The Health Status Indicators by Race and Ethnicity contains charts and graphs depicting a comparison of health status indicators for Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The following health status areas are represented: demographic data, maternal and infant health, mortality patterns, health status and risk behaviors, indicators of health care access, hospital discharge data, and AIDS incidence data

Health Status Indicators

American Indians/Native Americans

Asian Births in Massachusetts (1996-1999)

Asian Births in Massachusetts: 1996-1997 is a special report providing descriptive statistics on births for ten Asian ethnicity groups in Massachusetts including: Asian Indian, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Pakistani, Thai, and Vietnamese. The report provides statistics on such issues as adequacy of prenatal care, breastfeeding, maternal health, and infant health outcomes such as birthweight and gestational age. The report also provides data for the following cities and towns: Boston, Lowell, Quincy, Worcester, Malden, Lynn, Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, Somerville, Waltham, Springfield, and Framingham.

Asian Births in Massachusetts: 1998-1999 Supplement provides highlights of data for 1998-1999. In addition, the full set of data tables from the 1996-1997 report are available for years 1998-1999.

Asian Births

Black Births in Massachusetts

Cancer Incidence

Hispanic Births in Massachusetts (1996-1999)

Hispanic Births in Massachusetts: 1996-1999 is a special report providing descriptive statistics on births for nine Hispanic ethnicity groups in Massachusetts including Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican, Cuban, Colombian, Salvadoran, Other Central American, Other South American and Other Hispanic. The report provides statistics on such issues as adequacy of prenatal care, breastfeeding, maternal health, and infant health outcomes such as birthweight and gestational age. This report about Hispanic women giving birth in Massachusetts is intended to provide basic descriptive information for health policy makers, the community, advocates, researchers and other health professionals.

The report is divided into 2 Volumes. Volume I contains graphs, tables and accompanying narrative, which highlights the key findings at the state level. Volume II contains data for cities with more than 200 Hispanic births over the four-year period. Volume II provides data for the following cities and towns: Boston, Lawrence, Springfield, Worcester, Holyoke, Chelsea, Lynn, Lowell, New Bedford, Somerville, Framingham, Brockton, Fitchburg, Waltham, Leominster, Haverhill, Cambridge, Chicopee, Salem, Methuen, Revere, Southbridge, Everett, and Marlborough.

Hispanic Births

Hispanic Adults in Massachusetts


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This information is provided by the Division of Research and Epidemiology within the Department of Public Health.