Indicators 1-30 of 52 indicators that match your search criteria:
 
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Indicator
9
Percentage of estuarine areas not suitable for shellfish harvesting
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Marine Resources, Public Health
 
Keywords: environment, food, health, shellfish, surface water, toxics, water, water pollution
 
 
9
Healthy diets for children
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Department of Health
 
Keywords: children, fitness, health, nutrition
 
 
7
Number of days air pollutants exceed healthful levels
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality Control
 
City of Pasadena
Unspecified
 
Keywords: CO, NO2, O3, SO2, air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, environment, health, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxides, particulates, pollution, sulphur dioxide, toxics
 
 
7
Air quality:CO, SO2, SPM, and O3 measurements
 
Comment: Monitoring points may not accurately reflect the air quality of entire city. Based on EPA standards which may not accurately measure effect on more susceptible population.
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency: EPA PSI Index
 
Keywords: CO, O3, SO2, air, air pollution, air quality, carbon monoxide, environment, health, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxides, ozone, particulates, pollution, sulphur dioxide
 
 
7
Monitored wells showing groundwater contamination
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
To be determined
 
Keywords: environment, groundwater, hazardous waste, health, pollution, quality, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Number of days all beaches are open for swimmming
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Department of Public Health Services
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Public Health
 
Keywords: beaches, environment, health, ocean, pollution, recreation, surface water, swimming, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Percent of women receiving adequate prenatal care
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
Unspecified
 
City of Pasadena
Unspecified
 
Keywords: health, health care, pregnancy, pregnancy/birth, prenatal
 
 
7
Fishable and swimmable river miles and lake acres
 
Comment: Number of chemicals monitored is limited.
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
The MN Pollution Control Agency
 
Keywords: environment, health, lakes, recreation, rivers, surface water, swimming, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Exposure to substandard ambient air quality
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection; Environment Canada
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, environment, health, pollution
 
 
6
Days per year that air quality standards are met
 
Comment: One number covering a six county region doesn't pinpoint problems very well.
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
 
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Ministry of Environment and Energy, West Central Region
 
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Unspecified
 
Minnesota Planning
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
 
Pierce County
Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 'Air Quality in Ontario 1991'
 
Keywords: CO, NO2, O3, SO2, air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, environment, health, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxides, particulates, sulphur dioxide, toxics
 
 
6
Asthma hospitalization rate for children
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Hospital reports to State Department of Health
 
Keywords: air pollution, asthma, children, health
 
 
6
Emergency room use for nonemergency purposes
 
Comment: Measurement is only an approximation.
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Central Hospital of Group Health Coop, Harborview Hospital, WA State Department of Health
 
Keywords: access, access to care, emergency, health, health care
 
 
6
Density of alcohol outlets in certain areas
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: alcohol, drug use, health, neighborhood
 
 
5
Percent of population covered by health insurance
 
Comment: Survey question first asked in 1991. A new sampling method used in 1993 resulted in more representative participation by minorities than in previous years.
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Survey
 
Minnesota Planning
MN Department of Health
 
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Unspecified
 
Keywords: access, access to care, health, health care, insurance, uninsured
 
 
5
Life expectancy
 
Comment: For the community as a whole, increased life expectancy has consequences complicating sustainability issues.
 
Used by:
Fife Regional Council
Data source:
Fife Health Board, General Register Office for Scotland
 
Minnesota Planning
MN Planning, State Demographer's Office
 
Keywords: fitness, health
 
 
5
Indoor air quality
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
To be established
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, environment, health, human, indoor air, smoking, toxics
 
 
5
Number of households with at least 1 uninsured member
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: access, health, health care, insurance
 
 
5
Community representation on health boards
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
To be established
 
Keywords: citzen, community, government, health, participation
 
 
5
Number of alcohol outlets per capita
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: alcohol, drug use, health, retail
 
 
5
Perceived quality of life
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Market Trends
 
Keywords: fitness, health, quality of life
 
 
5
Percent of population who are physically active
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
Montana BRFSS, Missoula BRFSS
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Department of Public Health, 1988 Toronto Community Health Survey
 
Keywords: fitness, health, recreation
 
 
5
Student fitness test scores
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: children, fitness, health, student, teen, youth
 
 
5
Number of children without health insurance
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: access to care, children, health, health care, insurance
 
 
4
Low birthweight infants
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Office of Vital Records & Public Health Statistics
 
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Hamilton-Wentworth Profile on Children and Youth
 
Minnesota Planning
MN Department of Health
 
City of Pasadena
Unspecified
 
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
WA Department of Health
 
Sustainable Seattle
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, 'The Health of King County'
 
Willapa Alliance
WA Department of Health
 
Keywords: birthweight, health, infants, pregnancy, pregnancy/birth
 
 
4
Health care as percent of income
 
Comment: Does not address effectiveness of resource use, lack of access to health services, or amount spent caring for illness vs. promoting health.
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
WA Office of Financial Management '1990 Health Care Estimates' May 1992
 
Keywords: accessibility, cost, health, health care
 
 
4
Television and video use by 6th graders
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Student Survey
 
Keywords: children, community, connectedness, education, fitness, health, reading, recreation, television, values, youth
 
 
4
Death from stroke per 100,000 population
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, SC State Date Center
 
Keywords: death, disease, health, mortality
 
 
4
Percentage of people identifying obstacles to obtaining health care
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
To be established
 
Keywords: access, access to care, health, health care
 
 
4
Deaths from lung cancer per 100,000 population
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: cancer, death, disease, health, mortality
 
 
4
Deaths from stress and immune system failures
 
Used by:
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: disease, health, stress