New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Child and Adolescent Health

Contact the Public Health Information Group, at (518) 474-2543 for information about the indicators produced for this report.

Health Indicator Description and Definition Data Source and Program Contact Information
Childhood mortality rate: aged 1-4, aged 5-9, aged 10-14, aged 5-14 and aged 15-19 year per 100,000 The number of deaths in a particular age group per 100,000 children in that age group. Vital Statistics Unit a
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Data Request Contact: bio-info@health.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Asthma hospitalization rate, aged 0-4, aged 5-14 and aged 0-17 per 10,000 The number of hospitalizations for asthma in a particular age group per 10,000 population in that age group. The ICD-9-CM code for asthma is 493. The ICD-10-CM code for asthma is J45. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Gastroenteritis hospitalization rate per 10,000 - Aged 0-4 years The number of hospitalizations for gastroenteritis among children aged 0-4 years per 10,000 children aged 0-4 years. The ICD-9-CM codes for gastroenteritis are: 008.6, 008.8, 009.0-009.3, and 558.9. The ICD-10-CM codes for gastroenteritis are: A080-A084, A088, A09, K5289, K529. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Otitis media hospitalization rate per 10,000 - Aged 0-4 years The number of hospitalizations for otitis media among children aged 0 - 4 years per 10,000 children aged 0-4 years. The ICD-9-CM codes for otitis media are: 381 - 382. The ICD-10-CM codes for otitis media are: H65-H69. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) b
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Submission Questions: sparcs.submissions@health.ny.gov - for submission questions
Data Request Contact: sparcs.requests@health.ny.gov - for data requests
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Pneumonia hospitalization rate per 10,000 - Aged 0-4 years The number of hospitalizations for pneumonia- among children aged 0 - 4 years per 10,000 children aged 0-4 years. The ICD-9-CM codes for pneumonia are: 480 - 486. The ICD-10-CM codes for pneumonia are: J12-J18. NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program c

Contact: Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, at
(518) 402-7600
Percentages of children with a lead screening aged 0-8 months, 9-17 months, and 18-35 months The percentages of children in a single birth cohort tested at least once for lead aged 0-8 months, 9-17 months, and 18-35 months. NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program c

Data Request Contact: Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, at
(518) 402-7600
Percentages of children with at least two lead screenings before 36 months of age The percentages of children in a single birth cohort tested at least twice for lead before 36 months of age. NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program c

Data Request Contact: Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, at
(518) 402-7600
Incidence of confirmed high blood lead level (10 micrograms or higher per deciliter) - rate per 1,000 tested children aged less than 72 months.1 The proportion of children newly identified with a confirmed elevated blood lead level of 10 μg/dL or greater per 1,000 children among children aged less than 72 months, tested in the given time frame. NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program c

Data Request Contact: Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, at
(518) 402-7600
Percentage of children with recommended number of well child visits in government sponsored insurance programs 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. NYSDOH Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Contact: Office of Quality and Patient Safety, at (518) 486-9012

Data Notes:

a Vital Records (Vital Statistics):
Vital Event Registration:
New York State consists of two registration areas, New York City and New York State Exclusive of New York City (also referred as Rest of State). New York City (NYC) includes the five counties of Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens and Richmond (Staten Island); the remaining 57 counties comprise New York State Exclusive of New York City. The Bureau of Vital Records, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), processes data from live birth, death, fetal death and marriage certificates recorded in New York State Exclusive of New York City. Through a cooperative agreement, the New York State Department of Health receives data on live births, deaths, fetal deaths and marriages recorded in New York City from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) and on live births and deaths recorded outside of New York State to residents of New York State from other states and Canada.

Vital Event indicators for NYC geographical areas reported by NYSDOH and NYCDOHMH may be different since the former may include all NYC residents' events regardless of where they occurred and the latter reports only events to NYC residents that occurred in NYC. The indicators may also differ due to timing and/or completeness of data.

The counts of births and deaths may be influenced by specific reporting issues each year. The specific issues are reported in the technical notes of the Vital Statistics reports, in the Report Measures section.

All the vital statistics presented in this report are based on the county/borough of residence.
b Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS):
Information about hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits are collected through the hospital data system. Up through the third quarter of 2015, each hospitalization and ED visit received an ICD-9-CM primary diagnosis code, and may have also received additional ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes to further describe the hospitalization or ED visit. CHIR used the ICD-9-CM primary diagnosis code and up to 14 additional ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes from the hospital data system to generate tables and charts to describe hospitalizations and ED visits up through 2014.

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2015, the hospital data system changed to using the ICD-10-CM for diagnoses. CHIRS used the ICD-10-CM primary diagnosis codes and up to 24 additional ICD-10-CM codes from the hospital data system to generate tables and charts to describe hospitalizations and ED visits in 2016 and after.

CHIRS does not include hospitalizations and ED visits in 2015, as the ICD codes changed part way through the year.
c The New York State Lead Poisoning Prevention Program:
This program collects and analyzes statewide data on the extent and severity of childhood lead poisoning.
1 Incidence rate:
The number of children identified for the first time with a confirmed elevated blood lead level before age 72 months (≥10µg/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 1000 to represent the average number of children newly identified per 1000 children tested in the given time frame.