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A - Z Index of Baltimore Data Sources by Health Topic

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Topic Type of Information Source
Accidents

Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Accident

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Accidental deaths by type of accident, sex and age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 19
Alcohol Self reported behavior - Alcohol Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Alzheimers Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Alzheimers DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
Animals Animal Rescue and Adoption in Baltimore Baltimore City Health Department
Arthritis Self reported behavior or risks - Arthritis Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Asthma Asthma in Baltimore City - 2008 Baltimore City Health Department
 

Ambient Air Pollution Levels - Ozone, Particulate Matter, etc

Maryland Department of the Environment; reported on www.airnow.gov

  Asthma ED visits, Asthma hospitalizations MD State Family Health Administration
  Self reported behavior or risks - Asthma Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Cancer

Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Malignant neoplasm

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Deaths from selected causes by age group Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Malignant Neoplasms Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Cardiovascular Disease

Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Cardiovascular Disease

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Deaths from selected causes by age group Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths grom selected causes by race - Cardiovascular Disease  Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Cerebrovascular Disease

Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Cerebrovascular

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Cerebrovascular Disease Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Chlamydia

Cases and rates - Chlamydia

Maryland - DHMH

  Cases, rates, relative to other cities CDC- Surveillance
Cholesterol Awareness Self reported behavior or risks - Cholesterol Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Crime

Crime rates - by neighborhood

Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance

  Offenses known to law enforcement, by county FBI
Deaths/Mortality

Age-adjusted death rates by cause

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Child Fatality Review MD State Family Health Administration
  Leading causes of death by race and sex Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 15-16
  Leading causes of death among each race by sex and age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 15-16
Demographics

Population, race, sex, age distribution, family types and sizes, housing units and occupancy, avg household income, etc.

US Census

  Self reported behavior or risks - Demographics Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Diabetes Self reported behavior or risks - Diabetes Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
     
Disability Self reported behavior or risks - Disability Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Domestic violence 911 domestic violence calls - by neighborhood Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance
Education School enrollment, dropouts, postgraduation plans, SAT scores, etc by county MD State Dept. of Education
Emergency Care Baltimore City Taskforce on Emergency Department Crowding Findings and Recommendations Baltimore City Health Department
     
Environmental Health Air Quality Maryland Department of the Environment; reported on www.airnow.gov
Exercise Self reported behavior or risks - Exercise Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Foster Care Out of Home Placement MD State Department of Human Resources - Citizens' Review Board for Children
Gonnorhea

Cases, rates - Gonorrhea

Maryland - DHMH

  Cases, rates, relative to other cities CDC- Surveillance
Health Care Access/Coverage

Health care access - by neighborhood

Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance

  Self reported behavior or risks - Health Care Access/Coverage Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Health Status Self reported behavior or risks - Health Status Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Heart disease or Risks

Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Cardiovascular Disease

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Self reported behavior or risks - Cholesterol, Hypertension Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Cardiovascular disease Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
HIV /AIDS

Age-adjusted death rates by cause - HIV

DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22

  Incidence and Prevalence by county, and by zip code in the Baltimore Metro Area Maryland DHMH, Aids Administration
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Homelessness Baltimore City 2005 Census: The Picture of Homelessness Baltimore City Health Department; Baltimore Homeless Services
  2007 Baltimore City Homeless Census 2007 Baltimore City Homeless Census
Homicide Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Homicide DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
     
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Assault (homicide) Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Hypertension Self reported behavior or risks - Hypertension Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Immunization

Immunization rates in the City of Baltimore

Baltimore City Health Department

     
  Self reported behavior or risks - Immunization Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  Immunization levels - toddlers, etc CDC
Incarceration

Information on committed persons (county of origin, race, sex, etc)

MD State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Annual Report 2005

  Parole and Probation in MD Counties MD State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Infant health Low birth weight - by neighborhood Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance
Influenza Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Influenza and Pneumonia DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Influenza and Pneumonia Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Lead Lead - testing, elevated lead levels. Maryland - MDE
Lead Poisoning Lead poisoning in the City of Baltimore Baltimore City Health Department
Low birth weight Low birth weight - rates, other cities. DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Live births by maternal age, race, Hispanic origin and infant birth weight Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 8-10
  Live births by maternal marital status, race, Hispanic origin and infant birth weight Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 8-10
  Live births by maternal education, race, Hispanic origin and infant birth weight Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 8-10
Maternal and infant health - prenatal care

Prenatal care - by neighborhood

Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance

  Prenatal care - rates, other cities. DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
     
  Live births by maternal age, race, Hispanic origin, and trimest of first prenatal visit Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 6 and 11
  Live births by trimester of first prenatal visit, maternal race, and infant birth weight Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 6 and 11
Mortality Life Expectancy in Baltimore Baltimore City Health Department
Nutrition

Self reported behavior or risks - Fruits and Vegetables

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

  Self reported behavior or risks - Fruits and Vegetables
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Obesity Self reported behavior or risks - Nutrition, Exercise, Etc. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Physical Activity Self reported behavior or risks - Physical Activity Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Pneumonia Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Pneumonia DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Influenza and Pneumonia Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Poverty Estimates of people in poverty by age, median household income, by county US Census, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
Prenatal care Prenatal care - rates, other cities. DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 12a
Respiratory Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Respiratory DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected casues by race - Respiratory Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Septicemia Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Septicemia DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Septicemia Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Sexually transmitted infections

Cases, rates, other cities - Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis

CDC- Surveillance

  Sexually Transmitted Infections in the City of Baltimore Baltimore City Health Department
Smoking Self reported behavior or risks - Tobacco use Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Stroke Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Cerebrovascular DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Cerebrovascular Disease Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Substance abuse

Drug overdoses and emergency dept visits. ED visit data not available after 2002 in Baltimore

SAMHSA

  Drug treatment - by neighborhood Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance
  Drug Treatment in the City of Baltimore Baltimore City Health Department
  Drug usage SAMHSA
  Student drug use, overdoses, drug and alcohol related traffic accidents, other cities, and more CESAR - University of Maryland
Suicide Age-adjusted death rates by cause - Suicide DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Deaths from selected causes by age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
  Deaths from selected causes by race - Intentional self-harm (suicide) Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 17, 18
Syphilis

Cases, rates - Syphilis

Maryland - DHMH

  Cases, rates, relative to other cities CDC- Surveillance
Teen births Teen births - rates, other cities. DHMH Vital Statistics - 2005 report - Table 22
  Live births by birth order, maternal race, Hispanic origin, and maternal age Baltimore City Vital Statistics Profile, 2005 - Table 2
Teen pregnancy Teen birth rate - by neighborhood Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicator Alliance
Tobacco Use Self reported behavior or risks - Tobacco use Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
     

 

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