Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects and evaluates thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives. These numbers also provide the basis for developing and implementing public health strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. This site provides just some of the statistics gathered by IDPH.
IDPH each year records about a half million vital record events -- births, deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions and abortions -- as mandated by state statutes and federal uniform data collection requirements.
Please note: Vital statistics data listed below are the latest available. As soon as new data becomes available, it is added here.
Birth characteristics by resident county, for
Birth demographics by resident county, for
Total number of babies born to Illinois teenagers, by
state and county, for 1993 and 1994, or
1995 and 1996, or
The number of births to Illinois mothers under 20 years of age, 1959 - 2009.
Total number of multiple births born
The number of babies born in Illinois and births to unmarried women, 1950 to 2009.
Marriage, and divorce and annulments statewide by number, and by rate per 1,000 population, 1958-2011
The number of Illinois infants who died before their 1st birthday and the mortality rates per 1,000 live births by state and county for 1993 - 1995, 1996 - 1998, 1999 - 2001, 2002 - 2004, 2003 - 2005, 2004 - 2006, 2005 - 2007 and 2006 - 2009
Leading Causes of Infant Mortality, for
Causes of death by resident county, for
County Vital Statistic Tables
The Database and Datafile Resource Guide (DDRG) identifies the data elements collected within the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The IPLAN Data System is a searchable database containing more than 100 health-related indicators at the state, county and community levels. This data systems contains pertinent information for use by the public, health professionals, researchers and news media interested in the health of their communities.
Illinois Trivia Information
Popular Baby Names
IDPH conducts surveillance and implements control activities for reportable communicable diseases. State regulations require physicians, other health care providers and others to report certain diseases to local health departments, which, in turn, report the information to IDPH. Generally, reportable diseases meet two criteria -- the cause is due to a specific disease-producing agent and there is a public health intervention for prevention of other cases. Data on more than 100,000 cases of infectious and communicable diseases reported annually to IDPH are used to administer prevention and control programs.
Since 1981, more than 30,000 Illinoisans have been diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Of that figure, about 53 percent have died. The number of Illinois cases is the sixth highest total in the U.S., trailing New York, California, Florida, Texas and New Jersey.
Statewide Reported AIDS Cases, 2004 - 2005
Monthly sexually transmitted disease reports can be found above in the AIDS/HIV/STD surveillance reports.
CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING SURVEILLANCE REPORT
In 1993, state-mandated screening for childhood lead poisoning in children 6 years of age and younger began. Physicians and other health care providers have conducted 2.4 million lead tests and reported about 270,000 children with elevated lead levels. The numbers of elevated and normal test results are used to identify areas where effort is needed to combat lead poisoning. 1993 - 1994, 1995 - 1996, 1997 - 1998, 1999 - 2000, 2000 - 2001, 2001 - 2002, 2002 - 2003, 2003 - 2004, 2004 - 2005 or 2005 - 2006
Illinois Lead Program Surveillance Report - 2012 - PDF
This interactive data system supports querying of four statewide databases, providing health related descriptive information at the state, EMS region, and county level. These databases include the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Death Certificate Database, IDPH Trauma Registry Database, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Traffic Crash Database and the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Hospital Discharge Database.
* Provisional tabulations for births represent the collective events of Illinois residents who have a record on file in the Illinois Vital Records System (IVRS). Although all birth events that occur in Illinois are required to be registered within seven days, provisional tallies of birth certificates may be inaccurate for any of the following reasons: incomplete certificate information, late filing (e.g., some home births), reports or records not yet received for Illinois residents whose mothers gave birth while outside of Illinois, duplicate records filed, and other ongoing record and/or data clean-up processes. In general, the tallies for the most recent periods are less accurate compared to the eventual final numbers, once all reporting and record clean-up processes are complete, and the calendar year birth file is closed for statistical purposes.
** Provisional tabulations for deaths represent the collective events of Illinois residents who have a record on file in the Illinois Vital Records System (IVRS). Although all death events that occur in Illinois are required to be registered with IDPH, provisional tallies of death certificates may be inaccurate for any of the following reasons: incomplete certificate information, late filing (e.g., investigations regarding coroner or medical examiner cases), reports or records not yet received for Illinois residents who died while outside of Illinois, duplicate records filed, and other ongoing record and/or data clean-up processes. In general, the tallies for the most recent periods are less accurate compared to the eventual final numbers, once all reporting and record clean-up processes are complete, and the calendar year death file is closed for statistical purposes.