Other Health Data

New York State

Drowning Statistics for Incidents at New York State Public Bathing Facilities
A data summary of New York State drowning investigations conducted since 1987. All incidents described in this report occurred at public bathing facilities during the hours that the facility was open to the public.

Data Source: Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection
Geographical area: New York State and County

New York State Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS)

Data Source: Vital Records, SPARCS, NYSDOH disease registries, program systems
Geographical area: NY State, Region, County (tables and some maps)

County Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI)
These tables present public health indicator as county profiles organized by 15 health topics and data tables with links to trend graphs and maps.

Data source: Vital Records, SPARCS, NYSDOH disease registries, BRFSS, program systems, non-NYSDOH sources
Geographical area: County

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Annual statewide telephone surveillance system designed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that monitors factors contributing to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. New York State's BRFSS sample represents the non-institutionalized adult household population, aged 18 years and older.

Data source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Geographical area: NY State
Comments: There are potential sources of error associated with a telephone survey. People without telephone service or who live in non-residential settings such as military bases or nursing homes are not included. Because estimates are based on results from a sample of the population that is interviewed, there may be some error in the estimate if the sample does not closely resemble the population from which it is taken.


Health, United States – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
An annual report on trends in health statistics.  The report consists of two main sections: a chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains 156 data tables
Healthy People 2010 – CDC
DATA2010 – CDC

The National Center for Health Statistics tracks data from more than 190 data sources to measure progress on 28 different public health objectives. Data are made available through DATA2010, an interactive database system.