Will the data be updated?
Yes, the Office on Women's Health routinely updates Quick Health Data Online as data become available.
Some variables were reported with zeros while others are blank. What is the difference?
Zero values are reflective of NO occurrences of the event in that period of time. Blanks represent unavailable data either due to suppression or because it was not reported or provided. For information on suppressions and reporting, please see.
How did you calculate rates?
Detailed information on calculations, age adjustment and other methodology is provided in the onlinedocumentation. The most commonly presented rates are calculated as follows:
Do you have a list of all the variables in the system?
A complete variable list is provided in the online Sources documentation. It can be accessed from the left navigation bar by clicking on the link titledand then using the link to "information on all sources in the system." Click on the "Complete Variable List" in the Sources documentation Table of Contents to see variables arranged by Group and Sub-Group. Source documentation may also be reached .
How can I see more information about the variables in the system?
At any point in the selection process, a more detailed description of an element can be obtained by
highlighting the variable of interest and clicking on the blue "Details" button to the right of the
selection window. Once the "Details" button is clicked,
a fuller description of the element appears in your browser window, as shown below.
More detailed information regarding the source of a data variable and explanatory information may also be obtained by clicking on the "Sources" button to the left of the "Details" button. Complete Sources documentation can also be accessed from the left navigation bar by clicking on the link titledand then using the link to "information on all sources in the system." Or go there .
How do I use the Advanced Search feature?
Advanced Search allows users to filter variable lists by gender, race/ethnicity, and year. Users
may also enter keywords to filter data. Once a user has selected the category and sub-category of data, click
on the box next to "Advanced Search." When this box is selected, the Advanced Search field will expand and users can
use drop down boxes to filter sex, race/ethnicity and year, as shown below.
Users may also choose to enter a keyword to limit the number of variables listed. Users should enter their text into the Keyword box then click on the green search button. Please note that the keyword filter is very sensitive. In addition, the system often uses abbreviations in variable names (e.g., "Dis" instead of "Disease"). As a result, users are encouraged to use simple keywords or to consider using just the first several letters of a keyword rather than the full word.
I'm using Advanced Search but no data are being displayed.
Advanced Search filters a sub-category of data at the discretion of the user. Users must be aware that not all genders, races/ethnicities, or years are available for all categories and sub-categories of data. If, no data are appearing while using Advanced Search filters, please remove some or all of the filters.
Why is my report blank?
Among the reasons for this are:
How can I get a chart to print on one page instead of two?
All reasonably sized charts will print on a single page by selecting Landscape under Print Options. In general, the chart feature shrinks the horizontal dimensions to fit onto a single page. It may also be necessary to adjust the print margins on the "Page Setup" menu to zero.
Can I rescale the x- or y-axis on charts?
Users cannot rescale charts. The charting tool is a fixed routine and cannot be manipulated by individual users. If the user wants to create separate graphs that have the same scale, the data can be easily exported to Excel and graphs can be created and scaled to user-specified values.
Can I reset the ranges used on maps?
Yes, users may directly set the data ranges used on maps by selecting a Classification Method of "Custom" on the Generate Map
selection and then entering each of the specific ranges of interest. As the range selections are changed the 'count' noted for each interval will also change,
allowing users to see how their custom ranges will be displayed in advance. This feature permits creation of very customized maps such displaying as all counties achieving a
particular Healthy People 2020 target and those not.
Can I generate a map that shows only the selected state? When I generate a map now, it always shows parts of adjacent states.
Yes, by selecting "Get Static Map" the map will display only the selected geographic areas.
How do I export my data into Excel or another format?
To export data, click on the "Download in CSV format" link on the top of the report page.
Can I cut and paste tables, graphs and maps into a Word or PowerPoint document?
Yes, users can copy charts, maps and tables into Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other packages in one of two ways:
Where can I get information about data sources?
On the left navigation bar, click on thelink. Click on the link for "information on all sources in the system." Or .