Pennsylvania Department of Health
Health e-stats
Tom Corbett, Governor Eli N. Avila, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM, Secretary of Health
Welcome to Health e-stats. Vol. 1-2012 April 3, 2012

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.

1 st Quarter 2012 of Statistical News is now available online!

Inside this issue you will find the following articles:

  • Revised Pennsylvania Death Certificate Now in Use  
  • Trends and Comorbidities of Colorectal Cancer
  • Annual Number of Deaths Have Declined Since 2000
  • Cervical Cancer Incidence, Stage, and Death in Pennsylvania

Access or print current and past issues of Statistical News .

Web Updates

Cancer Mortality Standard Output Tables, 2010 - Large volume of all the latest available and historical annual and five-year cancer incidence and mortality statistics for the state, counties and municipalities by age, sex, race, primary site and stage.

Preliminary Birth Occurrences, 2011 - Preliminary Pennsylvania occurrence births by month (includes resident and non-resident births occurring in Pennsylvania).  

Preliminary Death Occurrences, 2011 - Preliminary Pennsylvania occurrence deaths by month (includes resident and non-resident deaths occurring in Pennsylvania). 

Death Standard Output Tables, 2010 - Large volume of the latest available and historical state, county and municipality data by age, race/ethnicity and various death-related topics. 

EpiQMS - Deaths, 2010 and Cancer Incidence, 2009 - Both the 2010 death and the 2009 cancer incidence datasets are now available within our interactive health statistics web tool, EpiQMS. 

Pennsylvania Cancer Incidence and Mortality Annual Report, 2009 - Annual report of cancer incidence and mortality data for the state and counties with various statistics and charts for all cancers and 23 primary sites. 
Annual Hospital Reports, 2010-2011 - A collection of 16 reports displaying various health facility information including the number of beds, admissions, discharges, occupancy rates and length of stay.  
Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Reports, 2010-2011 - Facility level reports providing information on utilization, medical staff and personnel.  
Behavioral Health Risks of Pennsylvania Adults, 2010 - Access annual reports using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data on various health risk behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, seat belt usage and health status.  
Behavioral Health Risks for Local Areas, 2010 - Pennsylvania's 2010 BRFSS survey was divided evenly among eight geographic areas: six Pennsylvania health districts and Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties. As a result, Pennsylvania was able to produce eight regional reports with comparisons to Pennsylvania based on analysis of data collected from these geographic areas.  

Combined Injury Reports, 2005-2009 - This report combines both deaths and hospitalizations due to injury into one document. It describes injuries in Pennsylvania by both mechanism (motor vehicle, poisoning, firearm, etc.) and intent (unintentional, self-inflicted/suicide or assault/homicide).  


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