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What's New at CHS

January , 2013

In January, 2013, the Department of State Health Services launched Texas Health Indicators, an online collection of data displays exploring priority health trends in Texas over the last decade.

This site provides access to data from public health datasets and information on Texas priority health issues. For each indicator, the information provided follows a simple structure:

  • A description of the disease or health issue.
  • A description of the risk factors associated with that disease or health issues (if known or appropriate).
  • A summary of recent trends.
  • Comparisons to national trends and benchmarks where appropriate and/or available.

For more information, please contact the Center for Health Statistics at (512) 776-7261 or e-mail CHS-Info@dshs.texas.gov


December, 2012

In January 2011, the first set of Census 2010 data products for Texas was released. CHS staff have analyzed the change in Texas' population and produced two webpages detailing changes between 2000 and 2010. As more Census 2010 becomes available additional results will be available on our website.

Texas added 4,293,741 residents between April 1, 2000 and April 1, 2010. Between 2000 and 2010 all races and ethnicities grew in total population. The Hispanic ethnicity was the fastest growing group in Texas with 2,791,255 new residents. 79 counties in Texas had a population decline from 2000-2010. 

Find these tables of  early results from the 2010 Census on the population pages of the DSHS Center for Health Statistics.


December, 2012

Maybe you have noticed that the DSHS website is changing.  The agency just launched a new version of the website that involves a major revision to the development platform that we use to create content pages.  So you may not find some of the most recent content while we learn how to incorporate those pages into the new system. 

Annual Vital Statistics Report, 2010 ( births, deaths, marriages, divorces, abortions ) have been updated for 2010.  Most tables have been edited for content, if not for style.


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Last updated July 10, 2014