ARF Health Resources County Comparison Tool
A Health Resources
County Comparison Tool is available, comparing
peer counties on population characteristics and
health resources. This tool will be updated in late
Medicaid Enrollment Data
The 2011-2012 ARF now contains four years of
Medicaid eligibles by gender, age, and eligibility
status for each county.
New with the 2008 ARF is Technical Documentation
that links directly to detailed source information
for each variable. By clicking on the Source
reference for a variable of interest, the user is
linked directly to the source notes in the User
Documentation regarding that variable.
ARF Access System
The 2009-2010 release of the ARF is now available
for MS Access 2000 and later versions. This system
enables users to select both the variables and
geographic areas they want to see and to select the
format (Access table or query, Excel, etc.) in which
they want to see the data.
The Access version is designed with a front-end
component that allows the use of the data without
knowing Access and also provides a direct link to
the underlying data for those users familiar with
Access. In addition, the help file associated with
the front-end contains the source information
previously found only in the User Documentation
Independent Cities and Alaska
Prior to the 2001 release of the ARF, data for only
a few independent cities were broken out from their
original counties. The 2001 and subsequent releases
of the ARF contain data for all independent cities
as well as for the Alaska boroughs and census areas.
All data for 1992 and later are broken out for the
indpendent cities and the Alaska boroughs/census
areas unless otherwise noted in the User
See complete listing of broken out independent cities and Alaska
boroughs/census areas available on 2001 and later
releases of the ARF.
Revised FIPS Codes
Beginning with the 2001 release of the ARF, the
standard FIPS codes are used rather than the
modified FIPS codes previously used. See complete list
of revised codes.
For new data added to the 2001 and subsequent releases
of the ARF (Date On is 02/01 or later in the ARF
Technical Documentation) information is provided, when
available from the source, for the county equivalent
areas of the U.S. Territories Guam, Puerto Rico and the
See complete listing.