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

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 HIV case rate per 100,000 ** The number of people newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), regardless of concurrent or subsequent AIDS diagnosis, per 100,000 population. The discrepancy in totals is due to the exclusion of prisoner cases for counties outside NYC, but not for NYC OR for the NYS total. In 2015 the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology changed the method used to count newly diagnosed HIV cases. Previously, newly identified cases whose surveillance records lacked clear dates of initial HIV diagnosis were not included in reports of new diagnoses. Under the new method, such cases diagnosed in 2009 and later are included as new diagnoses. For the period 2009-2013 total annual new HIV diagnoses are on average 330 cases higher under the new method. Even with the higher numbers, the downward trajectory of new HIV diagnoses in NYS over time remains accurate. New York State AIDS Case Surveillance Registry, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology

Contact: bhae@health.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-4284
Crude and age-adjusted AIDS case rate per 100,000 ** 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. New York State AIDS Case Surveillance Registry, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology

Contact: bhae@health.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-4284
Crude and age-adjusted AIDS mortality rate per 100,000 ** The number of deaths due to AIDS per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes for AIDS are: B20-B24. 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
Early syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia rate by age and gender 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.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance System, Bureau of Sexual Health and Epidemiology

Contact: Bureau of Sexual Health and Epidemiology,
Phone: (518) 474-3598
Percentage of sexually active young women aged 16-24 with at least one Chlamydia test in Medicaid program Percentage of sexually active young women aged 16-24 who had at least one test for Chlamydia during the measurement year in Medicaid managed care program. NYSDOH Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Contact: Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Phone (518) 486-9012
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) hospitalization rate per 10,000 Women 15-44 years 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-CM 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. The ICD-10-CM codes used for PID are: A54.29, A54.24, A54.85, N70.01, N70.02, N70.03, N70.11, N70.12, N70.13, N70.91, N70.92, N70.93, N73.0, N73.1, N73.2, N73.3, N73.4, N73.8, N74., A56.11, N73.5, N73.9, N71.0, N71.1, N71.9. 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

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.

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