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Notice to Readers: Publication of Report on Indicators for Chronic Disease Surveillance

In 1999, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) released its first report on "Indicators for Chronic Disease Surveillance: Consensus of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Program Directors (ASTCDPD), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)." The document was the result of a consensus involving epidemiologists and program directors at the state and federal level. The 73 selected indicators serve as measures that states and territories can use to uniformly define, collect, and report chronic disease data.

CSTE has updated this volume with a few minor changes, and it is available in an electronic format for downloading at Also available online on this site is the data volume that complements the case definitions, with data points for each state and each of the indicators.

CSTE intends to review and revise the indicators every several years and started the revision process at the 2000 National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention. Other plans include developing a web-based system to view data by region, indicator, and prevention pathway.

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