Informed Alaskans – 2018 BRFSS and Vital Stats Data Now Available

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Informed Alaskans – 2018 BRFSS and Vital Stats Data Now Available

2018 BRFSS Data Available: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data is now available on both the AK-IBIS indicator reports and query module system. Data from the 2018 BRFSS survey include measures on breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, diabetes, and tobacco use. The BRFSS is a collaboration between Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track adult’s health related lifestyle choices, the BRFSS has been implemented annually in Alaska since 1991.

2018 Birth Data Available:  Select births data from Health Analytics and Vital Records (HAVRS) are now available on AK-IBIS indicator reports. These include low birth weight, prenatal carepreterm births, and teen birth rate. The Health Analytics Unit in HAVRS collects high quality information on all births, deaths, marriages, divorces, hospitalizations, and cancer cases that occur in Alaska.


Status Update:  There are now 110 Indicator Reports and six query modules available in AK-IBIS.  Not finding the data that you need, let us know.

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To learn more about Informed Alaskans or any topics mentioned in this bulletin, email:  David Howell (907.465.8234).