Pennsylvania Department of Health
Health e-stats
Tom Corbett, GovernorEli N. Avila, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM, Secretary of Health
Welcome to Health e-stats. Vol. 4-2011 December 22, 2011

Health e-stats is produced by the Bureau of Health Statistics and Research in order to keep data users informed about updates to the Health Statistics Web pages.

4 th Quarter 2011 of Statistical News is now available online!

Inside this issue you will find the following articles:

  • Breast Cancer Incidence, Late Stage, and Mortality 
  • The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • The Healthy People (HP) Initiative
  • Injury Trends in Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2009

Access or print current and past issues of Statistical News .

Web Updates

Cancer Facts and Figures, 2011 - This informative brochure contains estimated projections for the number of cancer cases and deaths by county and by major site (colorectal, breast, lung, etc.) for 2011.

Family Health Statistics for Pennsylvania and Counties, 2011 Report - This report shows state trends and county-level statistics for tracking progress in meeting Healthy People national objectives related to family health.  

County Health Profiles, 2011 - The 2011 County Health Profiles are a series of 68 individual data listings — one for each county and one for the commonwealth. 

An Analysis of Cancer Incidence in Pennsylvania Counties, 2004-2008 - This report contains numbers for observed and expected cancer cases for 23 primary sites by county and sex. 

Pennsylvania Vital Statistics, 2009 - This report contains numerous data tables of vital statistics (births, deaths, population, induced abortions, reported pregnancies) for the state, counties and 27 select municipalities. 

Healthy People - Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a set of goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts in order to improve the health of all Americans. HP2020 has expanded, compared to HP2010, with nearly 600 objectives organized into 42 topic areas. 

Minority Health Disparities - This series of reports focuses on significant differences among whites, compared to blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics for select health topics. Updates are now available for the Sexually Transmitted and Infectious Diseases, Hospitalization for Selected Conditions and Adult Behavioral Health Risk Factors reports. 

EpiQMS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Population, 2010 - 2010 data are now available for the BRFSS and population datasets within our interactive health statistics web tool, EpiQMS. 


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