New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Respiratory Diseases

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
Crude and age-adjusted Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) mortality rates per 100,000 ** The number of deaths due to CLRD per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes used for CLRD are: codes J40-J47. 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
Crude and age-adjusted Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) hospitalization rates per 10,000 ** The number of hospitalizations due to CLRD per 10,000. The ICD-9-CM codes used for CLRD are: 490-494,496. The ICD-10-CM codes used for CLRD are: J40-J47. 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
Age-specific, crude and age-adjusted asthma hospitalization rates per 10,000 ** The number of hospitalizations due to asthma among persons aged 0-4, 5-14, 0-17, 5-64, 15-24, 25-44, 45-64, and aged 65 and older and all ages per 10,000 population aged 0-4, 5-14, 0-17, 5-64, 15-24, 25-44, 45-64, and aged 65 and older and all ages, respectively. The ICD-9-CM code used for asthma is: 493. The ICD-10-CM code used 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
Crude and age-adjusted asthma mortality rates per 100,000 **
The number of deaths due to asthma per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes used for asthma are: codes J45-J46. 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
Age-adjusted percentage of adults with current asthma The prevalence of currently diagnosed asthma was based on answers to two questions:
  1. Did a health professional tell you that you had asthma? [if “yes”]
  2. Do you still have asthma?
  3. Current asthma was defined as adults reporting ever having asthma and still having asthma.
NYS Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System c

BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673

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 Expanded BRFSS:
The Expanded BRFSS is a NYS county (regional) adult telephone (landline and cellphone) surveillance system that collects self-reported health conditions and behaviors related to early mortality and morbidity. This system is based on the annual collaborative state based surveillance project administered and supported by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), Division of Population Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
 

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