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  • 1. EpiQuery New York City’s Interactive Health Data System https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/epiquery/EpiQuery/ Mark Aaron Polger, January 25, 2011 Library Faculty Professional Development Day
  • 2. EpiQuery
    • Provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    • Answer health-related questions about your neighbourhood, borough, and New York City
    • Provides data sources from 2000-present
    • Users can run basic cross tabulations
    • Provides access to birth and death rates, obesity, smoking rates, nutrition, communicable diseases, and NYC population data
  • 3. EpiQuery
    • User-friendly data analysis tool
      • 9 data sources:
        • Community Health Survey (CHS)
        • Communicable Disease Surveillance System (CDSS)
        • NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYCHANES)
        • Youth Risk Behavior Survey
        • Vital Statistics Birth Data
        • Vital Statistics Death/Mortality Data
        • Vital Statistics Death/Mortality Trend Data
        • World Trade Centre Health Registry Baseline Survey
        • Environmental EpiQuery
  • 4. EpiQuery
  • 5. EpiQuery
  • 6. EpiQuery
    • Data is age adjusted
      • Age adjustment relates to standardizing the data to 2000 U.S. Standard Population.  Many health outcomes / behaviours relate to age. Age adjustment compares attributes of groups whose age distributions may be different.
      • Example: smoking rates in men and women. Since the women sampled in the CHS were older, age adjustment must be taken into account
  • 7. EpiQuery
  • 8. EpiQuery
    • Cross tabulate data: link two different survey questions together.
    • How old were you when you first started smoking cigarettes regularly?
    • In the past year, how often did you ride a bicycle in one of the five boroughs of
    • New York City?
  • 9. EpiQuery
  • 10. EpiQuery
    • Questions?