Northfield and county-level data on health can be found from a wide-range of sources including state and nationwide databases. Data is available on the tracking of diseases and other health problems as well as about hospital use and health care costs.
The following sites will be helpful in your exploration of local health statistics:
Minnesota Department of Health: Health Data and Statistics
They also provide statistics on cancer, STI, heart disease, immunization reports (see their index at http://www.health.state.mn.us/stats.html).
For a further list of health statistics available click here.
Economics of Health Care
The Health Care Cost Information System provides access to Standard Hospital Reports, which include admissions, patient days and costs for local hospitals as well as Hospital Data, which includes all data submitted by hospitals to the HCCIS. The Health Economics Program provides access to data such as community health benefit of hospitals and hospital patient origin.
For a further list of data available related to the economics of health care, click here.
Child and Adolescent Health
Information on various aspects of child and adolescent health is available from the Minnesota Department of Administration through its Children’s Report Card: Well Being, which includes data on abuse rates, infant mortality rates, low birth weight, substance use among teenagers, and mental health among children and adolescents.
Additional information is available from the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting. They provide adolescent sexual health reports by county and teen pregnancy and birth rates.