The NH Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program is your source for State and National environmental health data.
EPHT is a cooperative initiative between the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Department of Environmental Services. NH EPHT is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health by providing science-based information on the trends and distributions of environmentally-related diseases.
American Heart Month
In New Hampshire (NH), heart disease and stroke are the 2nd and 5th leading causes of death, accounting for 2,390 and 436 deaths in 2013, respectively. About 80% of deaths from diseases of the heart and blood vessels in NH are from coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure and stroke. The NH Tracking focuses on heart attacks for NH residents aged 35 and above to track hospital admissions and death.
National Cancer Prevention Month
Cancer is the leading cause of death for both males and females in New Hampshire, accounting for 2,547 (23.5% of all deaths) in 2013. Primary prevention focuses on three areas: healthy eating and living, tobacco and sun safety. People can reduce their risk of getting some cancers by following recommended screening guidelines. Screenings can find cancers at an early stage, which can increase the available treatment options and decrease mortality rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers.
New Hampshire Releases New Report on Asthma Prevalence by Industry and Occupation
More than 17.5 million adults in the United States suffer from asthma, and, according to the American Thoracic Society, approximately 15% of U.S. adults with asthma have asthma attributable to occupational factors.
To explore this further, the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Program used the newly added industry and occupation variables in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey to identify those industry and occupation groups of workers at greater risk for asthma.This information can be useful to prioritize and guide prevention strategies within high-risk industries and occupations.
To read the full report, go to Asthma Prevalence among New Hampshire Workers, BRFSS, 2001-2015
Economic Burden of Environmentally Attributable Illness in Children of NH Report Released
NH EPHT is part of the CDC's national Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The network was developed to integrate nationally consistent environment and public health data to support research, programs and policies that help protect the health of communities nationwide.
This web site is supported by grant number 1 U38 EH000947-01 from the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Its content is solely the responsibility of the authors and not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.