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State of Alaska

AK-IBIS Indicator Reports Introduction

Welcome to the AK-IBIS Indicator Reports page. A health indicator is a numeric measure that depicts the status of a population or a health system on a core public health construct. An indicator report, sometimes referred to as an indicator profile, provides online numerical data for a health indicator as well as its public health context, including what the current status is and what is being done to improve it.

Programs throughout the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services prepare these indicator reports to provide an overcomplete_profile of a specific public health issue in Alaska. For more detailed information about indicator reports see the Indicator Reports Contents and Usage page.

If more information is needed than what the indicator report provides, the Custom Query System is available or the program can be contacted directly using the information provided in the indicator report footer (at the bottom of the page).

Getting Started

  1. Since there will eventually be over 100 indicator reports to choose from, several indices exist to help find and select the desired profile.
    • Categorized Index - Indicators are placed in one or more of several categorization schemes, such as by program, by data source, or by focus area, etc.
    • Alphabetical Index - All available indicator reports are listed in alphabetical order by their titles.
  2. Select the indicator report
  3. complete_profile additional indicator report information by using the indicator report page's left-hand navigation menu. This menu allows complete_profileing important facts, other charts, numerical data table, related indicators, related links, and the complete profile.

News and Updates

    News

  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 101 on July 5th, 2017, with the release of Tobacco Use - Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 100 on June 21st, 2017, with the release of Sugary Drinks - Adults (18+).
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 99 on June 8th, 2017, with the release of Sugary Drinks - Adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) and Drug Use - Illicit Drugs - Adults (Ages 18+) (NSDUH).
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 97 on May 11th, 2017, with the release of Drug Use - Ecstasy - Adolescents (Grades 9-12), Drug Use - Heroin - Adolescents (Grades 9-12), Drug Use - Inhalants - Adolescents (Grades 9-12), and Drug Use - Methamphetamines - Adolescents (Grades 9-12).
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 93 on April 19, 2017, with the release of Blood Cholesterol: Doctor-diagnosed High blood Cholesterol - Adults (M 35+/F 45+), Blood Cholesterol: Screening - Adults (M 35+/F 45+), Blood Pressure: Doctor-diagnosed Hiigh Blood Pressure - Adults (18+), Blood Pressure: Screening - Adults (18+), and Drug Use - Marijuana - Adults (18+) .
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 88 on March 2, 2017, with the release of Drug Use - Cocaine - Adolescents (Grades 9-12) and Drug Use - Illicit Drugs - Adolescents (Ages 12-17) (NSDUH).
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 86 on February 14, 2017, with the release of Arthritis Prevalence - Adults (18+) and Asthma - Adults (18+) - Current Asthma.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 84 on January 30, 2017, with the release of Mental Health - Adults (18+) - Increased Confusion or Memory Loss, Very Low Birth Weight, and Years of Potential Life Lost before Age 75.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 81 on December 20, 2016, with the release of Student Weight Status Surveillance System (SWSSS) and Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS).
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 79 on October 13, 2016, with the release of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Frequent Mental Distress, and General Health.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 76 on September 21, 2016, with the release of cancer screening for cervical and colorectal cancers.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 58 on October 16th, 2015, with the release of alcohol consumption - current drinking - adolescents, drug use - marijuana - adolescents, and drug use - prescription drug abuse - adolescents.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 55 on August 7th, 2015, with the release of prediabetes prevalence, drug-induced mortality rate, firearm-related mortality rate, infant mortality, low birth rate, and preterm birth.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 49 on June 30th, 2015, with the release of gestational diabetes prevalence.
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 48 on March 24th, 2015, with the release of diabetes prevalence.
  • Evidence-based practices have been added to the Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Health Indicators. (12-31-2014)
  • Subpopulation graphs and tables by sex, age groups, race, ethnicity, education, employment, marital status, income, and poverty threshold have been added to the Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Health Indicators based upon the BRFSS. Regional results by Alaska Public Health Regions and urban relative to rural areas are also available for the BRFSS variables. (12-31-2014)
  • The number of AK-IBIS indicators increased to 47 on November 12th, 2014, with the release of 14 new reports on the leading types of cancer incidence and/or mortality.
  • Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (AK-IBIS) released on December 2nd, 2013, with 33 indicator reports.

The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Fri, 21 July 2017 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

Content updated: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:08:05 AKDT
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Fri, 21 July 2017 16:52:57 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:08:05 AKDT