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Basic Health Indicators

Core Health Data background information

In 1997, PAHO's XL Directing Countil adopted Resolution CD40.R10 on the collection and use of core health data. This and other reference documents on the Core Data Initiative include:

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:43
 

Table Generator

PAHO Basic Indicator Data Base - data updated in December  2011

The online table generator is a multidimensional query tool that offers a collection of 114 indicators for 48 countries and territories of the Americas from 1995 to 2011, organized by the domains:

  • demography
  • socioeconomic
  • mortality by cause indicators
  • morbidity and risk factors
  • access, resources and health services coverage.

Browser of Basic Health indicators is an inteactive tool that allow to look at the complete set of indicators using a crosstab, having countries by rows and indicators by columns. The user can select domains and years to display indicator values. 

Browser of basic health Indicators as time series  is an interactive data table that allow to explore a set of indicators in a time series format. It allows users to select indicators, countries and years. All display data can be downloaded using the Export tool. It is useful for those interested in download a set of core health indicators for further analyses.  

For definitions of the indicators please visit the online glossary on basic health indicators.

 

Regional Core Health Data Initiative

The Regional Core Health Data and Country Profiles Initiative was launched by PAHO in 1995 to monitor the attainment of health goals and their compliance with the mandates of PAHO Member States. This information platform on the health situation and trends of the countries of the Americas is a collective effort of PAHO and its Member States through country offices, technical departments, and units. It is coordinated by the Health Information and Analysis Unit.

Click here for official documents and resolutions.

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The PAHO basic indicators database is accessed via the online table generator, a multidimensional query tool that offers a collection of more than 100 indicators for 48 countries and territories of the Americas, from 1995 to 2013.

The dimensions include:

For definitions of the indicators please visit the online glossary.

 

Every year, 114 indicators of the basic indicators database are updated and a selection is published in the leaflet ‘Health Situation in the Americas. Basic Indicators’. The first edition was published in 1995.


Health Situation in The Americas: Basic Health Indicators 2013

The 2013 edition of Basic Indicators highlights mortality amenable to health care in the Americas. This health measure contributes to the growing evidence of health attainment associated with health system performance. From the set of deaths that occurred prematurely and may have been avoided through preventive, ambulatory, and hospitalization services or other health care actions, “mortality amenable to health care” refers to causes of death that should not have occurred in the presence of timely and effective health care services, such as screenings for early disease detection and delivery of effective treatment.

For the list of cause of mortality amenable to health care used in this analysis, click here.


2013 - See annex | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 20042002

 

The country profiles are analytical reports on the health situation in the country. These reports include data and analysis on political, economic and social issues, health problems, and the organization of health services including health resources.

The profiles listed below are country chapters from the 2012 edition of PAHO's publication "Health in the Americas" and can be downloaded here in pdf format.

NORTH AMERICA

  Bermuda
Canada
United States of America

LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

  Brazil
Mexico

Central American Isthmus

  Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
  Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Latin Caribbean

  Cuba
Dominican Republic
French Guiana
  Guadeloupe
Haiti
Martinique
Puerto Rico

Andean Area

  Bolivia
Colombia 
Ecuador
  Peru
Venezuela

SOUTHERN CONE

  Argentina
Chile
Paraguay
  Uruguay

NON-LATIN CARIBBEAN

  Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
  Bahamas
Barbados
Cayman Islands
  Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
  Jamaica
Montserrat
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Netherlands Antilles
Suriname
  Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands (UK)

 

Several countries in the Americas are publishing their annual basic health indicators to assess national and subnational health situation trends over time, to identify target populations for better resource allocation and interventions, and for monitoring and evaluation of national and international health targets and impact evaluations. 

The following data is available online as of December 2013.

 

  ARGENTINA

Indicadores básicos de salud de Argentina 2012
Indicadores Básicos de años anteriores (2012 – 2006)

  BELIZE

Belize Basic Indicators 2010 or pdf

  BOLIVIA

Índice de Salud Municipal 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2000
Atlas de salud Bolivia 2005
SNS Indicadores Básicos

  BRAZIL

Indicadores de datos básicos 2011
Cuadernos de información de salud
RIPSA (Red Interagencial de Información para la Salud)

  COLOMBIA

Indicadores básicos de Colombia (2011-2003)
Indicadores por departamentos y municipos

  COSTA RICA

Indicadores de Género y Salud 2010
Indicadores de salud de la Región Huetar Norte – Indicadores Básicos 2011 pdf
Indicadores básicos (del 2005 al 2011)

  CUBA

Indicadores Básicos de Salud de Cuba 2011 pdf
Indicadores básicos de Cuba (del 1996 al 2012)

  CHILE

Indicadores básicos de salud CHILE. Año 2012
Folleto de datos básicos 2009-2011

  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Indicadores Básicos 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2003, 2002, 1999

  ECUADOR

Indicadores básicos de salud 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006

  EL SALVADOR

Indicadores básicos de salud

  FRENCH GUYANA

Institut nacional de la statistique et des etudes économiques (INSEE)

  GUADELOUPE

Institut nacional de la statistique et des etudes économiques (INSEE)

  GUATEMALA

Datos de salud por ano (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

  MARTINIQUE

Institut nacional de la statistique et des etudes économiques (INSEE)

  MEXICO

Indicadores básicos 2000-2010

  NICARAGUA

Indicadores Básicos de Salud Nicaragua 2007
Indicadores Básicos 2005 al 2008

  PANAMA

Indicadores de Salud 2011

  PARAGUAY

Indicadores básicos de 1998 al 2013

  PERU

Indicadores Básicos 2012

  PUERTO RICO

Compendio de estadísticas: salud en Puerto Rico 2009
Bases de datos
Indicadores Básicos Puerto Rico 2000

  URUGUAY

Indicadores Básicos de Salud Uruguay 2011

  USA

Health Indicators Warehouse

  VENEZUELA

Datos e información en epidemiología

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