Local & State Health Data

The best approaches to addressing the specific health needs of the community or service area are based on population health data. The following references may help locate data for evaluating specific community needs.

Kansas Information for Communities

The Kansas Information for Communities (KIC) system gives users the chance to prepare their own queries for vital event and other health care data. KIC programs allow you to generate your own table for specific characteristics, year of occurrence, age, race, sex, and county.

Data sets that can be queried are:

Kansas Quick Census

Select cities or counties

Community Health Status Indicators

The goal of Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) is to provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health. The CHSI report contains over 200 measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties. The data used to construct the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) were obtained from a variety of federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Census Bureau, and Department of Labor. The data reported are publicly available data:

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Coordinated and partially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the BRFSS is the largest continuously conducted telephone survey in the world. It is conducted in every state. The first BRFSS survey in Kansas was conducted as a point-in-time survey in 1990, and Kansas has conducted the BRFSS survey annually since 1992.

Maternal & Child Health State Needs Assessment

Kids Count Data Center

Kansas Rural Health Works County Impact Reports

Kansas Center for Community Economic Development

Kansas Health Institute

KU Institute for Policy & Social Research

  • Economic Summary Data by County
  • Demographic Summary Data by County
  • Census 2000 Data
    • Migration Profile
    • Summary File 4 Profile
    • Summary File 3 Profile
    • Census 2000 Profile of Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Data
    • 2000 Single Year of Age Tables and Pyramids
    • Summary File 1 Profile
    • Population by Race (Graphs and Tables in HTML)
  • Intercensal Census (Estimated) Data
    • Population Estimates by Age, Race, Gender, and Hispanic Origin
    • Single Year of Age by Gender Tables
    • Single Year of Age by Gender Tables
    • Single Year of Age Tables and Pyramids
  • 1990 Census Data

USA State & County-Level Data From Indiana Business Research Center

STI / HIV Statistics

Public Health Action Plan for the Elimination of Childhood Lead Poisoning in Kansas by 2020

County Lead Program Information

National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC)

National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) provides national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population of adults.

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey