Cancer and Chronic Disease
Data on cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, oral health, stroke, and tobacco use is available through the links on this page. The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau manages and prepares the data and reports found here. Additional
cancer and chronic disease health data may be found within other health data pages.
Featured Survey Data
BRFSS contains data from an annual statewide telephone survey that tracks prevalence and trends over time for a wide variety of risk factors and health conditions. Maryland conducts approximately 11,000 interviews annuallly.
The Maryland Cancer Survey (MCS) is part of an ongoing surveillance project to provide information on cancer screening rates, knowledge of cancer and cancer screening, and lifestyle factors related to cancer risk behaviors among Maryland residents age 40 years and older.
YRBS is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) developed in 1990 to monitor behaviors affecting morbidity (disease) and mortality (death) among high school youth. Administered every other year, YRBS tracks several priority health risk behaviors among youth as well as behaviors that support health.