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Statistics related to public health in Chicago are available from the City of Chicago’s Open Data Portal. Click on a topic below to view the dataset.  The data is provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health's Epidemiology & Public Health Informatics Program.

Births

Births and Birth Rate

This dataset contains the annual number of births and crude birth rate (births per 1,000 residents) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2009.

Fertility Rate

This dataset contains the annual general fertility rate (births per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2009.

Low Birth Weight

This dataset contains the annual number of low birth weight births and the percent of total births these low birth weight births represent, with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2009.

Prenatal Care

This dataset contains the annual number and percent of live births by the trimester in which the mother began prenatal care, with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2009.

Pre-term Births

This dataset contains the annual number of preterm births and the percent of total births these preterm births represent, with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2009.

Teen Births

This dataset contains the annual number of births to mothers aged 15-19 years old and annual birth rate (births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2009.

Deaths

Mortality

This dataset contains the cumulative number of deaths, average number of deaths annually, average annual crude and adjusted death rates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, and average annual years of potential life lost per 100,000 residents aged 75 and younger due to selected causes of death, by Chicago community area, for the years 2005 – 2009. A ranking for each measure is also provided, with the highest value indicated with a ranking of 1.

Infant Mortality

This dataset contains the annual number of infant deaths annually, cumulative number of infant deaths, and average annual infant mortality rate with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 2005 – 2009.

Environmental Health

Lead

This dataset contains the annual number and estimated rate per 1,000 children aged 0-6 years receiving a blood lead level test, and the annual number and estimated percentage of those tested found to have an elevated blood lead level, with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 1999 – 2011.

Infectious disease

Tuberculosis

The annual number of new cases of tuberculosis and average annual tuberculosis incidence rate (new cases per 100,000 residents) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, by Chicago community area, for the years 2007 - 2011.

Gonorrhea in females

The annual number of newly reported, laboratory-confirmed cases of gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) among females aged 15-44 years and annual gonorrhea incidence rate (cases per 100,000 females aged 15-44 years) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals by Chicago community area, for years 2000 – 2011.

Gonorrhea in males

The annual number of newly reported, laboratory-confirmed cases of gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) among males aged 15-44 years and annual gonorrhea incidence rate (cases per 100,000 males aged 15-44 years) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals by Chicago community area, for years 2000 – 2011. 

Chlamydia in females

The annual number of newly reported, laboratory-confirmed cases of chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) among females aged 15-44 years and annual chlamydia incidence rate (cases per 100,000 females aged 15-44 years) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals by Chicago community area, for years 2000 – 2011. 

Chronic disease

Diabetes

This dataset contains the annual number of hospital discharges, crude hospitalization rates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, and age-adjusted hospitalization rates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, for the years 2000 – 2011, by Chicago U.S. Postal Service ZIP code or ZIP code aggregate.

Asthma

This dataset contains the annual number of hospital discharges, crude hospitalization rates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, and age-adjusted hospitalization rates (per 10,000 children and adults aged 5 to 64 years) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals, for the years 2000 – 2011, by Chicago U.S. Postal Service ZIP code or ZIP code aggregate.

Communities

Socioeconomic Indicators

This dataset contains a selection of six socioeconomic indicators of public health significance and a “hardship index,” by Chicago community area, for the years 2007 – 2011. The indicators are the percent of occupied housing units with more than one person per room (i.e., crowded housing); the percent of households living below the federal poverty level; the percent of persons in the labor force over the age of 16 years that are unemployed; the percent of persons over the age of 25 years without a high school diploma; the percent of the population under 18 or over 64 years of age (i.e., dependency); and per capita income. Indicators for Chicago as a whole are provided in the final row of the table.

Languages Spoken

This dataset contains estimates of the number of residents aged 5 years or older in Chicago who “speak English less than very well,” by the non-English language spoken at home and community area of residence, for the years 2007 – 2011.

Indicator Summary

This dataset contains a selection of 27 indicators of public health significance by Chicago community area, with the most updated information available. The indicators are rates, percents, or other measures related to natality, mortality, infectious disease, lead poisoning, and economic status.

 

Requesting Customized Analyses or Datasets

Data Resources Guide

This document provides a description of the datasets available for analysis by the Epidemiology & Public Health Informatics Program. The Data Resources Guide includes information on variables, dates and populations as well as how to submit data analysis and data set requests.

Data Analysis Request

To request a customized data analysis request, please complete and submit this form.

Sample Data Use Agreement

A data use agreement is required for certain types of datasets.

Publications

Overweight and Obesity among Chicago Public School Students, 2010-2011

Leading Causes of Death in Chicago, 2007-2009

Births in Chicago, 1999-2009

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