Health Equity Indicators
  • GRAAHI's indicators are grouped into three categories—health outcomes, health behaviors and social determinants of health.
  • Indicators were selected based on research and expert advice.
  • The indicators' definitions are provided below.
  • The social determinants of health category is grouped into five areas—economic, health care, home, physical environment, and social environment.
Health Equity Indicator: Health Outcomes
  • Arthritis

    Percentage of adults who have been told by their doctor that they have arthritis.
  • Asthma

    Percentage of adults who have ever been told that they have asthma.
  • Breast Cancer Deaths

    Rate of women per 100,000 who died of breast cancer.
  • Child Mortality

    The rate of deaths among children under age 18 per 100,000.
  • Chlamydia

    Rate of people per 100,000 who tested positive for chlamydia.
  • Depression

    Percentage of people who were ever told that they have any form of depression.
  • Diabetes

    Percentage of people who ever been told by a doctor that they have diabetes.
  • Disability

    Adults who are limited in any activities because of physical, mental or emotional problems.
  • Heart Disease Deaths

    Rate of people per 100,000 who died of heart disease.
  • High Blood Pressure

    Adults who have ever been told by their doctor that they have high blood pressure.
  • High Cholesterol

    Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked, and were told by their doctor that it was high.
  • HIV/AIDS

    Rate of people per 100,000 who ever tested positive for HIV.
  • Infant Mortality

    Rate of live births per 1,000 who died before they turned one year old.
  • Injury Mortality

    Rate of people per 100,000 who died from intentional and unintentional injuries. Deaths included are those with an underlying cause of injury (ICD-10 codes *U01-*U03, V01-Y36, Y85-Y87, Y89).
  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Percentage of children 0-72 months old (or birth to 5yrs old) with a blood lead level > 5μg/dL.
  • Low Birthweight Babies

    Percentage of live birth babies who weigh less than 2,500 grams (or 5.5 pounds).
  • Lung Cancer Deaths

    Rate of people per 100,000 who died of lung cancer.
  • Obesity

    Percentage of people who were classified as having a Body Mass Index between 30 and 99.8.
  • Overweight

    Percentage of people who were classified as having a Body Mass Index between 25 and 29.9.
  • Poor Mental Health Days

    It is the average number of mentally unhealthy days reported in past 30 days (age-adjusted).
  • Prostate Cancer Deaths

    Rate of men per 100,000 who died of prostate cancer.
  • Stroke Deaths

    Rate of people per 100,000 who died of a stroke.
  • Teenage Pregnancy

    Rate of women (aged 15-19) per 1,000 who had a live birth, abortion or estimated miscarriage.