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Texas

Data Sources

These data sources provide information for communities looking for more local data. These sources provide either unique, local data; more information on demographic breakdowns (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity); or data for sub-county geographic units (e.g., cities, zipcodes or school districts).

Name Description Breakdown
Texas Health Currents Report

The Health Currents System combines many sources of health related data on: health care, vital statistics, mortality, quality of life, education, income, and more.

 
Texas Health Data

Texas Health Data allows the user to customize statistical reports by querying vital records and other health related databases.

Demographic
Texas Health Facts Profiles

This site contains demography, socioeconomic, natality, communicable diseases, and mortality data for counties, MSA, HSR, and regions in Texas.

Sub-County
Texas Annual Reports - Disease Data

This site provides information on Texas infectious disease data starting with 1935.

 
Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

These data can be used to monitor the Year 2020 Objectives for smoking, overweight, high blood pressure, exercise, flu/pneumonia vaccination, cholesterol, seat belt use, fruit/vegetable consumption, and other risk factors so that intervention priorities can be created and the long-term impact of health promotion programs can be monitored. 

Demographic
Texas Cancer Registry

The Texas Cancer Registry is a statewide population-based registry that serves as the foundation for measuring the Texas cancer burden, comprehensive cancer control efforts, health disparities, progress in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, as well as supports a wide variety of cancer-related research.

Demographic
Texas Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Texas Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a federally funded classroom based paper survey conducted biennially on odd years to monitor priority health-risk behaviors that contribute substantially to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States. 

Demographic
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Texas Medicaid Enrollment Statistics includes monthly medicaid enrollment and medicaid managed care confirmed eligibles by month.

 
Indicators of Inpatient Care in Texas Hospitals

The mortality indicators report the percentage of patients who died at a hospital after undergoing a specific type of surgery.

 
Texas Education Agency

This site provides education data on: student performance, spending, implementation of legislation, and more for the school districts of Texas.

Sub-County
Demographic
Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Crime Reports compile law enforcement incident records and other non-intelligence criminal justice information into a central state repository for sharing across jurisdictional lines. 

 
Texas Department of Transportation

Summary reports of various data collected from reportable motor vehicle traffic crashes are published annually. The previous year's data is published by June of the following year.

Demographic

Community Health Improvement Resources

These resources include public health agencies (including local public health offices, state agencies, and public health institutes) and other partners in improving community health including United Ways, counties associations, hospital associations, and extension offices.