F. City Health Profiles

Unless otherwise specified, all data are reported by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

General City Health Profiles

  • U.S. Census, City and County Data Book (University of Virginia)
    Site provides county, city and place data from 1988 and 1994 Data Books.  User has full control over selection of numerous variables from Data Books, including a) demographic characteristics; b) household/family characteristics; c) labor force/employment characteristics; and d) housing characteristics.
  • 1990 Census Data (Bureau of Census)
    Site allows user to create and print customized reports by MSA, county, city, Zip Code and census tract.  User has full control over selection of numerous variables from 1990 Census, including a) demographic characteristics; b) household/family characteristics; c) labor force/employment characteristics; and d) housing characteristics.

General Population Characteristics

  • Annual population growth rate: Census (annual)
  • Percent 65 years and older: Census (annual)
  • Percent female: Census (annual)
  • Percent non-white: Census (annual)
  • Average persons per household: Census (annual)
  • Percent non-metropolitan: Census (annual)
  • Per capita personal income: BEA (annual)

Health Status | Mortality

  • Mortality by Cause: Atlas of Mortality (National Center for Health Statistics)
  • Occupational Fatalities: DOL (annual)
  • Motor Vehicle Deaths: National Safety Council (annual)

Health Status | Morbidity

  • Chronic Diseases
    • Cancer Incidence: American Cancer Society (annual)
    • Hypertension: CDC (annual)
  • Infectious Diseases
    • AIDS Incidence: NCHS (annual)

Health Behavior

  • Immunization Rates: CDC (annual)

Reproductive Health

  • Birth Rates: NCHS (annual)
  • Unwanted Pregnancy Rates: NCHS (annual)
  • Abortion Rates: NCHS (annual)
  • Fertility Rates: NCHS (annual)

Environmental Health

Coverage | Managed Care

  • HMO Enrollment Rate: InterStudy (annual)
  • Medicare HMO Enrollment Rate: CMS (annual)
  • Medicaid HMO Enrollment Rate: CMS (annual)

Coverage | Medicare

Coverage | Medicaid

  • Medicaid Enrollment, by Eligibility Status (state Medicaid agencies)

Access | Barriers to Access

  • Percent Living in Areas Underserved by Primary Care MDs: HRSA (annual)
  • Percent Living in Areas Underserved by Dentists: HRSA (annual)
  • Percent Living in Areas Underserved by Dentists: HRSA (annual)

Access | Health Resources

  • Specialty MDs per 100,000: AMA (annual)
  • RNs per100,000: Bureau of Health Professions (annual)
  • Nurse Practitioners per 100,000: AANP (annual)
  • Physician Assistants per 100,000: AAPA (annual)
  • Hospital Beds per 1,000: AHA (annual)
  • Licensed SNF/ICF Beds per 1,000:
  • Medicare-certified Home Health Agencies/10,000 Aged: HCFA (annual)

Access | Utilization

  • Hospital Admissions per 1,000: AHA (annual)
  • Emergency Room Visits per 1,000: AHA (annual)
  • Hospital Outpatient Visits per 1,000: AHA (annual)

Cost | Public Expenditures

  • Average Cost per Medicaid Beneficiary:  (state Medicaid agencies)
  • Local Health Expenditures per Capita, SMSAs: Census (annual)

One Response to “F. City Health Profiles”

  1. U.S. Health Policy Gateway Says:

    […] The Area Health Profiles/Comparisons portion provides information on health profiles, comparisons and rankings for a broad range of geographic areas. It includes international comparisons (especiallyrankings that include the U.S.), along with U.S. national health profiles, regional health profiles, state health profiles, county health profiles and city health profiles. […]

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