Technical Notes on Public Health Data and Links to Older Data

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The Division of Public Health’s Health Surveillance Unit regularly collects and synthesizes health data to monitor health concerns. By North Carolina law, many infectious diseases must be reported to local health departments. Other statistics are collected in the form of vital registration data, such as birth and death certificates.

All county health departments provide these data routinely to the North Carolina State Center for Health Information and Statistics (NCSCHIS). The NCSCHIS “cleans” the data by assigning births, deaths, and incident disease cases to the county of residence. Collecting, cleaning and putting the data into a form that can be returned to all 100 counties creates a time lag between collection of data and the public release of data.

The Data Briefs below present data from past years. Clicking on each section heading will download that particular section in Adobe PDF format. In order to view PDF documents, you must have the Adobe Reader plug-in installed on your computer. If you do not have this plug in, you may download it from the Adobe website.

2017 Data Briefs

2016 Data Briefs

2011-2012 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

To measure the health of Guilford County middle and high school youth, Public Health partnered with Guilford Education Alliance, UNC Greensboro’s Department of Public Health Education and Health & Human Sciences Office of Research and Guilford County Schools to administer the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to a representative sample of Guilford County School students in 2011 and report these results. More Information.

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