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Profiles of Oregon's Residents 1980-1994
Indicators | Child Health | Mortality | Infectious Disease

Introduction:
Since 1987, the Public Health Service (PHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has coordinated a nationwide process to formulate and monitor national disease prevention and health promotion objectives for the year 2000. This set of national targets was published in 1990.

In July 1991, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a set of 18 health status indicators and encouraged their use by federal, State, and local health agencies. The indicators were developed in response to Objective 22.1 of Healthy People 2000 through a consensus process. The final set of Health Status Indicators includes 18 measures of health status outcome and/or factors that put individuals at increased risk of disease or premature mortality.
[see NCHS site for Healthy People 2000 Statistical Notes]



HEALTH STATUS INDICATORS

  1. Race/ethnicity-specific infant mortality as measured by the rate (per 1,000 live births) of deaths among infants under one year of age.
  2. Total deaths per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. 0-E999)

  3. Motor vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. E810-825) [ see graph (3K)]

  4. Work-related injury deaths per 100,000 population. [ see graph (3K)]

  5. Suicides per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. E950-E959) [ see graph (3K)]

  6. Homicides per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. E960-E978) [ see graph (3K)]

  7. Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 no. 162) [ see graph (3K)]

  8. Female breast cancer deaths per 100,000 women. (ICD-9 no. 174) [ see graph (3K)]

  9. Cardiovascular disease deaths per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. 390-448) [ see graph (3K)]

    • Heart disease deaths per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. 390-398, 402, 404-429) [ see graph (3K)]

    • Stroke deaths per 100,000 population. (ICD-9 nos. 430-438) [ see graph (3K)]

  10. Reported incidence (per 100,000 population) of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). [ see graph (3K)]

  11. Reported incidence (per 100,000 population) of measles. [ see graph (3K)]

  12. Reported incidence (per 100,000 population) of tuberculosis. [ see graph (3K)]

  13. Reported incidence (per 100,000 population) of primary and secondary syphilis. [ see graph (3K)]

  14. Prevalence of low birth weight as measured by the percentage of live born infants weighing under 2,500 grams at birth. [ see graph (3K)]

  15. Births to adolescents (ages 10-17 years) as a percentage of total live births. [ see graph (3K)]

  16. Prenatal care as measured by the percentage of mothers delivering live infants who did not receive care during the first trimester of pregnancy. [ see graph (3K)]

  17. Childhood poverty, as measured by the proportion of children under 15 year of age living in families at or below the poverty level.

  18. Proportion of persons living in counties exceeding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for air quality during the previous years.


Indicator #17, Childhood poverty, and #18, persons living in counties exceeding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards are not measured by the Health Services and are therefore not reported.
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CHILD HEALTH


DEFINITIONS:

Percent of total live births to mothers aged 10-17: [ see graph (3K)]
A comparison of the percentage of births to females ages 10-17 to the national data.

Percent of low birth weight infants: [ see graph (3K)]
The percentage of Oregon babies that are born with a birth weight of under 2500 grams (5.5 pound).

Percent of mothers not receiving prenatal care in the first trimester: [ see graph (3K)]
Percentage of babies whose mothers received prenatal care in the first three months of the pregnancy.

Reported incidence of Measles per 100,000 population: [ see graph (4K)]
The number of confirmed cases of measles divided by the U.S. or State population times 100,000. [get PDF of April 19, 1996 MMWR on[for more about age-adjusted death rates, see NCHS site for Measles-U.S.,1995 (195K)]
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MORTALITY


DEFINITIONS:

[for more about age-adjusted death rates, see NCHS site for Healthy People 2000 Statistical Notes, No. 6.]

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births: [ see graph (3K)]
The number of deaths among infants under one year of age divided by the total births times 1,000.

Motor vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The age-adjusted death rate for motor vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 population. ICD-9 Codes: E810-E825.

Work-related injury deaths per 100,000 population: [ see graph (4K)]
The number of injury deaths occurring on-the-job in persons 16 years and over.

Suicides per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The age-adjusted rate of deaths due to suicide. ICD-9 Codes: E950-E959.

Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The age-adjusted rate of deaths due to lung cancer. ICD-9 Codes: 162.

Female breast cancer deaths per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The age-adjusted rate of female deaths due to breast cancer. ICD-9 Codes: 174.

Cardiovascular disease deaths per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The age-adjusted rate of deaths due to Cardiovascular disease. ICD-9 390-448.
  • Heart disease deaths per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
    The age-adjusted rate of deaths due to heart disease. ICD-9 390-398, 402, 404-429.
  • Stroke per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
    The age-adjusted rate of deaths due to stroke. ICD-9 430-438.

Homicides per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The age-adjusted rate of homicides. ICD-9 Codes: E970-E978.
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INFECTIOUS DISEASE


DEFINITIONS: Reported incidence of AIDS per 100,000 population: [ see graph (4K)]
The number of AIDS cases reported divided by the total population times 100,000. Definition change in 1993. [see the October 1, 1996 CD Summary article on AIDS]

Reported incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 population: [ see graph (3K)]
The total number of tuberculosis cases reported divided by the total population times 100,000.

Reported incidence of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 population: [ see graph (4K)]
The total number of primary and secondary syphilis cases reported divided by the total population times 100,000.
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[] The number of AIDS cases reported divided by the total population times 100,000. Definition change in 1993. [see the article on AIDS] [] The total number of tuberculosis cases reported divided by the total population times 100,000. [] The total number of primary and secondary syphilis cases reported divided by the total population times 100,000.