Data Reports & Statistics

Data Reports Description

Data summaries and statistical reports from the California's birth and death vital statistics query database.

Data Reports produced by the Epidemiology Unit using the Vital Statistics Birth data file.

The Child Death Review Team (CDRT) is comprised of multidisciplinary team members from Santa Barbara County. The purpose of the team is to conduct in-depth reviews of preventable child deaths, identify system gaps and develop preventive strategies. There is an emphasis on abuse and neglect reviews. Every two years, the CDRT Report is released and presented to the Board of Supervisors.

An investigation was conducted by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) to determine if the recent Thomas Fire and January 9th Debris Flow events were associated with an increase in clinical cases of Valley Fever observed among County residents. Of the 56 patients whose data were reviewed as part of this investigation, none were firefighters but one was a first responder who worked on the Thomas Fire. Most of Valley Fever patients lived in North (47 cases, 85%) or Central (5 cases, 9%) Santa Barbara County with only four cases (7%) living in South County.
Communicable Diseases - Quarterly Reports (Reportable Diseases per Title 17, Section 2500))
Medical doctors, osteopaths, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse midwives, infection control practitioners, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, and administrators of health facilities and clinics knowing of a case or suspected case of a communicable disease are required to report it to the local health department according to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 17, Section 2500. In addition, anyone in charge of a public or private school, kindergarten, boarding school, or preschool is also required to report these diseases, section 2508. Laboratories are required to report certain communicable diseases according to CCR Title 17, Section 2505, Reportable Conditions: Notification by Laboratories.

Death Rates - County Data

Age-adjusted Death Rates

Age-adjusted Death Rates in Whites

Age-adjusted Death Rates in Hispanics

Age-adjusted Death Rates by Sex

Overall age-adjusted death rates for Santa Barbara County residents obtained from death certificate data as well as death rate tables analyzed by ethnicity and sex.

2017 Leading Causes of Death Overview

2016 Leading Causes of Death Overview  

California Department of Public Health monitors Chronic Hepatitis C Surveillance while the local public health department investigates Acute Hepatitis C infections. The resources at the state-level to check databases across jurisdictions allows for cross-referencing cases reported in multiple locations over the course of a patient's disease.

Santa Barbara Residents living with HIV/AIDS:

Annual HIV-AIDS Surveillance Reports:

The annual HIV-AIDS Surveillance reports created by the HIV/AIDS Services at the Public Health Department.

Population Estimates - Santa Barbara County

Population estimates for Santa Barbara County gathered by the California Department of Finance Demographics Unit .

Seasonal Influenza 2016-present

Each week during the flu season (usually starting at the beginning of October and ending by the middle of May) the Epidemiology Program updates this report with data collected across the county to get an idea of influenza activity in the area. The Sentinel Influenza Report consists of a summary and three sections of data collected from a few providers spread across the county, emergency departments at each of the five Santa Barbara County hospitals and Public Health and Hospital laboratory samples.

Each week, the six providers that have chosen to join the Sentinel Influenza Project, submit a form to the Epi Program that collects the total number of patients seen each day and number seen for Influenza-like Illness (ILI) each day, as well as some demographic data of the ILI patients. The table of Laboratory Sample Data helps give an idea of the types of flu circulating in the community. The total number of flu samples tested and the percentages of types A or B collected as well as any subtype data – unsubtypable implies H1N1 type of flu.

Local reports analyzing Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, early Syphilis, and HIV counts, rates and proportions are analyzed by age, birth sex and location in Santa Barbara County.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Annual reports

Annual STD quicksheets of Santa Barbara County data that are prepared by California Department of Public Health

Reported Tuberculosis Cases in Santa Barbara County from 1993-2007 broken down across Region, Gender, Age, Race & Ethnicity, Nativity, Test type, Specimen Type, Type of infection and homeless status prepared by the Epidemiology Program.

Newly reported (incident cases) of TB by year from 1993-2017

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Data- Santa Barbara County

The data presented here is a collaborative effort with the Public Health Department, Vector Control and California Public Health Department. Each month the table is updated with the number of positive samples from Santa Barbara County collected by all 3 organizations. 

Zika Virus

Zika Information

Local recommendations and updates from the Public Health Department regarding Zika Virus.