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State of Alaska

AK-IBIS Query System Contents and Usage

The AK-IBIS Query System provides a simple-to-use interface that allows a user to step through data selection options and perform custom queries of Alaska's public health databases.

What is a custom query?

A custom query is an interface (set of pages) where the user can select a dataset (birth) and a measure (count) and then limit the results to a year, age group, public health region, etc. to obtain specific data. Available datasets are listed below as well as on the left navigation buttons. Measures can include rates, counts, survey topics, top 10 lists, averages, etc. The limiting selections depend on the dataset. For example, mortality data can be limited by year, cause of death, age, gender, and geography (boroughs/census areas, public health region, tribal health regions).

Basic steps to follow:

  1. Select the dataset from one of the two Health Surveys listed in the drop-down menu in DATASET QUERIES on the top menu bar in the upper right of the screen.
  2. Select a measure. Click on one of the blue bars to see a list of measures. The most commonly used measures are listed under the "Quick Selection" bar. Use the "Advanced Selection" bar to find measures for race/ethnicity, maps, etc. For datasets that also have injury measures click on the "Injury Selection" bar or choose "Injury" from the left navigation buttons.
  3. Build your query. After selecting a measure you will see a page with a series of numbered steps (blue bars). Click on a step bar to expand the step. Make selections to build your query.
  4. View and/or modify your results. From the results page you can select/change a chart, export to Excel, use the Query Definition button to modify your query selections, or start a new query. For more information about these features and step-by-step examples see the AK-IBIS Query System Tutorials page.

See the Query Help page or the Query Tips page for more query system information.

Datasets currently included (or under consideration):


Data uses:

The information is intended to support evidenced-based decision making in Alaska to plan and improve service delivery, evaluate health care systems, and inform policy decisions. Acceptable uses of the data are listed in the Data Use Agreement. For a list of other possible uses see the Indicator Profiles Contents and Usage page.

Data Stewards:

Data Stewards are those individuals responsible for the various datasets available in the AK-IBIS Custom Queries.

Help!:

Please call David Howell at 907.465.8234 or David.Howell@Alaska.gov with your query needs.

 
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, 17 August 2018 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: Tue, 29 May 2018 09:33:31 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, 17 August 2018 10:50:06 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: Tue, 29 May 2018 09:33:31 AKDT