Community Health Data
Gaston Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to providing members of the public with free and ready access to community health information. We do this through a variety of channels, including this website. For more information view our Policy on Public Access to Health Data and Information (PDF).
On this page you will find links to resources which provide community data and health status information through the Internet. If you cannot find the information you're looking for, please send a written request to the following address:
Director of Public Health Division
Gaston County DHHS
991 West Hudson Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052
Please be sure to state what information you're requesting, your name, mailing address and daytime telephone number.
- 2008 Gaston County Quality of Life Survey Report (PDF)
- 2011 State of the County's Health Report (PDF)
- 2012 Community Health Assessment Report for Gaston County (PDF)
- 2012 Gaston County Health Outcomes Report Card (PDF)
- Community Health Assessment 2018 (PDF)
- Gaston CHA 2015 (PDF)
- Gaston SOTCH Report 2013 (PDF)
- Gaston SOTCH Report 2014 (PDF)
- Public Access to Community Data and Health Status Information 10.14.14 (PDF)
- Report Card 2014 (PDF)
- Report Card 2015 (PNG)
- SOTCH 2016 (PDF)
- SOTCH 2017 (PDF)
Sources of Community Health Data
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The BRFSS website presents data on health behaviors that influence the onset of leading causes of death and disability. such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and injuries. The survey is conducted by telephone with NC residents over age 18. Data is available for individual counties.
The Census provides a wealth of data about U.S. residents, including their income, race, employment status, and educational attainment. This website provides tools for searching, preparing tables, and mapping this data and can be organized by state, metropolitan statistical area, county, city, town, census tracts, and bloc groups.
For help using the webpage, call the U.S. Census Bureau, Charlotte Regional Office at 704-424-6400; their office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
North Carolina Division of Public Health
The NC Division of Public Health provides information on the programs and services of North Carolina's state public health system:
- Administrative, Local, and Community Support
- Chronic Disease and Injury
- Environmental Health
- Laboratory of Public Health
- Minority Health and Health Disparities
- Oral Health
- State Center for Health Statistics
- Office of Research, Demonstrations, and Rural Health Development
- Vital Records
- Women's Children's Health
North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention & Care Branch
This Office of the State Health Department works to reduce and eliminate illness and deaths due to HIV, AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases. This website provides statistics on the number of people infected by these diseases. Please Note: the site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. If you are not seeking such information, please do not use this website.
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
The NC State Center for Health Statistics provides state and county data on pregnancies, live births, birth defects, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data, and vital statistics - which describes deaths by cause.
The Mortality & Morbidity Weekly Report
This report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on communicable diseases, strategies for their control, and data on the number of affected persons. These reports are available, at no charge, on this website and via email.