Pennsylvania Department of Health
Health e-stats
Tom Corbett, Governor Michael Wolf, Secretary of Health
Welcome to Health e-stats. Vol. 1-2014 Jan. 13, 2014

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

Fourth Quarter 2013 Statistical News is now available online!

Inside this issue you will find the following articles:

  • 2011 Top Ten Baby Names and Fast Facts;
  • Pregnancies Continue to Decline in Pennsylvania;
  • Sampling Frame Characteristics of the 2012 BRFSS Survey; and
  • New Electronic Vital Records Registration Systems.

Visit our website to access or print current and past issues of Statistical News.

Web Updates

Behavioral Health Risks of Pennsylvania Adults – This latest report includes statistics on a wide variety of health risks for Pennsylvania and is based on the data collected through the 2012 Pennsylvania Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey.

Behavioral Health Risks for Local Areas – These latest reports contain a wide variety of health and health-related statistics for Pennsylvania’s six health districts and for Allegheny and Philadelphia counties based on the 2012 Pennsylvania BRFSS survey.

Cancer Brochures – These two-page brochures for melanoma, breast, colorectal, lung, prostate and cervical cancers have been updated with 2010 statistics. Each brochure contains trend data for incidence and mortality; comparison of Pennsylvania and United States rates by race; stage of disease at time of diagnosis by sex or race; and behavioral risk factor data specific to each type of cancer.

Combined Injury Reports, 2006-2010 – An annual burden of injury report encompassing five years of data with statistics on specific injury mechanisms and intents for the state and counties, by age, sex, race and ethnicity.

EpiQMS – Our interactive health statistics web tool, Epidemiologic Query and Mapping System, has been updated with 2010-2012 regional and 2012 statewide Behavioral Risk Factor (BRFSS) statistics; and 2009-2011 and 2011 statistics for deaths and infant deaths.

First Name Frequency Tables for Pennsylvania Live Births, 2011The tables provide lists of first name occurrences for 2011 Pennsylvania live births, for both males and females in order of frequency.

First Name Lookup ToolThis interactive tool has been updated and now includes ranks for birth names from 1959-2011. Also displayed are the birth name’s highest and lowest rank and the total and average count.

Pennsylvania Vital Statistics, 2011This report contains numerous data tables of vital statistics (births, deaths, population, induced abortions and reported pregnancies) for the state, counties and 28 selected municipalities.

Preliminary 2012 Birth Statistics – These reports contain preliminary Pennsylvania resident births by month for the state; all 67 counties; and all cities, boroughs and townships within each county. It also includes the preliminary Pennsylvania occurrence births by month. Click on the Preliminary Statistics tab on the Birth Statistics page.

Vital Statistics for Pennsylvania, 1906 – 2011 – This pamphlet provides vital statistics as far back as 1906, the first year statewide figures were collected. These data include: population, births, infant deaths, induced abortions and deaths.


CALL 877-PA HEALTH/font>

For up-to-date Pennsylvania public health statistical information, visit

Unsubscribe from this list. Please note: if you unsubscribe from this email newsletter, you will need to contact us at 717-783-2548 to re-subscribe to this newsletter or re-subscribe using a different email address. If you have questions about issues raised in this newsletter, require additional information or have suggestions for future topics, please contact the Department’s Bureau of Health Statistics and Research at 717-783-2548.

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who might find this information useful and/or would like to subscribe to our Health e-stats email letter.