Maternal and Child Health Status Indicators
A health indicator is a numeric measure that depicts the status of a population or a health system on a core public health construct. An indicator report, sometimes referred to as an indicator profile, provides online numerical data for a health indicator as well as its public health context, including what the current status is and what is being done to improve it. A variety Maternal and Child Health Indicator Reports are available.
AK-IBIS also has a Custom Query System. This system allows users to explore/query public health datasets directly. All three datasets currently available in the Custom Query System (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, and Youth Risk Behavior Survey) contain data elements relevant to maternal and child health. The Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey dataset will be added in 2016.
These Fact Sheets give background information on topics relevant to maternal and child health
National Resources for Alaska Data
The DRC is a non-profit, national data resource providing easy access to children’s health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and access to quality care.
The DRC provides easily accessible national, state, and regional data from large, population-based surveys that do not require statistical expertise to use. These data are specifically designed to assist states with child health needs assessment, program planning and evaluation, policy and standards development, monitoring, training, applied research and development of systems of care for children and youth. Data are available at the state and national level, and state data can be compared to the national average and other states on key health topics.
Alaska-specific data can be accessed through user-friendly tools, including:
Aggregating data from 12 government agencies and organizations, PeriStats provides access to the most current maternal and infant health statistics on topics such as preterm birth, infant mortality, tobacco use, cesarean section rates, and health insurance coverage. Detailed information by race, ethnicity, and maternal age for many indicators is also available. To communicate this information, PeriStats produces printer-ready graphs, maps, and tables that also can be copied and pasted into reports and presentations. The site also provides functionality enabling you to make comparisons between states, counties, and cities and to the United States. Over 60,000 graphs, maps and tables are available on PeriStats, and data are always referenced to the relevant source and Healthy People 2020 objective.
Find Alaska data by selecting HHS Region 10, Alaska in the Location box on the left hand side of the PeriStats home page.