Check out the latest data on the health of Hawaii’s adult residents! BRFSS collects information on a wide range of health issues, from mental health to physical activity. It is a critical survey for monitoring the health of our state.
This year, HHDW has added reports looking at a variety of health issues among people with arthritis, diabetes, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here are some of the findings….
Among adults with arthritis, 8.1% also have heart disease. This is more than twice the rate in the general population. The medical community believes this is a result of increased inflammation in persons with arthritis. The same lifestyle factors increase the risk of heart disease among people with and without arthritis: smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inactivity, and obesity.
Although the reasons behind the relationship remain unclear, adults with diabetes are 40% more likely to suffer from depression than the general population. Screening for depression is an important part of managing diabetes.
Though it’s known that smoking can cause COPD, it appears that a COPD diagnosis does not always encourage smokers to quit. Adults aged 45+ years with COPD are still 2.5 times more likely to be current smokers than their counterparts in the general population. Resources for smoking cessation assistance should be provided as part of the management of COPD. (more…)
We recently added a new tracker to Hawaii Health Matters that follows the priority health measures identified in the 2014-2020 Hawaii Coordinated Chronic Disease Framework. This framework was developed by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division as a guide for coordinating multiple programs within the Division. It strives to focus resources by working on common areas of chronic disease prevention and control. (more…)
The wait is over! HHDW unveiled its new, improved website, including an excellent data query tool that puts the power in the user’s hands. The traditional HHDW reports are still available for all six data sources and the searching capacity remains unchanged. Users can find detailed data on over 600 different health measures by searching by category, data source, or Healthy People 2020 topic area. The Leading Health Indicator reports by county and by race/ethnicity are also still present.
However, the addition of Hawaii-IBIS (Indicator Based Information System) gives users the ability to perform real-time data queries using parameters they set. (more…)
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There are more than 600 reports available on this website.Read more >
The Hawaii Health Data Warehouse routinely publishes reports from several data sources, including Vital Statistics and several surveillance programs. Before the reports are posted, the data providers are required to validate the reports. Validating the reports involves getting approval for the differences in numbers and formatting preferences between the data providers and HHDW reports. Differences in numbers could result from the dates of data retrieval or reporting dates, statistical tools used, and rounding or comparison methodologies.Read more >
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) exists to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii.Read more >
The reports in this section are organized by category of subject areas like chronic diseases, healthy lifestyles, substance abuse, and tobacco use. Each category is further subcategorized by health conditions or risk behaviors.Read more >