The 2015 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data are now available in Hawaii-IBIS. Use the Hawaii-IBIS PRAMS data tool to explore 16 years of data on the attitudes and experiences of women in Hawaii who have recently given birth. Data is available by county and for the state as a whole.
Here are some highlights from the 2015 PRAMS data for Hawaii:
- Over 95% of all new mothers initiated breastfeeding, 81% of mothers were still breastfeeding (any amount) at 8 weeks and 49% breast fed their babies exclusively for at least eight weeks. Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for a new baby and is associated with a myriad of health benefits for mothers and babies.
- Almost 82% of mothers report that they lay their babies on their back to sleep, a significant increase from 72% in 2008. Putting babies to sleep on the back, as opposed to their stomach or side, reduces their risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- The percent of pregnant women who consumed alcohol during the third trimester of pregnancy continues to rise, from less than 5% in 2000 to almost 9% in 2015. Alcohol exposure during pregnancy is a leading cause for developmental disabilities and birth defects in infants.
- Although the percent of new mothers who smoked in the three months before pregnancy reached an all-time low of 12%, down from 22% in 2009; however, the percent of pregnant women who quit smoking during pregnancy dropped to 60% from a high of 74% in 2012.
The results from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) have been added to Hawaii-IBIS. The BRFSS is an annual land line and cell phone telephone survey of Hawaii adults which is weighted to represent the resident population.
In addition to our existing indicators, we have expanded the number of indicators available under Care-Giving, Prescription Medication, Cognitive Decline and Disability. Plus, we have a whole new section on Demographics. Here are some highlights. Use the hyperlinks to create your own queries for each indicator!
- 8.6% of adults, aged 45+, report experiencing increased confusion or memory loss in the past 12 months, but only 33.0% have discussed the issue with a health care professional.
- In the past 30 days, 17.3% of adults (19.9% of women and 14.8% of men), report providing regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem or disability. Parents and parents-in-law were the most frequent recipients of care, 42.0%. While 56.8% of caregivers reported providing care for up to 8 hours per week, 27.3% had been providing care for more than 5 years.
- 54.6% of adults are currently taking at least one prescription medication and 11.7% are taking 5 or more prescription medications. Women were significantly more likely to report prescription medication use than men (60.5% vs 48.8%)
- 21.6% of adults reported having at least one disability with higher prevalence among those 75+ years (48.4%), 65-74 years (30.1%) and Native Hawaiians (31.0%).
Use Hawaii-IBIS to explore more of the results. You can filter by year, geography, age, sex, and 10 other demographic characteristics and display and group results by two different dimensions.
HHDW is proud to introduce a new feature in the Indicator-Based Information System (IBIS)—Community Snapshot Reports. Want more information about the health status of a particular community in Hawaii? This is the place. We have assembled a series of 22 health indicators from the BRFSS, PRAMS, YTS and YRBS to give you a quick snapshot of the health of community. Just select your community of interest by county or race/ethnicity and quickly see how they are doing compared to the rest of the state. Additional groups of indicators and communities will be added later this year. Here are a few highlights….
- In Hawaii, Native Hawaiian high school students are more likely to have current asthma compared to students statewide (17.1% vs 12.7%).
- 8% of Hawaii County high school students have current asthma compared to 12.7% of students statewide.
- Native Hawaiian youth in middle school (20.8%) and high school (25.7%) and adults (28.4%) are more likely to meet age-specific physical activity guidelines that their counterparts statewide.
- Filipino adults are more likely to have diabetes than adults statewide (12.1% vs 8.7%)., but they are less likely to be obese (19.9% vs 23.4%).
- Almost three-quarters (74.4%) of Honolulu County adults aged 50-75 have been screened for colorectal cancer recently—significantly higher than any other county.
- Almost 90% of Japanese women have had a mammogram in the past two years compared to 84.4% of women statewide.
- Japanese adults were more likely to have high cholesterol (34.6%) than adults statewide (30.7%).
Use the Community Snapshot Reports in Hawaii-IBIS to explore more results and see how your community compares to the state. Visit our Introduction page to learn how to run your own Community Report.
There is a new way to create reports from birth certificate data! Use the powerful new IBIS Birth Query Module to explore Hawaii birth data from 2000 to 2016. The IBIS Birth Query Module allows users to view de-identified birth record data by many dimensions including:
• geography (mother’s place of residence or infant’s place of birth)
• mother characteristics (age, race/ethnicity and marital status)
• father characteristics (age and race/ethnicity)
• infant characteristics (sex, race/ethnicity, birth weight, gestational age, plurality and more)
• prenatal care characteristics.
And, of course, these dimensions can be further explored using the IBIS data display features for grouping data. This first edition includes count data only but future iterations will include population denominator data to create rates. Click here to get started.
News & Current Updates
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) has released the first report from its Healthcare Workforce Initiative. This report focuses on assessing non-physician job demand in Hawaii. A survey from the last quarter of 2018 through the first quarter of 2019, found more than 2,200 openings among 76 non-physician health care jobs—about a 10% vacancy rate. […]Read more >
Hawaii ranked 24th among states in the 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Data Book is this month’s featured content on HawaiiHealthMatters.org. The data book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, ranking states on overall child well-being by using four criteria […]Read more >
Updated census tract level data is available for CDC 500 Cities health indicators for Honolulu County on Hawaii Health Matters. The data is part of the CDC 500 Cities project which is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the CDC Foundation. The project uses […]Read more >
This month’s featured content on Hawaii Health Matters is the Hawaii 2019 County Health Rankings Report. The Rankings Report is designed to bring actionable data to help counties understand what influences how healthy their residents are and how long they will live. This year’s focus is on safe and affordable housing. In 2017, more than […]Read more >