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Data Requests
Health Statistics & Data Management provides data request services for all parties interested in the public health data in their stewardship. Requests are generally classified as non-confidential analysis, confidential record level data sets and confidential analysis. Different forms must be submitted to request data or analyses depending upon the request type. A description of each request type is provided below.

Non-Confidential Analysis

HSDM will perform analysis when results contain no directly confidential identifying information and no information that could be used to indirectly or constructively identify an individual. Non-confidential analysis of data for areas smaller than counties can result in small numbers that must be suppressed. The Guidelines for the Release of Public Health Data provide information about how confidentiality is determined. The Non-Confidential Data Analysis Request Form or the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Analysis Request Form must be submitted to HSDM for all data requests.

Confidential Record Level Data Sets and Confidential Analysis

HSDM will provide access to confidential data to qualified researchers demonstrating a direct and tangible non-commercial health related interest. HSDM will perform preprocessing of large data sets to provide data of interest to a researcher. Approval to receive or use confidential data requires a request to HSDM as well as approval by the Health Data Review Committee. Upon request and approval, HSDM will also perform analyses that result in confidential tabular information (no cell suppression). A Confidential Data Request Form and a Data Use Agreement must be submitted to HSDM to request confidential record level data or analyses.

The below links provide access to PDF versions of the current Application for Access to Confidential Vital Records Data for Health-related Research and the State of NH Department of Health and Human Service's Data Use Agreement. These documents are posted for information purposes only. Please contact HSDM staff to request a Data Application and a Data Use Agreement formatted as fillable Microsoft Word forms. Effective January 1, 2014, vital records data requests must be submitted using this application and data use agreement. Previous versions of the application will no longer be accepted as of that date.

Available Data

Listed below are the data sets HSDM has access to for analysis. For all data sets, HSDM will provide access to confidential data only to qualified researchers demonstrating a direct and tangible interest.

Source Dataset Name Years Currently Available (NH data only; selected measures from each dataset)
American Community Survey* Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 5 year aggregated dataset 2008-2012
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS)**a Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2005-2013
includes NH state added questions
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) Asthma Callback**a Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2006-2014
Birth Conditions** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2003-2010
NH Hospital Discharge Data Set** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2000-2009
NH Population* Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol US Census to 2014
Claritas 2005-2015
NH State Cancer Registry (NHSCR)** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2000-2012
NH Vital Records Birth Certificate Data** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2000-current
NH Vital Records Death Certificate Data** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2000-current
Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol selected data from 2007-2014
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2013
US Census (SES Child Poverty, Housing Age)* Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol 2000
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Local Aggregate Sample** Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol alcohol & drug data:
2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 , 2015

*Datasets HSDM can provide assistance.
**Datasets HSDM can provide requests for analysis.
aBRFSS estimates prior to 2011 are not comparable to later years due to methodological changes.

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