Other Health Statistics
If you couldn't find the statistics you were looking for on any of our
other pages, you may be able to find them here:
Asthma Control Program
seeks to reduce the burden of asthma and improve the quality of life for
Pennsylvania residents who are affected by asthma in any way.
Their asthma surveillance reports include:
- Surveillance Data
Other publications, such as fact sheets, can also be found on the Asthma
Control Program's site, along with links to more information on Asthma.
Diabetes data are available in
Chronic Disease Burden Report, which contains surveillance data, including trends and mortality
statistics, at the state and county level. This report contains information
and data to both educate individuals and organizations on the burden of
diabetes and to provide them with the tools necessary to plan effective
interventions for all those affected by diabetes in Pennsylvania.
Learn about what the
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
is doing to reduce the burden of this disease.
Health Care Workforce
The Department of Health realizes the importance of having enough healthcare
professionals. We distribute surveys to licensed healthcare professionals during
their license renewal process, so that, we have a better understanding of this
workforce. We can then make plans to ensure that we have enough physicians,
physician assistants, nurses, dentists, and dental hygienists to continue to
deliver much needed health services in our state. The results of these surveys
can be found in our
Health Care Workforce Reports.
Bureau of Managed Care
collects information on the number of people
enrolled in a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). This data is available in
Managed Care Reports that show the number enrolled in HMOs by county and also
by plan or product line.
School Health Statistics
The Department of Health's
School Health Program
provides data on the health of school-aged children in Pennsylvania in their
School Health Statistics Reports, which cover topics such as:
- Certified school nurses
- Dental services
- Growth and BMI screenings
- Medication administration
- Serious school injuries
- Supplemental health staff
The program's website also includes information on school-health-related
laws and regulations, medical recommendations, educational opportunities,
grant opportunities, and additional resources.
YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE
The YRBS is one component of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). A survey summary, statistics, summary tables, and graphs are available for the 2009 YRBS Report.