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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Data request service

Welcome to Public Health — Seattle & King County's Data Request Service! We will do our best to help you with your data needs. Here is some information which will give you an idea of the availability of data, and how our service works. If in doubt, contact us!

Contact information:

  • data.request@kingcounty.gov
  • Phone: 206-263-8786 or toll-free, 1-800-325-6165, ext. 3-8786
  • You can also submit a data request online by completing the form below

You will receive an email within 24 hours noting your message was received.

Our unit has various data sources in-house and we know of many more. The best way to get a sense of the data we have available is to look at our reports, in particular Community Health Indicators.

We most commonly use data on Vital Statistics (births and deaths), hospitalizations, and population estimates; we also have data on additional population-based, health-related topics. For much of our information on health behaviors and risks, we use either the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), or the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS), and we also use census/American Community Survey (ACS) data extensively. If what you're looking for is not already available, our data request service assists users by performing customized analyses of the data sets we have available. Also, we often know of others in the field under consideration who are doing work of interest, and are happy to help requesters connect with appropriate contacts.

Data request policy: If none of the above-mentioned sources have data which fit a requester's data needs, and if the question is one which we have data to address, we can do a customized data analysis for a requester as timeline and capacity permit. Our policy is to offer the first two hours of staff time for a particular project free of charge (this includes time for phone conversations and e-mail correspondence); beyond that time frame we charge $100 an hour, with a three-hour minimum.

Due to recent changes in our schedule we are now staffed on Mondays and Thursdays. Our goal is to fulfill data requests in three weeks or less, on a first-come, first-served basis. However, on occasion our work plan does not permit us to answer requests within three weeks. On those occasions a completion time will be mutually agreed upon.

Some helpful tips:

Data request submission form

You may use this online form to request data. Before making a request, consider checking our Community Health Indicators and our publications sites to see whether the data you are interested in may already be published and available. Our goal is to fulfill data requests in three weeks or less , although that may not be possible in some instances due to our work plan, and note that requests which take more than two hours of staff time will incur a charge.

NOTE: If you are interested in birth or death certificates for an individual, please visit our Vital Statistics webpage. APDE cannot release data for individuals.

*Indicates required field

Requestor information:
Requested completion date*:
Organization*:
Requestor's name*:
Organization type*:
Government
Media
Non-profit
Academic
Public Health
Other, please explain:
City*:
State*:
Zip Code*:
Phone with area code:*
Email address*:

Information requested:

Please describe the nature of your request:

Subgroups of interest (check if applicable; if there is no selection in a category, we will analyze data for the groups' total combined)
Race:
African-American/Black
American Indian/Alaska Native
Asian
Asian/Pacific Islander
Multiple race
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
White

Sex:
Male...........Female

Ethnicity:
Hispanic/Latino
Non-Hispanic/Latino

Geography (Note: data may not be available for the unit desired):
County
City
Zip Code
Health Reporting Area
Census Tract
Census Block Group
Other: Please specify if other geography required, and/or which geographic areas are of specific interest (zip code list, preferred Health Planning Area(s), etc.):


Age groups:
Do you want data grouped by age?*
Yes No
If yes, specify age grouping. (e.g. 0-4, 15-17, 65+)*


What data years do you need?:
Starting date: Ending date:

Frequency of data:
Rolling averages
Combination of years, please explain below:

Intended use of data:
Will data be published or reproduced?*
Yes No
If yes, what type of publication?*
Internal publication or report
Commercial publication
Academic research paper
Website with general access
Website with with restricted access, please describe:



Other, please describe:

You may use this online form to request data. Before making a request, consider checking our Community Health Indicators and our publications sites to see whether the data you are interested in may already be published and available. Our goal is to fulfill data requests in two weeks or less, although that may not be possible in some instances due to our work plan, and note that requests which take more than two hours of staff time will incur a charge.