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Links to Local Data

 

Pennsylvania and county level statistics (both current and trend data) can be viewed and downloaded (as PDF and Excel files) when available.

  • Complete State Data Set
  • Complete County Data Set
  • Complete List of Data Sources
  • Links to National HP2020 Web Site and Related Statistics/Reports 
Hospital Discharge Data – Interactive Databases
NOTE: List of links to interactive databases appears at top right side of screen.
 
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) collects hospital inpatient and outpatient discharge data and maintains several interactive databases that provide timely and detailed local statistics on the following as well as many other special reports available online or upon request:
  • County Profiles (annual and quarterly county level statistics by major diagnostic category and utilization by age and sex, type of insurer, and facility)
  • Cardiac Care (coronary bypass surgery statistics by facility and surgeon)
  • Hospital Financial (facility-specific financial statistics)
  • Hospital Performance (comparison statistics by facility for selected treatment and procedure categories)
Behavioral Risk Data  – Local Oversampling Program
NOTE: Select year of interest in the list for Behavioral Health Risks of Local Adults.
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Over Sampling Program was instituted in 2002 to provide communities with local BRFSS survey data. Participation in the program is open to Pennsylvania’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) affiliated partnerships located statewide. Partnerships select a county or group of counties to sample survey and also specific questions in addition to the main core of BRFSS questions.
 
SHIP-affiliated partnerships interested in obtaining local behavioral risk data should contact the Department’s Bureau of Informatics at 717-547-3634 and ask for Steve Muccioli or email him at smuccioli@pa.gov.
 
Injuries in Pennsylvania – County Profiles
These annual reports provide statewide and county injury statistics from Pennsylvania hospital discharge data compiled by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).
 
Various statistical reports for medical assistance, food stamps and cash assistance including Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD), Medical Assistance among children, and county level statistics on eligible people.
 
PA Youth Survey – Substance Abuse & Anti-Social Behaviors
The PA Youth Survey (PAYS) is a sample survey conducted biennially by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) among 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders and includes regional estimates on substance abuse and anti-social behaviors as well as special topics.
 
The reports available show aggregate county totals (sorted by Department of Health District) for selected types of health conditions as reported for school students.
 
Conditions include arthritis, asthma, attention deficit disorder, birth defects, dental health, diabetes, hearing, medication administration, neurologic disorders, orthopedics, psychiatric, seizure disorders, and sickle cell.
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Education maintains the School Safety Reporting System, an online reporting mechanism for all school districts (including Vocational-Technical Schools, Intermediate Units, and Charter Schools) to report specific types of violence and weapons possession information. School districts are required to report under state law (Act 26). Data can be accessed by school year (back to 1999/2000) and by school building or type of school, along with district totals.
 
Reported syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia incidence by county and health district.
 
NOTE: Scroll down to Tuberculosis Statistics in Pennsylvania.
Also see tuberculosis statistics in EDDIE under Communicable Diseases.
 
The Pennsylvania State Data Center (Penn State Harrisburg) serves as the official state affiliate of the U.S. Census. This web page provides links to a large volume of population-based statistics on various topics at the county and municipal levels.
 
The U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder is another excellent web source for a large volume of population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
 
This directory was developed for CDC by the University of Michigan School of Public Health to provide an extensive list of existing data sets that can be used to address 12 social determinants of health at the local level. The twelve determinants are economy, employment, education, political, environmental, housing, medical, governmental, public health, psychosocial, behavioral, and transport.
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection releases annual reports and pollution level statistics for selected areas and cities.
 
This Department of Environmental Protection web site offers various detailed information sources on public drinking water systems. The Public Drinking Water Reporting System includes dynamic reports on inventory and laboratory sampling information relating to each state public water system. The Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports (or Consumer Confidence Reports ) include detailed quality information on selected public drinking water systems throughout the state.
 
NOTE: See Appendices (especially Appendix A) in annual reports for breakdown of types of crimes by county and municipality.
 

Special Health Insurance Program Enrollment by County

  • CHIP – Children's Health Insurance Plan

 Other Data Links of Interest