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created Feb 27 2015

updated May 20 2019

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This chart shows the percentage of homes where mice were observed or reported at the initial visit and revisit, by county for the 2009-2014 funding cycle. The chart gives an indication of the ability of the HNP environmental intervention to decrease the prevalence of mice in the home. The HNP pest control intervention involves providing products (such as traps and cleaning supplies) and educating residents about removing harborage and food for pests by storing garbage appropriately, cleaning, and repairing holes that give mice entry into the home. In some cases, the HNP contacts local code enforcement or the landlord.
We can see that the initial visit percentages vary substantially across the across counties, which could reflect differing geography, urban versus rural target areas, and the quality of the housing stock. Except for one county, the homes that were selected for a revisit have a lower percentage with mice homes that had an initial visit, indicating an overall reduction in the percentage of homes with mice after the HNP intervention, although mice were not eradicated from all the homes. Oneida and Cortland Counties show no mice in the revisited homes, which could be an indication of success of the intervention and/or the selection of homes to revisit. For Westchester County, it is possible that the homes that the revisited homes were the worst and, therefore, had a higher percentage. These three counties demonstrate why the comparisons need to be interpreted with caution. Because revisits are a subset of the initial visits, the comparison has limitations. Please read the overview document under the “About” tab for more information on the limitations.

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carbon monoxide, environmental health, fire safety, hazards, healthy homes, homes, housing, indoor air, intervention, mold, lead, pests, program evaluation, smoking, tobacco
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New York State Department of Health
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http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/healthy_neighborhoods/
Dataset Summary
Time Period
Beginning January 2007
Posting Frequency
Annually
Coverage
Statewide with Limited Number of Counties
Granularity
Target areas within selected ZIP codes or census tracts
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Aggregated Initial Visits; aggregated Revisits
Organization
Office of Public Health
Contact Information
Center for Environmental Health/Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection
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The dataset includes summary data of dwellings visited by county health departments by county and funding cycle as well as for all counties combined by funding cycle.
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The data is collected for the purpose of program evaluation and is subject to a number of important limitations that may impact analysis and interpretation of the data. These limitations are outlined in the overview document. Researchers agree to: 1. Read the NYS Healthy Neighborhoods Program Overview, data dictionaries and other supporting documentation, as appropriate. 2. Use the data for descriptive purposes only. 3. Include a disclaimer that credits any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions reached to the author and not NYSDOH.
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