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Health and Aging in Chicago

Welcome to the Health and Aging section of the Research Information Network [RIN]. In this section you can find reports, statistics, organizations, and government agencies that deal with women's health and aging.

See also Health in Illinois and Health in the United States.


Contents

Menstrual, Reproductive, and Sexual Health
Physical Diseases and Health Conditions
Health and Aging Policy
Organizations for General Information

Menstrual, Reproductive, and Sexual Health

Self-Reported Sexual Behavior Among High School Students in Chicago and the US
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch2/sld028.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, "The Health of School-Aged Children in Chicago," 1998.

Self-Reported Contraception Use by Chicago High School Students
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch2/sld029.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, "The Health of School-Aged Children in Chicago," 1998; and National Academy of Sciences, "The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families," 1995.

Maternal Mortality and Infant Mortality in Chicago
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld049.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, Big Cities Health Inventory, 1997.

Physical Diseases and Health Conditions

The Office on Women's Health National Women's Health Indicators Database
http://www.healthstatus2000.com/owh/
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health provides access to women's health data on the local level.

Chicago Community Area Health and Demographic Data
http://www.chas.uchicago.edu/healthdata/atlas/
University of Chicago Web site providing extensive data on Chicago health for each community area, including by gender.

Chicago and Illinois Women's Perceptions of Their Self-Reported Personal Health
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld033.htm
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, "Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Surveillance Data," 1996.

Chicago Women's Self-Reported Utilization of Cancer Prevention Exams
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld036.htm
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, "Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Surveillance Data," 1996.

Chicago Women's Self-Reported Smoking and Alcohol Use
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld038.htm
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, "Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Surveillance Data," 1996.

Top Five Causes of Death for Chicago Resident Females
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld039.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, "Leading Causes of Death in Chicago, 1995-1997," May 1999.

Chicago Domestic Violence Incidence Compared to Other Health Incidences
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld052.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, "An Epidemiologic Overview of Violent Crimes in Chicago, 1995," 1996.

High School Students Suicide Attempts in Chicago
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch2/sld031.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, "Trends in Adolescent Risk Behavior: The Chicago Youth Risk Behavior Survey," 1999; and Chicago Department of Public Health, "Leading Causes of Death in Chicago, 1995-1997," May 1999.

Statistics on Chicago Women with Hearing and Visual Disabilities
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld042.htm
Source: Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois, "Independent Living Needs Assessment: Identifying the Unserved and the Underserved," available online here.

Chicago AIDS Case Percentages by Gender, 1988 and 1997
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch3/sld043.htm
Source: Chicago Department of Public Health, Office of HIV/AIDS Surveillance, "AIDS Chicago, Second Quarter 1999: AIDS Surveillance Report."

Policy: Policy and legal issues related to health/aging

Metro Chicago Information Center (MCIC)
http://www.mcic.org/
An "independent, non-profit research organization committed to increasing the quality, quantity, and accessibility of information about human conditions and the quality of life in the Chicago Metropolitan area." The MCIC Health and Human Services section publishes Healthier Communities, "an exclusive MCIC report of community health and demographic analysis tailored to any service area within the metropolitan Chicago area."

Organizations: Working with women and girls in Chicago on health/aging issues

Chicago Department on Aging
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Aging/
30 N. LaSalle
Suite 2320
Chicago, IL 60602
E-mail: aging@ci.chi.il.us
(312) 744-5770
FAX: (312) 744-0680
TTY: (312) 744-6777
Central Information and Assistance: (312) 744-4016

Chicago Department of Health
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Health/
CDPH General Information: (312) 747-9884
TTY: (312) 744-2960
E-Mail: PublicHealth@cpdh.org

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
http://www.cityofchicago.org
121 North LaSalle St.
Room 1104
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-7050
FAX (312) 744-3314
TDD (312) 744-4964

Date Last Updated: July 2005

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