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To view a list of all of the indicators in the warehouse, please see our Health Indicators Warehouse Indicator Report (PDF | Excel).
This release of the HIW updates to 67 indicators from 5 major data sources:
The release included no changes to the website functionality nor in the number or methodology of any previously included indicators.
Two indicators were temporarily taken out of the warehouse until corrected data can be obtained:
This release involves the reloading of all indicators associated with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Community Indicators. In updating these indicators, break-outs by geography were added for counties in the U.S., in addition to states and hospital referral regions. This required a slight change in the interface to be able to present data tables and reports by county.
In addition, the following indicators were dropped from the HIW. Many of these indicators are no longer measured and have been subsumed under other indicators.
Three new CMS indicators have been added with this release:
This release focuses on changes to the Health Indicators Warehouse website.
This release includes updates to the indicators obtained from many different data sources. The following is a list of those sources.
This release includes updates to many of the indicators obtained from the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Also, all data derived from the National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data prior to the year ending year 2010 have been updated with new census denominators that account for the additional information obtained from Census 2010 data. Finally, the Health, United States initiative has been included as one of our sources of indicators. Fifty indicators have been identified as being derived from this initiative.
This release includes data releases for the following indicators:
Minor fixes to the website interface to improve performance across different user computing platforms.
This release focuses exclusively on updates to indicators from the National Vital Statistics System – Natality (NVSS-N).
Data for the following NVSS-N indicators were updated to include data for the years 2010 and 2011 during this release.
This release focuses mostly on data updates.
Data for the following groups of indicators were updated during this release.
The following indicators were added and are new with this release.
Charts now allow both a demographic view and a geography view. This option had been dropped during the previous release, but is introduced again so allow better viewing of data.
Similar indicators now are differentiated by the display of the data source with the indicator name so that users can better choose the indicator they need.
This release involved a number of different changes to the HIW.
An Advanced Table view was introduced in a beta version. This view of the data allows data filtering and data grouping. The geographic break-outs of each indicator are columns as well as the other demographic dimensions. Scrolling through the table is made cleaner with the introduction of fixed row and column headers so that the user knows what data are being presented at all times, and load time is reduced by the introduction of a 200-line limit to any one page to be displayed.
User Interface Enhancements were introduced on the normal data table view. These enhancements should be relatively unnoticeable and focus on making cleaner use of tabs, buttons and screen space. Also, if an indicator does not contain national data estimates, the tables will now default to Alabama estimates.
The chart view of data has also been cleaned up somewhat. The charts have enough space to generally show the full description of the demographic being displayed on each bar in the charts. This should allow users to better understand what is being charted. Charts by geography (all counties in a single state, for example) have been temporarily disabled for this release.
The data model underlying the HIW has been changed in this release to simplify and clean up data representations.
Version 4 of Web Services was added, to make use of the new data model. Updated release notes for developers and code samples for v4 of the web services were also added.
New Data Releases in v1.7 include the following.
CMS Indicators for years 2007-2011, National, State and Hospital Referral Region data
County Health Status Indicators (CHSI) indicators, most recent years, State and County data
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) indicators, 2005-2011 multi-year estimates, state and county data
This release contains data changes only. No changes were made to the Warehouse functions. Major data changes for this release include the following.
The following new indicators have been added:
This release involved the updating of data of many of the HIW indicators. For your reference purposes, we are including the HIW ID numbers in these detailed notes. No changes were made to the Warehouse interface or functions. Major changes for this release include:
The following indicators were modified substantially:
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