The Environmental Public Health Data Portal is a source for many kinds of environmental and public health data. Most of the data on the portal are presented as Nationally Consistent Data Measures (NCDMs), used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to compare data between other states in the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The data presented here that do not have a defined NCDM use state program definitions. MORE
Use the dynamic selection box to select the data you would like to view. Data are categorized into content areas such as cancer or birth defects. There are several indicators within each content area. Content indicators break down the data further, such as for specific types of cancer. Measures are chosen to reflect whether you are interested in such as rates, numbers, or percentages. Each indicator will have different measures.
If additional categories of data are available, they will show up in the 'Categories' box at the bottom left side of the portal. If you do not choose a category option, the rates, counts, or percentages will be averaged across all categories. Categories vary with each data set.
To change content areas, indicators, or measures, you must click the 'Explore Data' button and return to the dynamic selection box.
To learn more detailed information about each of the environmental public health data indicators, visit CDC's webpage: Indicators and Data.
The state map panel displays data values for the entire state of Rhode Island.
The county map panel displays data values only when they are available by county. If county data is not available, the map will be colored black and 'Data not available' will be listed in each of the five county value areas.
The table panel shows a table of the data. The data can be sorted by clicking on the column heading. Scrolling across the table panel will display each of the data columns available for the selected content area, indicator, and measure.
The chart panel displays the data as a bar graph by year(s) and category selected. If you do not choose a year or category, the rates, counts, or percentages will be averaged across all categories. Categories vary with each data set.
The chart panel does not display suppressed data. RIDOH suppresses certain data in alignment with its small numbers policy.