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  • Demographic

    • Population

      • Population, Ethnicity, Gender, and Age Distributions

        The Center for Health Statistics compiles population data from the Texas State Data Center. Data is current as of our last update. Information about CHS population data

        Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, the University of Texas at San Antonio, population estimates for July 1, 2009; released November 2010. Texas State Data Center Population Estimates

      • Area in Square Miles

        U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1), Table GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density. Census

    • Marriage and Divorce

      • Marriage

        Marriages are listed by county on the marriage license application. Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit Table 39 - Marriages and Divorces by County

      • Divorce

        Divorces are listed by county in which the divorce decree was granted. Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit Table 39 - Marriages and Divorces by County

      • Marriage Rate per 1,000 Residents

        Rate = (1,000) / (2008 area population) x (Number of marriages in area)

      • Divorce Rate per 1,000 Residents

        Rate = (1,000) / (2008 area population) x (Number of divorces in area)

    • Population Change

      • Census Population

        Population data from the latest dicennial census conducted by the United States Census Bureau.

      • Population Projections

        The Texas State Data Center prepares population projections for Texas counties every two years. The current projections were released in February 2009 and cover the period 2001 through 2040. A number of projection "scenarios" are available, differing only in the strength of the net migration that is assumed to occur across the entire projection period. The Center for Health Statistics selects among these options the projection scenario recommended for short term planning of less than 10 years. The Center for Health Statistics can provide assistance in choosing a projection scenario for population planning beyond 10 years. The current projections reflect the "2000-2007 scenario", indicating that the net migration assumptions utilize migration patterns from the 2000-2007 post-censal period. Information about CHS population data

        Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer. Texas Population Projections Program (online), http://txsdc.utsa.edu/tpepp/projections/, San Antonio, TX: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, May 15, 2009.

    • Population by Race/Ethnicity

      • Population, Ethnicity, Gender, and Age Distributions

        The Center for Health Statistics compiles population data from the Texas State Data Center. Data is current as of our last update. Information about CHS population data

        Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, the University of Texas at San Antonio, population estimates for July 1, 2009; released November 2010. Texas State Data Center Population Estimates

    • Population by Selected Age Groups

      • Population, Ethnicity, Gender, and Age Distributions

        The Center for Health Statistics compiles population data from the Texas State Data Center. Data is current as of our last update. Information about CHS population data

        Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, the University of Texas at San Antonio, population estimates for July 1, 2009; released November 2010. Texas State Data Center Population Estimates

    • Foreign Born Population by Region and Selected Countries of Origin

      • Total Foreign Born Population (ACS)

        2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Table B05. Percents calculated by dividing the total foreign born by the total 2006-2008 ACS population estimate. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that no sample observations were available to compute an estimate. An 'NA' in the estimates columns means that no data for the geographic area has been released by the ACS.

      • Total Foreign Born Population

        Data was compiled from the Census 2000 Table PCT19: Place of Birth for the Foreign-Born Population SF3. PCT19 in American Factfinder

      • Population by Region and Country

        2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Regions may not add up to the total foreign born population due to missing regions and countries. Countries excluded from this list had less than 10,000 Texas residents.

  • Mortality

    • Deaths by Cause

      • Deaths by Cause Category

        All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease (ICD-10 Codes I00-I78), Heart Disease (ICD-10 Codes I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51), Stroke (ICD-10 Codes I60-I69), All Cancers (ICD-10 Codes C00-C97), Respiratory (Trachea, Bronchus and Lung) Cancer (ICD-10 Codes C33-C34), Female Breast Cancer (ICD-10 Codes C50 for females only), Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (ICD-10 Codes J40-J47; formerly Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Diabetes (ICD-10 Codes E10-E14), Unintentional Injury (Accidents) (ICD-10 Codes V01-X59,Y85-Y86), Motor Vehicle Injury (ICD-10 Codes V02-V04,V09.0,V09.2,V12-V14,V19.0-V19.2,V19.4-V19.6, V20-V79,V80.3-V80.5,V81.0-V81.1,V82.0- V82.1,V83-V86,V87.0-V87.8,V88.0-V88.8,V89.0,V89.2), Homicide (ICD-10 Codes U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1), Suicide (ICD-10 Codes U03,X60-X84,Y87.0), Alzheimer's Disease (G30), and Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18). Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, 2008 Death Certificate File. Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, 2008 Death Certificate File. Table 18- Texas Resident Mortality from Selected Causes Vital Statistics Email

      • Infant Deaths and Fetal Deaths

        Infant deaths are those less than 1 year of age. Infant death rate is number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Fetal deaths are those occurring after 20 weeks gestation and prior to birth and include those of unknown gestation period.

        Fetal death rate is the number of fetal deaths per 1,000 combined live births and fetal deaths. Death rates were not calculated if 20 or fewer births or births plus fetal deaths occurred, as indicated by "---". Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, 2008 Fetal Death Certificate File. Table 28 - Infant, Neonatal, Fetal, Perinatal, and Maternal Deaths by Public Health Region, County and City of Residence Vital Statistics Email

    • Age Adjusted Death Rates by Cause

      • Age Adjusted Rates

        For comparison purposes, mortality measures are adjusted to control for the effect of different age distributions among populations. The mortality rates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 Standard Population according to recommendations from the National Center for Health Statistics. These age-adjusted rates will not be comparable with rates based on the 1940 standard population used in previous years. Rates have not been calculated if 20 or fewer deaths occurred, as indicated by "--". Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, 2006 Death Certificate File. Texas Health Data Deaths

  • Natality

  • Health Resources

    • Hospital Resources

      • Acute Care Hospitals

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Psychiatric Hospitals

        Psychiatric Hospital: A hospital that provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with mental or emotional disorders.

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Acute Care For-Profit Hospitals

        For-Profit Hospital: Hospitals owned on a for-profit basis by an individual, a partnership or a profit-making corporation.

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Acute Care Non-Profit Hospitals

        Non-Profit Hospital: Hospitals owned by not-for-profit organizations, such as religious organizations, community hospitals, cooperative hospitals or fraternal societies.

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Acute Care Public Hospitals

        Public Hospital: Hospitals owned by an agency of city, county or state government and includes hospital districts, hospital authorities, county and city facilities and state-operated facilities.

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Beds Setup and Staffed for Acute Care

        The number of beds regularly available (those set up and staffed for use). Includes operating beds, not constructed bed capacity. Includes all bed facilities that are set up and staffed for use by inpatients who have no other bed facilities, such as pediatric bassinets, isolation units, quiet rooms, and reception and observation units assigned to or reserved for them. Exclude newborn bassinets and bed facilities for patients receiving special procedures for a portion of their stay and who have other bed facilities assigned to or reserved for them. Exclude, for example, labor room, post anesthesia, or postoperative recovery room beds, psychiatric holding beds, and beds that are used only as holding facilities for patients prior to their transfer to another hospital.

        Staffed Beds are from page 15, column 1, item D1b1 of the 2009 Annual Survey of Hospitals

        2009 Cooperative DSHS/AHA/THA Annual Survey of Hospitals and Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics. Texas Hospital Utilization Reports HSU Email

      • Beds Setup and Staffed for Obstetrics Care

        Beds setup and staffed in an obstetrics care unit at the end of the reporting period.

        Obstetrics care staffed Beds are from page 5, item C3BEDS of the 2009 Annual Survey of Hospitals

        2009 Cooperative DSHS/AHA/THA Annual Survey of Hospitals and Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Acute Care Licensed Beds

        Licensed Beds is defined as the number of beds licensed by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Health Facilities Licensing.

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

      • Psychiatric Care Licensed Beds

        Licensed Beds is defined as the number of beds licensed by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Health Facilities Licensing.

        2009 Directory of Active Hospitals, Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division, Texas Department of State Health Services; Hospital Tracking Database, Hospital Survey Unit, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Current Hospital Survey Unit Reports HSU Email

    • Migration for Birth

    • Health Occupations

      • Direct Care Physicians

        "Direct Patient Care" Physicians are those who work directly with patients, and do not include researchers, administrators, or teachers.

        Data Source: Texas Medical Board - September 2, 2010

        Excludes: Federal and military physicians, residents and fellows.

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Direct Care Physicians HPRC Email

      • Primary Care Physicians

        "Primary Care" Physicians are those who indicate that they have a primary specialty of General Practice, Family Practice/Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and/or Gynecology, or Geriatrics, and are a sub-set of Direct Patient Care Physicians. Note: Geriatrics began to be included in the primary care statistics in 2004.

        Data Source: Texas Medical Board - September 2, 2010  

        Includes: Active primary care physicians with Texas practice addresses and a practice type of direct patient care. Primary Care Physicians are those physicians who indicate a primary speciality of: Family Practice/Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and/or Gynecology, or Geriatrics (Geriatrics was included for the first time in 2004).

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Primary Care Physicians HPRC Email

      • Physician Assistants

        Data Source: Texas Medical Board - September 2, 2010.

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Physician Assistants HPRC Email

      • Registered Nurses

        Data Source: Texas Board of Nursing, September 3, 2010.

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Registered Nurses HPRC Email

      • Licensed Vocational Nurses

        Data Source: Texas Board of Nursing - September 3, 2010.

        Includes: All LVNs who are active either full-time or part-time in nursing and have a Texas practice address.

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Licensed Vocational Nurses HPRC Email

      • Nurse Practitioners

        Data Source: Texas Board of Nursing, September 3, 2010.

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Nurse Practitioners HPRC Email

      • Dentists

        Data Source:Texas State Board of Dental Examiners - September 1, 2010

        Includes: Dentists with a status code of "active" or "expired." All specialties were included.

        Excludes: Dentists with a status code as "retired," "revoked," "suspended," "cancelled," "surrendered," or "deceased," and those who are federal or military dentists, dental residents, or faculty.

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Dentists HPRC Email

      • Pharmacists

        Excludes: Pharmacists with a status code of "retired," "revoked," "expired," "canceled," "inactive," "probation," "restricted," "surrender," "suspended," or "deceased."

        Data Source: Texas State Board of Pharmacy - September 16, 2010

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Pharmacists HPRC Email

      • Chiropractors

        Data Source: Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, September 29, 2010

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Chiropractors HPRC Email

      • Veterinarians

        Data Source: Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - September 14, 2010

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center Veterinarians HPRC Email

      • EMS Personnel

        Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services, EMS Trauma Systems, Professional Licensing and Certification Unit - September 15, 2010

        Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 28, 2010.

        Health Professions Resource Center EMS Personnel HPRC Email

    • Ratio of 2009 Population per Health Care Professional

      • Ratio

        Ratio = (100,000) / (2010 population) x (Number of workers in health occupation)

        Ratios are calculated using the current 2010 projected population. A number of projection "scenarios" are available, differing only in the strength of the net migration that is assumed to occur across the entire projection period. The Center for Health Statistics selects among these options the projection scenario recommended for short term planning of less than 10 years. The current projections reflect the "2000-2007 scenario", indicating that the net migration assumptions utilize migration patterns from the 2000-2007 post-censal period. Information about CHS population data

  • Communicable Diseases

    • Communicable Diseases - Reported Cases

      • Tuberculosis Cases

        Tuberculosis Cases exclude counts for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The rate is calculated net of the prison population provided by the TDCJ as of December 31, 2009.

        Infectious Disease Control Unit Tuberculosis

      • AIDS Cases

        Cases exclude counts for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The rate is calculated net of the prison population provided by the TDCJ as of December 31, 2009.

        Source: Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Surveillance Reports, 2009 Annual Report

        HIV/STD Program

      • Varicella (chickenpox) Cases

        State totals include those where the county is unknown. 2009 data updated as of July 2010

        Source: Department of State Health Services, Infectious Disease Control Unit

        Infectious Disease Control Unit

      • Pertussis (whooping cough) Cases

        State totals include those where the county is unknown. 2009 data updated as of July 2010

        Source: Department of State Health Services, Infectious Disease Control Unit

        Infectious Disease Control Unit

    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      • Primary and Secondary Syphilis Cases

        Source: Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Surveillance Reports, 2010 Texas STD Surveillance Report

        HIV/STD Program

      • Gonorrhea Cases

        Source: Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Surveillance Reports, 2010 Texas STD Surveillance Report

        HIV/STD Program

      • Chlamydia Cases

        Source: Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Surveillance Reports, 2010 Texas STD Surveillance Report

        HIV/STD Program

  • Socioeconomic

    • Socioeconomic Indicators

      • Average Monthly TANF Recipients

        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

        TANF Basic monthly recipient counts averaged for the 2009 state fiscal year (September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010).

        The Health and Human Services Commission, Center for Strategic Decision Support Data for recent months are available online.

        HHSC Texas TANF and SNAP Enrollment Statistics

      • Average Monthly SNAP (food stamp) Participants

        Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

        The Health and Human Services Commission, Center for Strategic Decision Support Data for recent months are available online.

        HHSC Center for Strategic Decision Support

      • Unduplicated Medicaid Clients

        A Medicaid client is person who is enrolled in the Medicaid program and thus is eligible to receive services funded through Medicaid. In a given fiscal year some persons may enter and exit the Medicaid program on more than one occasion. Under the concept of unduplicated counts, persons certified eligible more than once during the year are counted only one time.

        Source: The Health and Human Services Commission, Center for Strategic Decision Support

        HHSC Center for Strategic Decision Support

      • Unemployment Rate

        U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Labor force data by county, 2010 annual averages. Data as of June 26, 2011

        BLS

      • Per Capita Personal Income

        Per capita personal income is the annual total personal income of residents divided by resident population, based on U.S. Census Bureau county population estimates available as of April 2010.

        Updated: June 26, 2011

        Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce

        Bureau of Economic Analysis

      • Average Monthly CHIP enrollment

        Average of the twelve individual calendar month reports for total enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program

        Source: HHSC CHIP Enrollment Statistics

    • Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Older

      • Did Not Complete High School

        Census 2000 SF3 P37. The population was calculated by subtracting the total population 25 years and older by the sum of the population that graduated high school, population that completed some college, and the population that obtained at least an Associat's degree. Percents calculated from the dividing population that completed high school by the total population 25 years and older.

        Census American Factfinder

      • High School Graduate

        Census 2000 SF3 P37. Percents calculated from the dividing population that obtained a high school degree by the total population 25 years and older.

        Census American Factfinder

      • Some College

        Census 2000 SF3 P37. Percents calculated from the dividing population that completed some college by the total population 25 years and older.

        Census American Factfinder

      • Associate's Degree or Higher

        Census 2000 SF3 P37. Percents calculated from the dividing population that earned at least an Associate's degree by the total population 25 years and older.

        Census American Factfinder

      • Did Not Complete High School (ACS %)

        2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Table B15. The population was calculated by subtracting the total population 25 years and older by the sum of the population that graduated high school, population that completed some college, and the population that obtained at least an Associat's degree. Percents calculated from the dividing population that completed high school by the total population 25 years and older. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that no sample observations were available to compute an estimate.

        Census American Factfinder

      • High School Graduate (ACS %)

        2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Table B15. Percents calculated from the dividing population that obtained a high school degree by the total population 25 years and older. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that no sample observations were available to compute an estimate.

        Census American Factfinder

      • Some College (ACS %)

        2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Table B15. Percents calculated from the dividing population that completed some college by the total population 25 years and older. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that no sample observations were available to compute an estimate.

        Census American Factfinder

      • Associate's Degree or Higher (ACS %)

        2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Table B15. Percents calculated from the dividing population that earned at least an Associate's degree by the total population 25 years and older. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that no sample observations were available to compute an estimate.

        Census American Factfinder

    • Poverty

      • Total Persons Living Below Poverty

        Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program

        SAIPE State and County Data

      • Related Children 0-17 Years, Living Below Poverty

        Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program

        SAIPE State and County Data

      • 18 Years and Over, Living Below Poverty

        Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program

        SAIPE State and County Data

    • Health Insurance

      • 18 Years and Younger, Without Health Insurance

        The 2007 County and State Health Insurance Estimates by Demographic and Income Characteristics were released in July 2010.

        Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) progam

        SAHIE Data

      • Younger than 65 Years, Without Health Insurance

        Does not include persons aged 65 years

        The 2007 County and State Health Insurance Estimates by Demographic and Income Characteristics were released in July 2010.

        Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) progam

        SAHIE Data

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Last updated August 14, 2014