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Hawaii-IBIS Query System Contents and Usage

The Hawaii-IBIS Query System provides a simple-to-use interface that allows a user to step through data selection options and perform custom queries of Hawaii's public health databases.

What is a custom query?

A custom query is a web page where the user can select a dataset (e.g. BRFSS) and a health indicator (e.g. smoking status) and then limit or aggregate the results by year, geography, gender, and additional demographic factors to obtain data in a table, graph and/or map. Available datasets are listed below as well as on the left navigation buttons in this section. The available selections for filtering the data and defining cross-tabulations depend on what is available in the data set.

Basic steps to follow:

  1. Select a dataset from the navigation menu on the left side of this page.
  2. Click on a category (blue bar) and "drill down" (click on further selections) to select a health indicator to query.
  3. Build your query. You can either run the default query by clicking on the Submit button at the top of the query page, or you can use the optional steps to filter or aggregate your query and change the way the results are displayed.
  4. Submit your query. After you have finished making selections, click on the "Submit" button to run your query.
  5. View and/or modify your results. From the results page you can select/change a chart, export to Excel, use the "Modify Query Definition" to modify your query selections, or start a new query by selecting a different indicator.

See the Resources and Help pages for more query system information.

Data uses:

The Hawaii-IBIS query system data are intended to support public health stakeholders, students, researchers, and policy makers in their efforts to improve the health of the state.

Query modules currently include:

Dataset Name and Link Dataset Contents
Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey Health status and behaviors of Hawaii adults, including doctor diagnosed chronic conditions, health care coverage, smoking and alcohol consumption, preventive health care exams, and physical activity and nutrition, obesity and overweight. Data were collected through telephone surveys and are representative of non-institutionalized Hawaii adults with landlines or cellphones. Data for national comparisons are available for most items. The BRFSS data are maintained by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hawaii-IBIS Data Citation:

Please see our Hawaii-IBIS Web Citation page for guidance on how to cite information from the Hawaii-IBIS Website.

Please feel free to contact us if you have suggestions for additions or improvements to this website.

The information provided above is from the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse and the Hawaii State Department of Health's Hawaii-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 29 March 2020 8:43:15 from Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: ".

Content updated: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 08:13:16 HST