Indian Health Service

12/31/1969

TITLE: American Indian and Alaska Native Linked Birth/Infant Death Record Database

ACRONYM: AIAN-LBID

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Indian Health Service, Office of Public Health, Office of Program Support, Division of Program Statistics

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to provide a data source for the analysis of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) infant deaths. The database includes all death records matched by NCHS with birth records in which the subject individual was classified as AI/AN (on either the birth record or the matched death record) for persons residing within the United States. Through performing a match between birth and infant death records, a more complete count of AI/AN infant deaths can be obtained (since it is believed that race is more accurately reported on State birth certificate records then on State death certificate records for infant deaths). The Indian Health Service (IHS) obtains the files from NCHS and adds IHS administrative geographic codes to each record (IHS area and IHS service unit geographic codes. The linked birth/infant death matched record data available is by State and county of residence. Data variables include the same as those on the national linked birth/infant death matched record files available from NCHS. Excluding data years 1992 to 1994, the linked data are available from 1983 through 1999. NCHS did not prepare linked birth/infant death matched record files for data years 1992 to 1994. Files are available within 3 to 4 months after receipt from NCHS.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This periodic (annual) data collection is active. Data are obtained from NCHS.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Data are available through computer generated tabulations and specially produced computer files. Requests for access to the database are handled on a request-by-request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions set by NCHS. These files may be accessed following the completion of the confidentiality agreement by the requestor to NCHS. Once approval is received by IHS from NCHS access to the linked birth/infant death matched record database is granted.

IHS has a Home Page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g. Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from various IHS databases and are available on the Program Statistics Web Site.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/IHS_Stats/

CONTACT PERSON: JoAnn Pappalardo
Demographic Statistics Team
Division of Program Statistics
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-1180
Fax: 301-443-4087/1522
jpappala@hqe.ihs.gov

 


TITLE: American Indian and Alaska Native Mortality Database

ACRONYM: AIAN-MORT

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Indian Health Service, Office of Public Health, Office of Program Support, Division of Program Statistics

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this database is to provide a data source for the analysis of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) deaths. The database includes all death records for AI/AN (as coded on the death certificate) residing in the United States. Data are available for years 1972 to 1999. These are death records (one record per decedent) submitted by the States to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The Indian Health Service (IHS) obtains the files from NCHS and adds IHS administrative geographic codes to each record (IHS area and IHS service unit geographic codes). IHS determined there is misreporting of AI/AN race. Adjustments for misreporting were calculated based on a study utilizing the National Death Index (NDI) maintained by NCHS. The adjustments were applied to the results obtained from using the unadjusted death file. Both unadjusted and adjusted data are available on the database. The mortality data available is by State and county of residence. Data variables include the same as those on the national mortality files available from NCHS. Files are available within 3 to 4 months after receipt from NCHS.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This periodic (annual) data collection is active. Data are obtained from NCHS.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Data are available through computer generated tabulations and specifically produced computer files. Requests for access to the database are handled on a request-by-request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions set by NCHS. These files may be accessed following the completion of the confidentiality agreement by the requestor to NCHS. Once approval is received by IHS from NCHS access to the mortality database is granted.

IHS has a Home Page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from various IHS databases and are available on the Program Statistics Web Site.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/IHS_Stats/

CONTACT PERSON: JoAnn Pappalardo
Demographic Statistics Team
Division of Program Statistics
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-1180
Fax: 301-443-4087/1522
jpappala@hqe.ihs.gov

 


TITLE: American Indian and Alaska Native Natality Database

ACRONYM: AIAN-NATAL

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Indian Health Service, Office of Public Health, Office of Program Support, Division of Program Statistics

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this database is to provide a data source for the analysis of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) births. The database includes all birth records for AI/AN (i.e. whether the mother or father are recorded as AI/AN on the birth certificate) residing in the United States. Data are available for years 1972 to 1999. These are birth records (one record per birth) submitted by the States to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The Indian Health Service (IHS) obtains the files from NCHS and adds IHS administrative geographic codes to each record (IHS area and IHS service unit geographic codes). The natality data available is by State and county of residence. Data variables include the same as those on the national natality files available from NCHS. Files are available within 3 to 4 months after receipt from NCHS.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This periodic (annual) data collection is active. Data are obtained from NCHS.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Data are available through computer generated tabulations and specifically produced computer files. Requests for access to the database are handled on a request-by-request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions set by NCHS. These files may be accessed following the completion of the Confidentiality agreement by the requestor to NCHS. Once approval is received by IHS from NCHS access to the natality database is granted.

IHS has a Home Page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from various IHS databases and are available on the Program Statistics Web Site.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/IHS_Stats/

CONTACT PERSON: JoAnn Pappalardo
Demographic Statistics Team
Division of Program Statistics
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-1180
Fax: 301-443-4087/1522
jpappala@hqe.ihs.gov

 


TITLE: Indian Health Service Ambulatory Patient Care System

ACROYNYM: IHS-APCS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Division of Program Statistics, Office of Public Health, Indian Health Service

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to collect diagnostic data on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) receiving ambulatory medical care provided/funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). All AI/AN who make an ambulatory visit to IHS and tribal direct and contract facilities have medical abstract records completed regarding their visit. Individual records are maintained for each visit with demographic and diagnostic information. This IHS system was first developed in the early 1970s and has undergone major improvements since then. Patient records are available for FY 1974 to the present. The data can be analyzed to the community of residence or facility level and by any age group. The IHS Ambulatory Patient Care System data are current stored in a relational database on a UNIX server located in Albuquerque, NM. New database technologies have made it possible to access and query the data at any time from the data repository site.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This continuous data collection is active.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Requests for access to the data are handled on a request-by-request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions. The requestor is required to sign an agreement regarding the use of the data and publication of results.

IHS has a home page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from the various IHS databases.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/IHS_Stats/index.asp

CONTACT PERSON: Karen Carver, Ph.D.
Senior Statistician, Patient Care Statistics Team
Division of Program Statistics
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-1180/fax (301) 443-1522
E-mail: kcarver@HQE.ihs.gov

 


TITLE: Indian Health Service Dental Services Reporting System

ACRONYM: IHS-DSRS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Division of Clinical and Preventive Services, Office of Public Health, Indian Health Service

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to collect dental services information on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) receiving dental care provided/funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). All AI/AN who have a dental care visit to IHS and tribal direct and contract facilities have dental abstract records completed regarding their visit. Individual

records are maintained for each visit with demographic, diagnostic, and treatment information in an IHS central computer database. Patient records are available for the latest five years. The data collection system was started in 1971 and annual reports are maintained by the IHS Dental Program. The data are analyzed by local service area and by age group starting at 0-4 years and going to 75+ years. The annual data analysis is available within three months of the close of the fiscal year. The data can be analyzed to the community of residence or facility level and by any age group.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This continuous data collection is active.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Reports based on the data are published annually. Requests for access to the data are handled on a request by request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions. The requestor is required to sign an agreement regarding the use of the data and publication of results.

IHS has a home page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from the various IHS databases.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov

CONTACT PERSON: Chris Halliday, DDS, MPH
Acting Director, Division of Oral Health
Division of Clinical and Preventive Services
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-1106/fax (301) 595-1066
chalida@hqe.ihs.gov

 


TITLE: Indian Health Service Inpatient Care System

ACROYNYM: IHS-ICS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Division of Program Statistics, Office of Public Health, Indian Health Service

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to collect diagnostic data on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) receiving inpatient care provided/funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). All AI/AN discharged from IHS and tribal direct and contract facilities have medical abstract records completed during their stay. Individual records are maintained for each discharge with demographic and diagnostic information. This IHS system was first developed in the early 1970s and has undergone major improvements since then. Patient records are available for FY 1980 to the present. The data can be analyzed to the community of residence or facility level and by any age group. The IHS Inpatient Care System data are current stored in a relational database on a UNIX server located in Albuquerque, NM. New database technologies have made it possible to access and query the data at any time from the data repository site.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This continuous data collection is active.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Requests for access to the data are handled on a request-by-request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions. The requestor is required to sign an agreement regarding the use of the data and publication of results.

IHS has a home page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from the various IHS databases.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/IHS_Stats/index.asp

CONTACT PERSON: Karen Carver, Ph.D.
Senior Statistician, Patient Care Statistics Team
Division of Program Statistics
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
601 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-1180/fax (301) 443-1522
kcarver@HQE.ihs.gov

 


TITLE: Indian Health Service Patient Registration System

ACRONYM: IHS-PTREG

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Office of Executive Management, Office of Public Health, Indian Health Service

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to collect demographic data on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIs/ANs) receiving health care provided/funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). This is an active continuous data collection system. It is used for program planning and management. All AIs/ANs who access the IHS system are registered at the facility when they present themselves for service. A patient's record is updated when he/she reports changes, and patient records are periodically purged because of death or long periods of inactivity. Individual records are maintained for each patient with demographic and third-party eligibility information in an IHS central computer database. This IHS-developed system was first implemented in FY 1984; however, the database contains only the latest data for each registrant and only current registrants. The data can be analyzed to the community of residence or facility level and by any age group. The data file for a fiscal year is available within three months of the close of the fiscal year.

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only. The Patient Registration System uses the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) list of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, which is published in the Federal Register, as categories of subpopulations of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

STATUS: This continuous data collection is active.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Requests for access to the data are handled on a request by request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions. The requestor is required to sign an agreement regarding the use of the data and publication of results.

IHS has a Home Page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from the various IHS databases. .

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov

CONTACT PERSON: Balerma Burgess
Program Analyst
Office of Exective Management
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
Room 345
801 Thompson Ave
Rockville, MD 20851
(301) 443-1016/fax (301) 443-0718
bburgess@hqe.ihs.gov

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes Used in IHS Patient Registration System

 


TITLE: Indian Health Service Population Estimates and Projections

ACRONYM: IHS-PEP

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Indian Health Service, Office of Public Health, Office of Program Support, Division of Program Statistics

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to estimate and project counts of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population eligible for Indian Health Service (IHS) services. Census enumeration counts for AI/AN by county are adjusted by AI/AN births and deaths to calculate (10 year linear regression) the natural change in projecting AI/AN counts beyond the last census (1990) through 2015. AI/AN counts between census years are calculated by smoothing the county-specific counts between the two latest census enumerations (1980 and 1990). Currently AI/AN counts are available for 1970-2015. From 1970 to 1979, the counts are available only for the counties that make-up the IHS service area (i.e., "on or near" Federal Indian reservations). From 1980 on, counts are available for all U.S. counties. Estimates are available by age, gender, IHS Area, IHS service unit, State, and county geographic codes. Census enumeration counts are obtained from the Bureau of the Census. Birth and death records are obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

RACE AND ETHNICITY: American Indian and Alaska Native records only.

STATUS: This periodic (annual) data collection is active. Estimates/projections are updated annually after receipt of birth and death files from NCHS.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Data are available through computer generated tabulations and specifically produced computer files. Requests for access to the database are handled on a request-by-request basis. Currently PDF files are available for the most recent projection tabulations.

IHS has a Home Page which includes IHS statistical publications (e.g., Trends in Indian Health and Regional Differences in Indian Health). These publications contain summary information from various IHS databases and are available on the Program Statistics Web Site.

WEB SITE: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/IHS_Stats/

CONTACT PERSON: JoAnn Pappalardo
Demographic Statistics Team
Division of Program Statistics
Office of Public Health
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-1180
Fax: 301-443-4087/1522
jpappala@hqe.ihs.gov