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The resources presented at this page will assist you in finding health statistics. Use the links below to navigate to a specific set of resources:

Access to care indicators
Chronic disease indicators
Demographic indicators
Health outcome indicators
Individual behaviors
Miscellaneous selected resources
Nassau county
New York State
Obesity
Physical environment
Social environment
Suffolk county
Vulnerable populations

Prepared by Prof. Linda Weinberg, 04/2009 - 516.877.3526 / lweinberg@adelphi.edu


Resources

Access to care indicators:

Community Resources Database of Long Island - Directory of health, human service, and education agencies and programs on Long Island – services for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Chronic Disease Indicators:

National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute - Asthma Statistics
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/asthstat.htm

New York State Department of Health. County Health Indicator Profiles
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/chip/index.htm

State Health Facts.Org
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi

Rates for (in terms of community disease burden and mortality)
Coronary heart disease
Stroke
Cirrhosis
Breast cancer
Lung cancer
Colorectal cancer
Cervical cancer
Prostate cancer
Asthma
Diabetes
Obesity
Addiction: smoking, alcohol, recreational drugs

Infectious disease indicators:
Tuberculosis
HIV
Syphilis
Gonorrhea
Chlamydia
Hepatitis A
Vaccine preventable illness: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis

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Demographic indicators

Search the websites below for:

Population by age and gender
Race / ethnicity distribution
Educational attainment
% of population over age 65, over age 85
Describe how the age distribution of the population differs from that of the State

American health : demographics and spending of health care consumers
RA445 .A447 2005

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

MapStats - New York - Provides a profile of State, county, city, congressional district, or Federal
judicial district.
http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/36000.html

New York State Community Profiles - search by name of community
http://www.epodunk.com/profiles/ny_a.html

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Health Outcome Indicators:

Search the resources below to find statistics for:

Mortality rates
Leading causes of death
Average age of death
Availability of pre-hospital care services
Oral health (what ever you can find)
Maternal Child indicators:
Live births
Infant mortality
Low birth weight
Child death rate under 6 years
Teen pregnancy rate (10-14; 15-17)
Leading causes of mortality in children
Domestic abuse statistics
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy
Medicaid deliveries

American health : demographics and spending of health care consumers
RA445 .A447 2005

Health care state rankings 2006: health care in the 50 United States
Ref. RA407.3 .H423 2006

New York State Department of Health. County Health Indicator Profiles
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/chip/index.htm

Nassau County Community Health Assessment
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chac/pdf/nassau.pdf

Nassau County community health assessment. Update
Ref. RA407.4.N7 C66

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html

State Health Facts.Org
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi

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Individual Behaviors:

Search the websites below to find statistics for:

Dependency indicators (smoking, alcohol, recreational drugs)
Educational attainment
High school drop out rates
Injury control factors:
Mortality due to MVA
Alcohol related deaths per year
Mortality rate for homicides
Mortality rate for suicides
Agricultural accidents in county
Programs in the community

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

State of Learning Report 2004 - Statewide statistics for public school districts (dropout rates, school lunch program, etc)
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/655report/2004/Volume2/RptTable01_2004.pdf

New York State Department of Health. County Health Indicator Profiles
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/chip/index.htm

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Miscellaneous Selected Resources:

American Hospital Directory - State and national statistics and hospital profiles including inpatient and outpatient statistics.
http://www.ahd.com/

CDC Wonder - "provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public
health data."
http://wonder.cdc.gov/welcome.html

Center for Studying Health System Change
http://www.hschange.org/

Department of Health and Human Services - Statistics
http://www.hhs.gov/reference/index.shtml#statistics

Enviro-Health Links
http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/envirohealthlinks.html

Health, United States. Adolescent health chartbook
2000 edition shelved in the Reference Stacks RA407.3 .U57i 2000
1999 edition shelved in the Reference Stacks RA407.3 .U57g 1999

Health, United States. Socioeconomic status and health chartbook
1998 edition shelved in the Reference Stacks RA407.3 .U57e 1998

Healthy People 2010
http://www.healthypeople.gov/

MMWR - Health Disparities Experienced by Hispanics
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5340a1.htm

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/factsheets/fatality.pdf

National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - AIDS/HIV Statistics
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/aidsstat.htm

Portrait of health in the United States - Major statistical trends & guide to resources"
Ref. RA410.53 .P67 2001

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau - Question and Answer

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Child Maltreatment Report 2003
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/publications/cm03/index.htm

Vital Statistics of the United States
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/vsus/vsus.htm

Vital statistics of the United States : births, life expectancy, deaths and selected health data
2004 edition available at the Reference Desk Ref. HA203 .V587

Women's Health Care in the United States
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhqrwomen/nhqrwomen.htm

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Nassau County:

American Community Survey
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

Community Resources Database of Long Island - Find information about Long Island agencies, organizations, and programs:
http://www.crdli.org/topic_health.html

Health and healthcare in the United States : county and metro area data
1999 edition shelved in the Reference Stacks RA407.3 .H415

MapStats - New York - Provides a profile of State, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district.
http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/36000.html

Nassau County Community Health Assessment
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chac/pdf/nassau.pdf

Nassau County community health assessment. Update
Ref. RA407.4.N7 C66

Nassau County Health Department - Health Data
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/official/county/agencies/Health/Home/Health+Data/

New York State Department of Health. County Health Indicator Profiles
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/chip/index.htm

UCSF Disability Statistics Center - U.S. Decennial Census / American Community Survey
http://www.dsc.ucsf.edu/main.php?name=census

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

Vital signs, measuring Long Island's social health
http://alicat.adelphi.edu/search~S1?/.b1503673/.b1503673/1,1,1,B/l856~b1503673&FF=&1,0,,1,0
Ref. HN79.N7 V57

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New York State:

American Community Survey
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

Health and healthcare in the United States : county and metro area data
1999 edition shelved in the Reference Stacks RA407.3 .H415

Health care state rankings 2006: health care in the 50 United States
Ref. RA407.3 .H423 2006

MapStats - New York - Provides a profile of State, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district.
http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/36000.html

New York City : a basic guide to services and community resources
Ref. HV99.N59 N58 2000

New York State Community Profiles - search by name of community
http://www.epodunk.com/profiles/ny_a.html

New York State Department of Health. County Health Indicator Profiles
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/chip/index.htm

New York State Department of Health - Statistics and Data
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/

New York State Statistical Yearbook
http://www.nysstatistics.org/yearbook/ and Reference Desk HA544 .A2

State Health Facts.Org
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi

State of Learning Report 2004 - Statewide statistics for public school districts (dropout rates, school lunch program, etc)
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/655report/2004/Volume2/RptTable01_2004.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health in New York, 2001
http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/8states/ny2k1.doc

UCSF Disability Statistics Center - U.S. Decennial Census / American Community Survey
http://www.dsc.ucsf.edu/main.php?name=census

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

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Obesity:

Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control. Obesity
http://www.cdc.gov/search.do?action=search&subset=nchs&queryText=obesity&sort=

National Conference of State Legislatures. Physical Activity and Nutrition
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/phyact.htm#nutrobj

NYC Dep. of Health and Mental Hygiene. Physical Activity and Nutrition/Obesity (Various reports)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/cdp/cdp-obesity.shtml

New York State Department of Health. Obesity Prevention (including Facts and Statistics)
http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/obesity/index.htm

Schools Participating in Statewide Activ8Kids! Obesity Prevention Campaign
http://www.health.state.ny.us/press/releases/2005/2005-10-19_activ8kids_campaign.htm

State Health Facts.org - Overweight and Obesity Rate, 2002

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Weight Control Information Network
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/index.htm

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Physical Environment:

Search the following websites to find statistics for:

Air quality
Water quality
Public transportation infrastructure
General transportation infrastructure
Housing conditions, availability of rental housing
Major employers
Major industries
% of children tested for lead, and % with elevated lead levels
Housing units built before 1950
Known contaminants in the community

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip
code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Air Quality
http://www.epa.gov/ebtpages/airairquality.html

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Peak Air Quality Statistics … by County
http://www.epa.gov/air/airtrends/aqtrnd

New York State Department of Health. Water Quality Report Links.
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/water/water_quality_report_links.htm

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Social environment:

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

State of Learning Report 2004 - Statewide statistics for public school districts (dropout rates, school lunch program, etc)
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/655report/2004/Volume2/RptTable01_2004.pdf

U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services. Child Maltreatment Report 2003
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm03/index.htm

Divorce rate
Median household income
% of population below Federal poverty level, % below 2005 of Federal poverty level
% of children below Federal poverty level
% of families with single head of household
Unemployment rate
Recreational facilities
% of children on school lunch program
Child abuse statistics

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Suffolk County:

American Community Survey
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

Community Resources Database of Long Island - Find information about Long Island agencies, organizations, and programs:
http://www.crdli.org/topic_health.html

Health and healthcare in the United States : county and metro area data
1999 edition shelved in the Reference Stacks RA407.3 .H415

MapStats - New York - Provides a profile of State, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district,
http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/36000.html

State of Learning Report 2004 - Statewide statistics for public school districts (dropout rates, school lunch program, etc)
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/655report/2004/Volume2/RptTable01_2004.pdf

Suffolk County, NY. Dept. of Health Services Annual Report 2003 (Includes statistics by township)
http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/Health%20Services/AnnRpt2003.pdf

UCSF Disability Statistics Center - U.S. Decennial Census / American Community Survey
http://www.dsc.ucsf.edu/main.php?name=census

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Search for a community by zip code
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

Vital signs, measuring Long Island's social health
http://alicat.adelphi.edu/search~S1?/.b1503673/.b1503673/1,1,1,B/l856~b1503673&FF=&1,0,,1,0
Ref. HN79.N7 V57

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Vulnerable Populations:

APHA, 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition- Health Access for Vulnerable Populations
http://apha.confex.com/apha/133am/techprogram/session_17591.htm

Economic Research Service - Vulnerable Populations
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/VulnerablePopulations/

Preparenow.org - Vulnerable Population Links
http://www.preparenow.org/pop.html

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Vulnerable Populations
http://www.rwjf.org/portfolios/interestarea.jsp?iaid=144

UCLA School of Nursing. Center for Vulnerable Populations Research
http://www.nursing.ucla.edu/organizations/cvpr/

Vulnerable populations in the United States by Shi, Leiyu
RA418.5.P6 S54 2005


Contact
For additional information, please contact:

Adelphi University Library
Reference Desk
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

p - 516.877.3574
e - ReferenceServices@adelphi.edu

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