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Table 1

Website address linking to all these data files:  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/links.shtm

 

 

DSHS Center for Health Statistics Primary Source Data

Data Set

Description

File format details

Applicable costs

Birth data in Texas**

Frequencies and rates for birth outcomes and risk factors. Includes adolescent births; pre-term and low birth weight births.

User customized HTML tables & CSV or Excel file, & HTML tables

None

Disease prevalence and health risk data for adults

Most large counties in single year file; other counties in multi-year files. See website for types of questions asked.

Interactive query system on website

None

Disease prevalence and health risk data for school-aged youth

State level only; includes asthma prevalence; suicide attempts; drug and alcohol use; physical inactivity; and more. See website for questions asked.

Interactive query system on website

None

Health professions licensing boards data in Texas*

Demographic information and number of health providers by location.

Data provided as HTML tables for up to 30 years

None

Hospital discharge data

Inpatient discharge data at patient level.

HTTP download of compressed flat file.

Varies by year; older data freely available

Hospital facilities in Texas, annual survey

Survey of uncompensated care, beds and utilization, revenue, Medicare/Medicaid utilization and types of hospital services.

SFTP in dbf format; sent zipped

Varies by year

Hospital facilities in Texas, annual survey

supplement

Survey of charity care, government-sponsored indigent health care, and other community benefits information.

SFTP in dbf format; sent zipped

Varies by year

Mortality data in Texas**

Frequencies and population-based rates,

Mortality rates and cause of death, except cancer.

User customized HTML tables; CSV or Excel file, & HTML tables

None

Nurse staffing  survey

Survey of nurse staffing in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and hospice.

Reports on website; de-identified data may be available upon request

None

Nursing supply and education, annual survey

Nursing student admission, demographics, and trends; faculty demographics.

Reports on website; de-identified data may be available upon request

None

Outpatient event data

Outpatient surgical and radiological data from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

HTTP download of compressed flat file.

Varies by year

Population in Texas

Counts and percentages, 1990 - 1999 (Estimates)

2000 & 2010 (Census counts)

2001 - 2009 (Estimates)

2011 - 2020 (Projections)

User customized HTML tables & CSV files

None

Public health workforce in Texas

One time survey of public health workers in 2007.

Report only

None

 

**To request additional data from the vital statistics unit, see “Data Request Procedures” at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/requestprocedures.shtm.   For other CHS units, see the suggestions at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/contact.shtm.

Last updated April 18, 2013