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Available Data for Each Topic

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Cancer

Dataset

Availability

Description

Massachusetts Cancer Registry

Available now

The Massachusetts Cancer Registry is responsible for the collection of information regarding all newly diagnosed cases of cancer in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Deaths

Available now

The death dataset includes mortality data by year. These data include causes of death as well as demographic information about decedents like age at death, race/ethnicity, gender, town of residence, place of death, and more.

Chronic Disease Outcomes

Dataset

Availability

Description

Proportion of Population with Chronic Diseases and Risk Behavior (BRFSS)

Available now

This dataset includes model-generated estimates of the percentage of Massachusetts adults with some chronic diseases or risk behavior. Percentages are given for specific counties and towns. Values were estimated using information from multiple datasets including Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data (2012 – 2014) and census data.

Chronic Disease Hospitalizations

Available now

Massachusetts acute care facilities licensed as hospitals by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are required to submit data on all hospitalizations to the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) annually. These data contain information on each patient, such as the patient's age, sex, race, the health conditions for which they received treatment, and other aspects of their treatment. These data are initially collected by hospitals for billing purposes, but contain information useful for public health purposes. Each case record represents a single hospitalization, emergency department visit, or outpatient observation visit. For example, if a person is hospitalized two times in a year, there will be two case records for that patient in the dataset. Data include Massachusetts and out-of-state residents.

Massachusetts Newborn Hearing Screening Data

Available now

The values shown are number and percent of babies who did not pass the newborn hearing test. One can find the values for different years and categories.

Epinephrine Administration in Schools

Available now

This dataset shows the number of times epinephrine was administered in school for the emergency treatment of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. It describes the circumstances of those events and the characteristics of the individuals given epinephrine.

Environmental Hospitalizations

Available now

Hospitalization data are collected by the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) from all 74 Massachusetts acute care hospitals and satellite emergency facilities. MDPH obtains information on Massachusetts residents who are discharged as inpatients (more than 23 hour hospital stay), outpatients (less than 24 hours hospital stay), and through emergency department (ED) visits data annually from CHIA. Hospitalization data includes information on patient characteristics and the medical treatment they received.

Modeled Outdoor Air Quality Measures

Available now

Modeled outdoor air quality measures provide estimates of air pollution concentrations for fine air particles (PM2.5) and ozone. These measures are available for each year for each community within Massachusetts.

Pediatric Asthma

Available now

This data set contains information on the number of cases and prevalence of asthma among students in grades K-8.

Pediatric Diabetes

Available now

This dataset contains information on the number of cases and prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among students in grades K-8.

Primary Stroke Services (PSS) Registry

Coming Soon

The Registry provides medical and treatment information on patients diagnosed with a stroke or mini-stroke who visited a hospital emergency department licensed for Primary Stroke Services

School BMI Screening

Available now

This dataset contains the results of the annual Body Mass Index (BMI) screening of public school children in grades 1, 4, 7, and 10. Results show the prevalence of overweight and obesity in each district and for the state as a whole.

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure (BRFSS)

Available now

This dataset includes model-generated estimates of the percentage of Massachusetts adults who report exposure to secondhand smoke at home, work or other places. Percentages are given for Massachusetts communities, counties, and the state overall. Values were estimated using information from multiple data sets including BRFSS data (2012 – 2014) and census data.

Tobacco Retail Density

Available now

This data set contains tobacco retail density for adults, youth, and the combined total population of Massachusetts in 2015. Tobacco retail density is the number of tobacco retailers per 1,000 individuals.

Massachusetts Deaths

Available now

The death dataset includes mortality data by year. These data include causes of death as well as demographic information about decedents like age at death, race/ethnicity, gender, town of residence, place of death, and more.

Select Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program data

Available now

The WIC Nutrition Program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.

Environmental Health Outcomes

Dataset

Availability

Description

Birth Defects

Available now

This dataset contains counts and prevalence estimates for birth defects diagnosed in live born infants in Massachusetts within the first year of life. Twelve birth defects are included in this dataset.

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Available now

This dataset contains record-level pediatric blood lead testing data for children in Massachusetts. Data on childhood lead poisoning is presented by calendar year and provides blood lead screening counts and percentages and blood lead prevalence rates. Community-level data is available from 2001 onward.

Epinephrine Administration in Schools

Available now

This dataset shows the number of times epinephrine was administered in school for the emergency treatment of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. It describes the circumstances of those events and the characteristics of the individuals given epinephrine.

Environmental Hospitalizations

Available now

Hospitalization data are collected by the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) from all 74 Massachusetts acute care hospitals and satellite emergency facilities. MDPH obtains information on Massachusetts residents who are discharged as inpatients (more than 23 hour hospital stay), outpatients (less than 24 hours hospital stay), and through emergency department (ED) visits data annually from CHIA. Hospitalization data includes information on patient characteristics and the medical treatment they received.

Lead in Drinking Water

Available now

This dataset shows drinking water exceedances for lead by Community Water System and year of exceedance. An exceedance is a measured concentration higher than 15 ug/L in drinking water.

Massachusetts Cancer Registry

Available now

The Massachusetts Cancer Registry is responsible for the collection of information regarding all newly diagnosed cases of cancer in Massachusetts

Modeled Outdoor Air Quality Measures

Available now

Modeled outdoor air quality measures provide estimates of air pollution concentrations for fine air particles (PM2.5) and ozone. These measures are available for each year for each community within Massachusetts.

Pediatric Asthma

Available now

This data set contains information on the number of cases and prevalence of asthma among students in grades K-8.

Pediatric Diabetes

Available now

This dataset contains information on the number of cases and prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among students in grades K-8.

Massachusetts Linked Birth/Infant Deaths

Available now

The linked birth/infant death dataset includes births by year with mortality information provided for infant deaths that occurred within one year of birth. The information is obtained from birth and death certificates received by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

Health Behaviors Data

Dataset

Availability

Description

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Available now

The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey that collects data on emerging public health issues, health conditions, risk factors and behaviors.

Proportion of Population with Chronic Diseases and Risk Behavior (BRFSS)

Available now

This dataset includes model-generated estimates of the percentage of Massachusetts adults with some chronic diseases or risk behavior. Percentages are given for specific counties and towns. Values were estimated using information from multiple datasets including Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data (2012 – 2014) and census data.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Available now

PRAMS contains maternal and child health survey data from a sample of mothers with a recent live birth 2-6 months postpartum on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy in Massachusetts.

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure (BRFSS)

Available now

This dataset includes model-generated estimates of the percentage of Massachusetts adults who report exposure to secondhand smoke at home, work or other places. Percentages are given for Massachusetts communities, counties, and the state overall. Values were estimated using information from multiple data sets including BRFSS data (2012 – 2014) and census data.

Tobacco Retail Density

Available now

This data set contains tobacco retail density for adults, youth, and the combined total population of Massachusetts in 2015. Tobacco retail density is the number of tobacco retailers per 1,000 individuals.

Infectious Disease Outcomes

Dataset

Availability

Description

Kindergarten Immunization School Survey

Available now

We strive to improve the quality of life of all Massachusetts residents through the elimination of communicable diseases. Data included here represent vaccination coverage among children entering kindergarten.

Selected Reportable Infectious Diseases in Massachusetts

Available now

The data included here represent a selection of reported, confirmed and probable reportable diseases.

Massachusetts Deaths

Available now

The death dataset includes mortality data by year. These data include causes of death as well as demographic information about decedents like age at death, race/ethnicity, gender, town of residence, place of death, and more.

Injury Outcomes

Dataset

Availability

Description

Injuries in Massachusetts

Available now

This data set contains numbers and rates for selected injuries statewide and by community.

Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System (MAVDRS)

Available now

MAVDRS is a comprehensive dataset for violent deaths.

Long-Term Care Facility Fall with Injury Data

Coming soon

This dataset provides demographic, clinical and incident-related information on l falls that result in an injury that occur in nursing home residents. The information is the dataset is reported by nursing homes to the Department.

Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Coming soon

Access to safe, stable, well-compensated jobs is crucial for health and wellbeing. When this access is denied or limited, when people have to work under poor conditions, or when the job is not organized in a way that promotes health (e.g., long work hours), there are consequences to workers’ physical and psychosocial health.

Massachusetts Deaths

Available now

The death dataset includes mortality data by year. These data include causes of death as well as demographic information about decedents like age at death, race/ethnicity, gender, town of residence, place of death, and more.

Work-Related Fatal Injuries

Available now

Here is information about fatal work injuries in Massachusetts. You can learn about where and how workers have died on the job.

Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

Dataset

Availability

Description

Birth Defects

Available now

This dataset contains counts and prevalence estimates for birth defects diagnosed in live born infants in Massachusetts within the first year of life. Twelve birth defects are included in this dataset.

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Available now

This dataset contains record-level pediatric blood lead testing data for children in Massachusetts. Data on childhood lead poisoning is presented by calendar year and provides blood lead screening counts and percentages and blood lead prevalence rates. Community-level data is available from 2001 onward.

Massachusetts Newborn Hearing Screening Data

Available now

The values shown are number and percent of babies who did not pass the newborn hearing test. One can find the values for different years and categories.

Epinephrine Administration in Schools

Available now

This dataset shows the number of times epinephrine was administered in school for the emergency treatment of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. It describes the circumstances of those events and the characteristics of the individuals given epinephrine.

Kindergarten Immunization School Survey

Available now

We strive to improve the quality of life of all Massachusetts residents through the elimination of communicable diseases. Data included here represent vaccination coverage among children entering kindergarten.

Lead in Drinking Water

Available now

This dataset shows drinking water exceedances for lead by Community Water System and year of exceedance. An exceedance is a measured concentration higher than 15 ug/L in drinking water.

Pediatric Asthma

Available now

This data set contains information on the number of cases and prevalence of asthma among students in grades K-8.

Pediatric Diabetes

Available now

This dataset contains information on the number of cases and prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among students in grades K-8.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Available now

PRAMS contains maternal and child health survey data from a sample of mothers with a recent live birth 2-6 months postpartum on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy in Massachusetts.

School BMI Screening

Available now

This dataset contains the results of the annual Body Mass Index (BMI) screening of public school children in grades 1, 4, 7, and 10. Results show the prevalence of overweight and obesity in each district and for the state as a whole.

Select Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program data

Available now

The WIC Nutrition Program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.

Massachusetts Linked Birth/Infant Deaths

Available now

The linked birth/infant death dataset includes births by year with mortality information provided for infant deaths that occurred within one year of birth. The information is obtained from birth and death certificates received by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

Mortality Data

Dataset

Availability

Description

Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System (MAVDRS)

Available now

MAVDRS is a comprehensive dataset for violent deaths.

Massachusetts Deaths

Available now

The death dataset includes mortality data by year. These data include causes of death as well as demographic information about decedents like age at death, race/ethnicity, gender, town of residence, place of death, and more.

Work-Related Fatal Injuries

Available now

Here is information about fatal work injuries in Massachusetts. You can learn about where and how workers have died on the job.

Social Determinants of Health Data

Dataset

Availability

Description

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Available now

The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey that collects data on emerging public health issues, health conditions, risk factors and behaviors.

Health Care Facility Data

Available now

This dataset provides information on health care facilities licensed or certified by the Department of Public Health. The data includes street addresses, the number of beds, if it is an inpatient facility, and the specialized services provided depending on the type of facility.

Lead in Drinking Water

Available now

This dataset shows drinking water exceedances for lead by Community Water System and year of exceedance. An exceedance is a measured concentration higher than 15 ug/L in drinking water.

Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System (MAVDRS)

Available now

MAVDRS is a comprehensive dataset for violent deaths.

Modeled Outdoor Air Quality Measures

Available now

Modeled outdoor air quality measures provide estimates of air pollution concentrations for fine air particles (PM2.5) and ozone. These measures are available for each year for each community within Massachusetts.

Long-Term Care Facility Fall with Injury Data

Coming soon

This dataset provides demographic, clinical and incident-related information on l falls that result in an injury that occur in nursing home residents. The information is the dataset is reported by nursing homes to the Department.

Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Coming soon

Access to safe, stable, well-compensated jobs is crucial for health and wellbeing. When this access is denied or limited, when people have to work under poor conditions, or when the job is not organized in a way that promotes health (e.g., long work hours), there are consequences to workers’ physical and psychosocial health.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Available now

PRAMS contains maternal and child health survey data from a sample of mothers with a recent live birth 2-6 months postpartum on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy in Massachusetts.

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure (BRFSS)

Available now

This dataset includes model-generated estimates of the percentage of Massachusetts adults who report exposure to secondhand smoke at home, work or other places. Percentages are given for Massachusetts communities, counties, and the state overall. Values were estimated using information from multiple data sets including BRFSS data (2012 – 2014) and census data.

Tobacco Retail Density

Available now

This data set contains tobacco retail density for adults, youth, and the combined total population of Massachusetts in 2015. Tobacco retail density is the number of tobacco retailers per 1,000 individuals.

Select Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program data

Available now

The WIC Nutrition Program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.

Work-Related Fatal Injuries

Available now

Here is information about fatal work injuries in Massachusetts. You can learn about where and how workers have died on the job.

Substance Addiction Outcomes

Dataset

Availability

Description

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Available now

The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey that collects data on emerging public health issues, health conditions, risk factors and behaviors.

Hospitalization Data: Injuries in Massachusetts

Available now

This data set contains numbers and rates for selected injuries statewide and by community.

BSAS Substance Addiction Treatment Data

Available now

This data set contains data collected from BSAS licensed and/or funded providers. The data set includes enrollments to BSAS licensed and/or funded treatment services and associated geographic, service type, and socio-demographic information.

Massachusetts Deaths

Available now

The death dataset includes mortality data by year. These data include causes of death as well as demographic information about decedents like age at death, race/ethnicity, gender, town of residence, place of death, and more.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Dashboard

Available now

The goal of this dashboard is to support those efforts by providing population-based data on NAS and eight other key indicators related to perinatal opioid use. Data are provided for the state overall, as well as by maternal race/ethnicity, education, age, and insurance coverage. In addition to statewide estimates, data are also presented by the six Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) regions.

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