Health status indicators for the year 2000: Projections for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

C. A. Carson, S. L. Zucconi

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Abstract

A consensus set of health status indicators was released in July 1991 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use by public health officials at the Federal, State, and local levels in identifying and monitoring issues of public health importance. These health status indicators have been projected for the Year 2000 in Allegheny County, PA, with linear regression analyses of historical data. Indications are that mortality rates for black infants, breast cancer mortality, suicide, lung cancer mortality, incidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and the number of measles cases likely will not meet the year 2000 targets in Allegheny County. These data will prove useful in monitoring progress towards the year 2000 objectives and provide comparative data for other geographic areas of the United States with similar demographic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-715
Number of pages5
JournalPublic health reports
Volume108
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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