Texas Health Data

Center for Health Statistics

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Data Description:

The Texas Health Facts Profiles provide at-a-glance health and demographic data for numerous counties and regions around the state. In each view, statewide rates and averages are included for comparison and to gauge performance on specific health indicators. Data for the fact sheets have been collected from various programs within the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Health and Human Services Commission, as well as the Texas State Data Center and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Measure Information:

Birth data - Percentages are suppressed if 1 to 20 births occurred and counts are suppressed from 1 to 9 births.

Death data - Infant death rate is the number of deaths of individuals less than one year of age per 1,000 live births. Fetal death rate is the number of deaths occurring after 20 weeks gestation and prior to birth per 1,000 combined live births and fetal deaths. All other death rates are age-adjusted using the 2000 U.S. Standard Population and presented per 100,000 population. Rates are suppressed if 1 to 20 deaths occurred and counts are suppressed from 1 to 9 deaths.

Communicable Disease data - Rates are per 100,000 population. Counts and rates are suppressed where 1 to 4 cases exist.

For more information on the sources, data limitations, and calculation methodologies for the data presented in the profiles, please refer to the Data Sources and Methodology document linked below.

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Data Sources and Methodology

Additional Information:

Texas Center for Health Statistics

Texas State Data Center

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder