations is collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system. Each hospitalization receives an ICD-9 code at discharge that indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization. There are also up to 14 other diagnosis codes recorded to further describe the hospitalization. Statistics presented in these tables are based on the primary diagnosis unless otherwise noted. This data system does not include information about events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in a hospital emergency room. Numbers and rates are based on the number of hospitalizations that occurred and not the number of individuals who were hospitalized.

** The standard population used for age adjustment was the 2000 U.S. population.