Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health

Informatics LiveStories

Welcome to our LiveStories page featuring stories about public health in Kansas. LiveStories is a new feature, KDHE implemented to help us tell our stories to the public. The below pages feature interactive data graphs, charts, and narratives. Bookmark this page as we will be adding new LiveStories in the future. If you have ideas for a public health LiveStory, please email us at KDHE.healthstatistics@ks.gov.

To learn more, click on the LiveStory of interest:

  • Hypothermia-Related Deaths in Kansas, 2012-2016
    Hypothermia is a very common cold related health problem. This surveillance report shares with you the number of hypothermia-related deaths during a five-year time period, to highlight the fact that cold can kill. The number of annual cases varied slightly within a range of 6 to 10 cases per year.
  • Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Happens to Frequently in Kansas
    Each year a little over 220 Kansas babies do not live until their first birthday. Nationally, that figure is about 24,500 babies dying before their first birthday. Of those infant deaths to Kansas babies, Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) occurs to over 40 babies a year.
  • Occupational Exposure to Pesticides in Kansas
    In Kansas, about 17% of the labor force, or just over one in six jobs, is employed by agriculture. It is the largest industry and employer in the state. Because Kansas has a prominent agriculture workforce, it is important to understand the issues surrounding occupational pesticide exposure among agricultural workers.