Community Health Data Center
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Welcome to the Foundation’s Community Health Data Center. The Health Data Center provides a source of information and analysis of key health indicators for 25 MetroWest communities. Data is collected from state and federal resources and is searchable by category.
We have recently added Behavioral Risk Factor Survey data for 24 of our MetroWest communities. It is one of the most extensive town-by-town analysis done for any of the communities in the Commonwealth.
Data was collected from more than 2,400 MetroWest residents who were randomly surveyed by phone about their health from 2007 to 2009. The results of the phone survey and the 2010 Census were used to statistically predict the number and percentage of residents who are in good health, who smoke or drink, are obese, have diabetes or suffer from respiratory illnesses like asthma.
How to Use the Health Data
The data is intended to be used for planning purposes and to help providers identify areas that are in need of intervention.
For more health data, see our Community Health Links.
2012 Community Health Profiles
Child Overweight or Obesity Rates for the MetroWest Community 2010-2011