Health Data

Research ImplicationsThe public health exposome includeshealth indicator data for six broad disease categories consistent with those identified by the Heckler Report (1985) as diseases and conditions that contribute disproportionately to negative health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority populations. For each disease/condition, health indicator data include measures of mortality, morbidity, health behaviors, and screening for each of the six major health disparities:

  • Cancer (breast, cervical, colo-rectal, lung, and prostate)
  • Cardio-metabolic disease (cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, and obesity)
  • HIV/STIs (HIV/AIDS, gonorrheal, syphilis, chlamydia)
  • Intentional injury (homicide, intimate partner violence, violent crime), Unintentional injury (motor vehicle crash, poisoning, and falls)
  • Maternal and child health (infant death, low birth weight, teen pregnancy, vaccinations maternal outcomes, etc.)

Data sources for health indicators include CDC Wonder, NCHS Natality data, Area Resource Files, Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS), the Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs), Medicare, Medicaid, and SEER.