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. 2-2012 June 11, 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.

2nd Quarter 2012 of Statistical News is now available online!

Inside this issue you will find the following articles:

  • Melanoma Skin Cancer Statistics in Pennsylvania Reviewed
  • Pennsylvania Baby Names
  • Accidental Drug Poisoning Deaths on the Rise
  • Opening Public Access to Historic Birth and Death Records

Access or print current and past issues of Statistical News.

Web Updates

EpiQMS - 2010 Infant Deaths and 2010 Teen Pregnancies - Both the 2010 infant deaths and the 2010 teen pregnancies (reported) datasets are now available within our interactive health statistics web tool, EpiQMS.

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 Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Population reports.

Nursing Home Reports, 2011 - These reports are based on annual surveys that obtain information pertaining to nursing home beds, occupancy rates, daily charges, admissions, discharges, deaths, medical staff, average length of stay, and other related data items.


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