Local and State Health Data

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The best approaches to addressing the specific health needs of the community or service area are based on population health data. The following references may help locate data for evaluating specific community needs.

The Kansas Information for Communities (KIC) system gives users the chance to prepare their own queries for vital event and other health care data. KIC programs allow you to generate your own table for specific characteristics, year of occurrence, age, race, sex, and county.

Data sets that can be queried are:

Kansas Population Estimates,
Hospital Discharges by Diagnosis,
Hospital Discharges by Procedure,
Cancer Incidence.

Kansas Quick Census: Select cities or counties


Community Health Status Indicators The goal of CHSI is to provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health. The CHSI report contains over 200 measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties. The data used to construct the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) were obtained from a variety of federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Census Bureau, and Department of Labor. The data reported are publicly available data.


Data for Cities in Kansas


Additional city information


Links to Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics (KDHE)


Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics than the most recent decennial census for states, counties, and school districts. The objective of this program is to provide updated estimates of income and poverty statistics for administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. Next release is planned for December 2006.

Race and Hispanic Ethnicity by County


The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Coordinated and partially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the BRFSS is the largest continuously conducted telephone survey in the world. It is conducted in every state. The first BRFSS survey in Kansas was conducted as a point-in-time survey in 1990, and Kansas has conducted the BRFSS survey annually since 1992. View topics by subject or by individual year at: http://www.kdheks.gov/brfss/index.html

Maternal and Child Health State Needs Assessment

Pdf version,

Kids Count Data Center:

Kansas data and factsheet |

County Level data


Health Insurance Coverage Status Tables (U.S. Census Bureau)


Number Uninsured by County (2000)


Healthy Kansans 2010 - Leading Health Indicators


Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts


Kansas Rural Health Works County Impact Reports: Economic analysis of the local health care system for every rural county in the state (2009).

Kansas Center for Community Economic Development (KCCED) summary report containing population, socio-economic, and employment data for each Kansas county.

Kansas Health Institute
“Racial and Ethnic Minority Health Disparities in Kansas: A Data and Chart book

KU Institute for Policy & Social Research: Economic Summary Data by County
| Demographic Summary Data by County

Census 2000 Data
Migration Profile (PDF -or- HTML)
Summary File 4 Profile
Summary File 3 Profile
Census 2000 Profile of Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Data
2000 Single Year of Age Tables and Pyramids
Summary File 1 Profile
Population by Race (Graphs and Tables in HTML)
Intercensal Census (Estimated) Data
Population Estimates by Age, Race, Gender, and Hispanic Origin
Single Year of Age by Gender Tables
Single Year of Age by Gender Tables
Single Year of Age Tables and Pyramids
1990 Census Data
Census Tract data mapping

USA State and County Level data from Indiana Business Research Center with national ranking and peer-finding

STD Statistics


Public Health Action Plan to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in Kansas by 2010 developed by the Kansas Lead Advisory Committee

County Lead Program Information


National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) State summary data Kansas.

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) This report provides national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. civilian non institutionalized population of adults.

Reports from the 2004 National Health Interview Survey


National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provides selected key findings from 2004 mortality data for the United States. Deaths and death rates, leading causes of death 

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2004 Summary. Ambulatory care visits made to physician offices in the United States with selected characteristics of the physician’s practice, patients, and visits.