Data Schedule for U.S. Census Bureau

1st Quarter 2011 (January – March)

2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates (Jan. 11)
2010 Census Briefs
2010 Census: Interactive State Maps (Feb. – March)
2010 Census: Redistricting Files (Feb. – March)
2010 Census Briefs: Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010 (March 24)
2010 Census Briefs: Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010 (March 24)
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010 (March)
Fertility of American Women: 2010
Geographical Mobility in the United States: 2010
Preliminary 2010 Population Estimates and 2010 Census Counts for U.S., Regions, Divisions, States and Puerto Rico (Feb. 2)
Preliminary Vintage 2010 Population Estimates for Counties (March 7)
School Enrollment: 2008
School Enrollment: 2009 (Feb. 7)
Testing for a Rise in Child Poverty: 2008-2009

2nd Quarter 2011 (April – June)

2010 Census Briefs: Congressional Apportionment: 2010
2010 Census: Demographic Profiles (May)
2010 Census: Group Quarters (May)
2010 Census: National Redistricting File (April)
2010 Census: Summary File 1 (June – Aug.)
Educational Attainment: 2010
Geographical Mobility in the United States: 2009-2010
International Data Base (IDB)
Living Arrangements of Children: 2009
Living Arrangements of Children: 2010
Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009
School Enrollment: 2010
Voting and Registration: November 2010

3rd Quarter 2011 (July – September)

American Community Survey Briefs: 2010
American Community Survey: 2010, One-Year Estimates

4th Quarter 2011 (October – December)

2010 Census: Same-Sex Tables for the United States, Regions and States (Nov.)
2010 Census: Summary File 1 National File (Nov.)
American Community Survey: 2006-2010 Five-Year Estimates
American Community Survey: 2008-2010 Three-Year Estimates
Vintage 2011 National and State Population Estimates

HealthDataSource meets with Startup America Partnership

Downtown Nashville
Startup America Partnership in downtown Nashville (photo credit: James Allen Walker)

Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership, made a visit to Nashville last week to get a pulse of the entrepreneurship scene.  I was one of the lucky few to have the opportunity to spend time with Scott before his insane schedule kicked in.

Scott is doing great work for this country by being the face and a large portion of the brains behind the efforts of Startup America Partnership.

From their website’s About page:

We’re bringing together a coalition of mentors, advisors, funders, major corporations and service providers to deliver strategic and substantive resources to help entrepreneurs start and scale companies.

These efforts are critical to companies ranging from single shingle companies to high-growth ventures nationwide. The decision to put an entrepreneur with real-world experience at the front-end will only improve the chances of success for the federally backed program.

HealthDataSource is a big proponent of any efforts in this area and hopes to remain active in the many efforts going on in Nashville and in Tennessee.

Thanks for the visit, Scott.

Photo credit: James Allen Walker

Inpatient Statistics 2010

This is the second entry in our overview series of healthcare statistics in the United States. If you missed the first one, you can find Physician Office Visit Statistics 2010 here.

As the title suggests, this entry will focus in on utilization rates from 2010 for Inpatient visits for the country as a whole.

NOTE: You can click on any of the images below to see the full report image.

The table above illustrates the total number of Inpatient visits in the United States for 2010 broken down by age category.  The overall rate of Inpatient visits for the country is one visit for every 7.88 people.

The table above and below should be looked at in comparison to one another. The above graph shows the incident rate broken down by age group while the graph below represents the total volume of Inpatient visits by age group.

Notice how the overall utilization of Inpatient visits is highest in middle of our lives but closely followed by the end of our lives (by a much smaller population set).

Looking at the table below, the second and third listing as the most frequent Major Diagnostic Codes for Inpatient visits reveals the most likely cause for the majority of Inpatient visits for the age group of 25-45.

Click the above snapshot to see a larger list of Major Diagnostic Categories for Inpatient visits.

Let us know what your reactions are to these Inpatient Statistics from 2010.

Files referenced in this post: Inpatient Demographics 2010 & Inpatient Major Diagnostic Categories 2010

If you are interested in running geo-targeted reports around healthcare utilization projections, click here to get started.

HealthDataSource featured on Partnership 2020 Panel

Panel includes: Jackson Miller, Founder of Bizen, business intelligence for franchises; Brian Peterson, co-Founder of Bandbox; and Jason Moore, founder of HealthDataSource.

The panel discussion is around the state of entrepreneurship in Nashville and generally what our individual experience has been being entrepreneurs.

Our discussion starts at approximately 4:15 mark in the video.

Physician Office Visit Statistics 2010

Understanding utilization rates in healthcare is an important step for a better educated public. Below you will find breakdowns of physician office visits for the country by age, sex, and race.

NOTE: Click on any of the images in this post to get an image of the full report.


The chart above represents how age groups utilize physicians in a different manner.  In future posts, we will also be exploring Inpatient, Outpatient, and Emergency Room visits from multiple angles.

The lowest “users” of physician office services are the age group 15-25 (1.86 visits per year) and the highest being 75+ (6.8 visits per year).

These numbers can be broken down further to paint a clearer picture.


This breakdown shows the female population accounts for approximately 58% of all physician office visits across the country.  Females in the age range of 45-65 are just over 17% of all POV.

You can access the image of the full report by clicking here.

One table included in the full report is a breakdown of POV utilizations by Race and Age Group.

2011 ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS Crosswalks Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ website is now updated with the 2011 versions of the ICD-10 crosswalk files.  As the US healthcare world transitions from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding, crosswalk files will be a real key for success.

To spotlight just how large this transition is going to be, see the small snapshot of changes from 2009 to 2010:

Total number:
2009 68,102
2010 69,101

New codes added: 1, 982
Codes deleted: 983
Revised codes: 1,029

Click here for the CMS ICD-10 website