Data & Surveillance
What is public health surveillance?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines public health surveillance as “the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data regarding a health-related event for use in public health action to reduce morbidity and mortality and to improve health.” 5
Information from public health surveillance systems is used for activities ranging from immediate public health action, program planning and evaluation, or making decisions about where additional health research is needed.
In New Hampshire, the asthma surveillance system includes information about: the proportion of the population with asthma (prevalence), the demographic characteristics of the portion of the population with asthma and the impact of asthma on people, productivity and the health care system (the asthma burden).
Asthma Data Resources
Reports and Issue Briefs
Asthma Prevalence and Incidence in New Hampshire (February 2010)
Asthma Control, Management and Quality of Life (February 2012)
Risk Factors for Asthma and Co-Morbidities (June 2010)
Utilization of Health Care Services for Asthma in NH (November 2010)
Asthma and the Environment (August 2012)
Asthma Mortality (March 2010)
New Hampshire Asthma Data Resources
Health Data Integration Network (EHDIN) - from the New Hampshire Environmental Health Tracking Program
National Asthma Data Resources
New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of asthma in the nation. Source: CDC, BRFSS
4 NH Mortality Data, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Public Health Statistics and Informatics, Health Statistics and Data Management Section and the New Hampshire, Department of State, Division of Vital Records Administration, 2007.