New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Family Planning/Natality

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
Percentage of births within 24 months of previous pregnancy The percentage of total births to women who had had a previous pregnancy within 24 months of the current birth. 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
Percentage of births to teens aged 15-17 and 15-19 and women aged 35 years and older) The percentage of total births that were to females in particular age groups. 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
Fertility Rate (Birth/pop 15-44 years per 1,000) The number of live births per 1,000 female population aged 15-44. 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
Teen Fertility rate per 1,000 females (aged 10-14, 15-17, 15-19, 18-19 years) The number of live births to teens aged 10-14, 15-17, 15-19, 18-19 years aged per 1,000 females 10-14, 15-17, 15-19, 18-19 years, respectively. 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
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 (all pregnancies/female population aged 15-44 years) Pregnancies are the sum of the number of live births, induced terminations of pregnancies, and all fetal deaths. Pregnancy rate is the total number of pregnancies to women of any age, per 1,000 female population aged 15-44 years. NOTE: pregnancy data for Essex and Hamilton counties were combined for confidentiality purposes. 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
Teen pregnancy rates per 1,000 (aged 10-14, 15-17, 15-19 and 18-19 years) Pregnancies are the sum of the number of live births, induced terminations of pregnancies, and all fetal deaths. Pregnancy rates are the number of pregnancies in a particular age group per 1,000 females in that same age group. NOTE: pregnancy data for Essex and Hamilton counties were combined for confidentiality purposes. 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
Abortion ratio (induced abortions per 1,000 live births) (15-19 and all ages)
The abortion ratio is the number of induced abortions per 1,000 live births in particular age groups. NOTE: abortion data for Essex and Hamilton counties were combined for confidentiality purposes. 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

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.