Search Missouri's Metadata


Metadata is “data about data.” It assists in the understanding of data by describing the content, quality, condition, access and other characteristics of the data.

Questions answered by metadata include:

  • Why was the data created or collected?
  • How was the data created or collected?
  • Who created or collected the data?
  • When was the data last updated?
  • How can the data be obtained?

Missouri EPHT's metadata records are searchable in XML format for the following content areas:

  • Asthma Emergency Department Visits (1999 - 2014)
  • Asthma Hospitalizations (1999 - 2014)
  • Birth Defects (2000 - 2013)
  • Carbon Monoxide Emergency Department Visits (2000 - 2014)
  • Carbon Monoxide Hospitalizations (2000 - 2014)
  • Carbon Monoxide Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizations (2014)
  • Heat Stress Emergency Department Visits (1999 - 2014)
  • Heat Stress Hospitalizations (1999 - 2014)
  • Lead Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Lead Birth Cohort (2000 - 2009)
  • Lead Poisoning (2000 - 2009)
  • Myocardial Infarction Hospitalizations (2010 - 2014)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Ozone Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Particulate Matter 10 Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Particulate Matter 2.5 Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Public Water Supply Inventory (1999 - 2014)
  • Sulfur Dioxide Air Monitoring Results (2000 - 2015)
  • Water Quality Sampling Results (1999 - 2014)

All data included on the EPHT site contains metadata adhering to the Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998). Initially created for geospatial data, this standard was identified as robust enough to describe non-geospatial data. Tracking Network stakeholders have developed a profile from this standard that includes all required elements of the standard and additional elements identified by the stakeholders necessary to describe EPHTN resources.

You can learn more at the FGDC homepage or from the Tracking Network Metadata Content Guidance Document.

The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

Missouri Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is a program within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EPHT is part of a larger initiative to establish Environmental Public Health Tracking systems at the national and state levels.

Environmental Public Health Tracking