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A benchmark survey was conducted by MAG and ADOT in December of 2006 to determine initial attitudes and awareness of litter issues in Arizona and to evaluate littering behavior. A follow-up survey was then conducted in July 2008, at the end of the first two years of the campaign, to determine if any changes in awareness, attitudes or behavior were realized. Subsequent follow-up studies focused on Maricopa County residents.
The tuberculosis surveillance report provides data regarding TB rates in Maricopa County. Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Clinical Services Division, provides direct patient care for TB cases within Maricopa County.
All statistics were derived from data in the Arizona Department of Health Services final annual files. The information presented in this report includes data collected from Maricopa County residents during telephone survey interviews conducted by ADHS. Arizona residents from other counties were not included.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services work closely to educate and protect the residents of Maricopa County against West Nile Virus.
The year 2002 marked the largest outbreak to date in the world as the virus rapidly spread across the U.S. Maricopa County has been spared the burden of widespread WNV-illness thus far, however the area is home to a viable mosquito population, many species of migratory birds and a large human populace with a propensity for outdoor activities making arrival of the virus inevitable and advanced preparations invaluable.
This document provides a report of the results of the baseline prenatal survey conducted through collaboration between the Alliance for Innovations in Health Care, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and the Resilience Solutions Group at Arizona State University. The goals of the survey were to assess satisfaction with prenatal and birth care, barriers to access to prenatal care, and psychosocial predictors of positive prenatal care experiences and infant health outcomes.
A descriptive report of invasive Haemophilus influenzae cases as reported to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The purpose of this report is twofold: first to define the illness and its trends in Maricopa County during this time period and second to identify potential areas of improvement in data quality.
This study provides useful information for the Office of Epidemiology on reporting, investigating, and data completeness. Reporting of cases occurred ≥ 3 days in about 50% of the cases, despite a 24 hour reporting mandate for cases or suspect cases. Data can be analyzed on a yearly basis using this study as a model. Future analyses can reassess the epidemiologic trends noted in this study and assess the effect of routine meningococcal vaccination in Maricopa County.
Maricopa County experiences exceptionally high temperatures that contributes to a high number of deaths. To track these deaths, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health created a novel and effective approach for surveillance of heat-associated deaths and has continued to use this system annually. The enhanced heat surveillance season usually begins in May and ends in October.
Provides health status information for residents of Maricopa County, Arizona. It includes data for morbidity (death), communicable diseases, and natality (birth), as well as information on the size and demographic distribution of the population.