Data Dictionary

2013 CHNA Secondary Data Analysis Methodology (click to download)

Age Adjusted Mortality: The number of deaths per 10,000 people adjusted to match a standard age profile.

Community Health Vulnerability Index (CHVI): a community health-planning tool that identifies communities across a large area more vulnerable to poorer health outcomes. The index combines many of the social determinants of health, such as income level, insurances status, race & ethnicity, education, and housing, and identifies specific ZIP Codes across the region where poorer health outcomes are more likely to be found. The specific variables included in the index are as follows. Each variable is identified for each ZIP Code included in the map:

Limited English: Percentage of population over age 5 that speaks English poorly or not at all
Minority: Percentage of population that is minority (including Hispanic ethnicity)
No high school diploma: Percentage of population over 25 without a high school diploma
Poverty 65+: Percentage of households below poverty line, with the head of household age 65 or older
Poverty children: Percentage of families with children under 18 below poverty line 
Poverty single w/ kids: Percentage of single female-headed families with children under 18 below poverty line
Renting: Percentage of households renting their home
Unemployed: Percentage of population in the labor force, ages 16 or more, without employment
Uninsured: Percentage of population without health insurance

Emergency Department (ED) Visits: Number of Emergency Department (ED) discharges; reported as a rate per 10,000 by primary or secondary diagnosis.

Fact Sheet: The printable one-page sheet that appears upon clicking on a zip code within the zip map.

Hospitalizations: Number of admittances into a hospital; reported as a rate per 10,000 by primary or secondary diagnosis.

Infant Mortality Rate: The number of deaths under 1 year of age divided by the total number of births; reported as cases per 10,000 births.

Life Expectancy: The number of years a person within a give population is expected to live at a given age; reported on this website as the age a person is expected to live from birth within a specific zip code.

Low Birth Weight: The total number of births with baby weight below 1500 grams divided by the total number of live births; reported as the number of cases per 10,000 births.

Mortality: The number of deaths in a given population; reported as a rate per 10,000 by disease.