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Indicators and Measures

Oregon Tracking's data portal hosts a variety of data organized into three broad categories and further divided by topic areas, which include indicators and measures.

EPHT indicators and measures Health OutcomesEnvironmental QualityEnvironmental Justice

What are the categories?

Environmental Justice    Environmental Quality    Health Outcomes

What are the topic areas?

Community design, demographics, air, water, acute, chronic and reproductive outcomes.

What is an indicator?

An indicator refers to a specific issue or problem within a topic area that provides information about a population's health status (see white boxes in graphic). 

What is a measure?

A measure is a standardized summary statistic that describes the indicator. It can be a sum, percentage, ratio, rate, or proportion. For example, number of hospitalizations is a measure of asthma.

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