Vital statistics including birth record data can be important barometers of health. Significant trends in vital statistics influence policy development, program/research funding and etc. The Hawaii-IBIS birth record data is composed of variables extracted from birth certificates from live births as captured by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). The birth record contains important information about the birth, the baby and the parents. Here are some highlights from the 2018 Birth Record data:
- 17,026 babies were born in Hawaii to mothers who were Hawaii residents. Of those, 12,564 were born in Oahu, 2,095 in Hawaii, 1,621 in Maui, 724 in Kauai, and 22 in Molokai.
- 8.2% babies were low birth weight (weighing less than 2500 grams) and 6.7% were high birth weight (4000 grams or more).
- 66% of mothers who had live births began prenatal care in the first trimester.
- 4% of mothers who had live births did not receive any prenatal care.
- About 90% of mothers who received prenatal care delivered their babies at term compared to only 64% of mothers who did not receive any prenatal care.
- Teen births (births to mothers 15-19 years) decreased for the tenth consecutive year comprising less than 4% of all births
- Mothers aged between 30-34 years were more likely to have twins than any other 5 year age group.
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a mixed mode survey of women who have recently given birth in Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Health conducts the survey each year in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PRAMS provides state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during and shortly after pregnancy. The 2016 PRAMS data are now available in Hawaii-IBIS. Use the Hawaii-IBIS PRAMS data tool to explore over 90 indicators of state and county level data collected to improve the health of mothers and infants and reduce adverse outcomes. Plus, we’ve added a brand new section on participant demographics.
Here are some highlights from the 2016 PRAMS data for Hawaii:
· Over 56% of women reported that their pregnancy was intended meaning they had been trying to get pregnant when they conceived. About 18% said their pregnancy was mis-timed meaning they wanted to be pregnant sometime but were not trying to get pregnant when they conceived; 20% were unsure how they felt and 5% were said their pregnancy was unintended. Unintended pregnancy was down from 8.5% in 2012. Unintended pregnancy is associated with increased morbidity for women and health behaviors that are associated with adverse health outcomes for infants.
· About 27% of women were insured through Medicaid or QUEST before they became pregnant, 75% of new mothers reported having dental insurance during their pregnancy. Adequate health insurance before during and after pregnancy supports healthy mothers and babies.
· Diabetes is a chronic condition that can affect the health of mothers and babies. Over 5% of new mothers reported having diabetes before pregnancy and 14% developed gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. Mothers 35 years and older were more likely than younger mothers to have diabetes before pregnancy (6%) and to develop gestational diabetes (24%). Diabetes before and during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for both mothers and babies. Women who develop gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing Type II diabetes later in life.
· 12% of women reported symptoms of post-partum depression. Closer examination reveals that women in Kauai County (18%) and Hawaii County (16%) were more likely to report symptoms of post-partum depression than women in Maui County (13%) or Honolulu County (11%) (data from 2014-2016).
· 90% of women reported having a post-partum health checkup since delivery, but 3-year averages reveal that women in Hawaii County (85%) were significantly less likely receive a post-partum health checkup than their peers. Postpartum care visits are an important opportunity to assess a woman’s health, follow up on pregnancy-related conditions, address family planning, answer questions and obtain referrals to support optimum health for mothers and babies.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data for 2018 are now available on our Indicator-Based Information System (IBIS). The BRFSS is an annual landline and cell phone telephone survey of Hawai’i adults that is conducted throughout the year. The results are weighted to represent the Hawai’i adult resident population and population estimates are available at sub-county levels (24 communities and 40 school complexes).
We have expanded the number of indicators available under Oral Health, Immunization and Preventive Health, Cancer, Diabetes, and Tobacco Cessation and Second Hand Smoke. We have also expanded Demographics to include federal poverty level. Here are some highlights from 2018. Use the hyperlinks to create your own queries for each indicator!
Use Hawaii-IBIS to explore more of the results. You can filter by year, geography, age, sex, and 11 other demographic characteristics and display and group results by two different dimensions.
Here are some highlights:
- 28.1% of adults have a family history of cancer (a parent, grandparent, sibling or child who has been diagnosed with breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer) but only 10.7% of those at risk for hereditary cancer have been advised by a health care professional to see a genetic counselor to assess their personal risk of cancer (2017-2018).
- Fewer adults were immunized for the flu in 2018 than in previous years—only 27.7% of adults 18-64 and 52.7% of those aged 65 and older were immunized.
- 39.1% of adults have had at least one permanent tooth removed and it varied by federal poverty level (FPL) from 53.5% among those at 0-130% of FPL to 31.8% among those at 186% FPL or higher.
- 60.1% of Hawai’i adults are overweight or obese (body mass index of 25 or greater). Men were significantly more likely than women to be overweight or obese (67.7% compared to 52.2%).
- 10.0% of adults (124,200 people) have been diagnosed with diabetes (2018), and about half of all adults have at least one family member with diabetes; nevertheless, only 42.3% of those who do not have diabetes think that they are at risk for diabetes (2017-2018).
News & Current Updates
We are excited to announce that the long-awaited Death Records – counts module is now fully operation in Hawaii-IBIS! Death record data is composed of variables extracted from death certificates based on deaths that occur in the State of Hawaii as captured by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). The Death Records module contains data from 2000-2018 and allows […]Read more >
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The Hawaii Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness just released the results of the Hawaii Point in Time (PIT) Counts for 2020. PIT is an annual street and shelter count that determines the number of people experiencing homelessness in Hawaii on a single night in January each year. It is an important source of data on homelessness that is […]Read more >