Health related statistics and data sources are increasingly available on the Internet. They can be found already neatly packaged, or as raw data sets. The most reliable data comes from governmental sources or health-care professional organizations.
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Last updated December 4, 2017
On this page:
- National Statistics
- State, County and Metropolitan Level Statistics
- International Statistics
- By Disease, Condition or Special Topic
- MeSH Terms
Topics include: Births, deaths & marriages; FastStats A-Z; Growth charts; Monitoring Systems & Statistical Databases; National data; State data; Surveys & Data Collection systems
Key resources: Injury maps; Research data center; Data warehouse; Workplace data & statistics; Heath-E stats; Statistical Export & Tabulation System (SETS)
CDC WONDER presents an array of health related data sets. Each data set can be queried using a series of menus.
Document collections, such as CDC Prevention Guidelines, are presented in a topic list or table of contents. In some cases, a full text search option is available as well.
Statistical databases and document databases are presented in a series of "fill in the blanks" request forms. You fill in the forms to specify the criteria for your data request, and then send the request to be processed. If the system is delayed processing your request, however, some queries allow you to retrieve your results later, or you can have them e-mailed to you.
Topics include: Chronic diseases; Health practice & prevention; Communicable diseases; Injury prevention; Environmental health; Occupational health; Reference data. Can create charts, maps, etc. Data can be used in Word documents/Excel spreadsheets, etc.
A repository for selected CDC data that can be visualized and syndicated to external sites. While most of this data is already available through various other CDC websites and applications, Data.CDC.gov provides a central way to search and discover data and allows for visualizations (e.g., charts, maps, and filtered views), and syndication. The Data.CDC.gov team is actively working to collect and offer more data on the site to aid in the increased use and distribution of health-related data.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Links to health statistics and data sets as well as resources to support data collection.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Includes overviews, specific conditions, related issues, organizations, children, men, women and seniors
HSRIC is a research portal of health services research resources providing numerous Internet links to data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts, discussion groups, and more.
"The Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) is a CMS contractor that provides free assistance to academic, government and non-profit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research. ResDAC is staffed by a consortium of epidemiologists, public health specialists, health services researchers, biostatisticians, and health informatics specialists from the University of Minnesota."
By category, program, privacy level and list of top requested sites.
This section will provide you with resources for preparing and submitting your CMS data request. CMS maintains three different categories of data files that can be used for research including Research identifiable, Limited Data Sets, and Public Use files. Select the links under the CMS Data Request Center navigation bar to review the request process and materials necessary to submit a request for data under each category.
National Center for Health Statistics.
"The Faststats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages."
Use of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS)at the the National Center for Health Statistics. Generate selected maps to provide ways of revealing spatial and temporal relationships among data.
"The House Ways and Means Committee Green Book provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States. It is compiled by the staff of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives. GPO Access contains the Green Book 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2004."
"Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains 156 detailed data tables. The two main components are supplemented by an executive summary, a highlights section, an extensive appendix and reference section, and an index."
This site also contains the full texts of the Health, United States issues from 1975 to the present. Some issues include a special focus, such as urban & rural health (2001), drugs (2004) or diabetes (2003).
"Healthy People provides science-based, national goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all people in the United States."
Access to Healthy People 2000 and Healthy People 2010 reports as well as links to the Healthy People 2020 initiative.
... the Healthy People 2010 database
DATA2010 is final as of October 2011. No further updates will occur after this.
Healthy People 2020 interactive database
The IPUMS project is a collaboration of the Minnesota Population Center, National Statistical Offices, and international data archives. Major funding is provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Additional support is provided by the University of Minnesota Office of the Vice President for Research and the Minnesota Population Center.
Minnesota Population Center datasets are available to researchers who complete an online registration form and agree to use the data responsibility.
Harmonized data and documentation for the U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
53 years of data / Over 16,000 integrated variables
IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data
IPUMS-CPS is a project dedicated to integrating and disseminating data from the Current Population Survey.
The IPUMS-DHS project harmonizes DHS data and documentation for Africa and India to facilitate comparative research across time and countries.
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are the main source of information on health in the developing world. IPUMS-DHS is designed to facilitate analysis of DHS data across time and space.
IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world.
IPUMS-International data can be used only for scholarly or educational purposes, and the online application requires a short description of the researcher's need for these data.
projects THAT provide free individual-level time use data for research purposes. The data extract systems make it easy to create data sets containing time use and other variables a user needs.
Census microdata from Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States from 1703 to 1911
The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2015.
Terra Populus provides global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate and other environmental characteristics. It makes these data interoperable across time and space, disseminates them to the public and to multiple research communities, and preserves these precious resources for future generations. The TerraPop framework provides tools for integrating, analyzing, and visualizing a wide range of data that have spatial and temporal dimensions.
The NCHS website is designed to provide users with quick and easy access to a wide range of information and data available from NCHS.
Collaborative project of NCHS and the National Institute on Aging. A multicohort study of persons aged 70 years and older.
Designed to answer key questions of interest to health care policy makers, public health professionals and researchers.
A nationwide examination survey designed to collect information about the health and diet of people in the United States.
Principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. NHIS data are used to monitor trends in illness and disability and to track progress toward achieving national health objectives.
Provides information on fertility, conception, family planning and women's reproductive health in the United States. The 2002 study included males aged 15 to 44 and covered topics similar to those addressed for females.
Collects and disseminates the Nation's official vital statistics on births, marriages, divorces and deaths.
Collects key health care data at state and local levels through a variety of smaller surveys.
Interactive tables and data
Health Data Interactive presents tables with national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore different trends and patterns.
Topics include: -- Health and functional status -- Health care use and expenditures -- Health conditions -- Health insurance and access -- Mortality and life expectancy -- Pregnancy and birth -- Risk factors and disease prevention
Serves as the federal data hub for measurable characteristics that describe the health of a population (such as life expectancy, mortality, disease incidence or prevalence, or other health states); determinants of health (such as health behaviors, health risk factors, physical environments, and socioeconomic environments); and health care access, quality, and use.
Provides an overview of questions about child and adolescent mental health, and functioning and disability in various surveys of the NCHS Data Systems. Some of the survey measures are included in both the mental health section and the functioning and disability section of the catalog.
Welcome to VitalStats, a collection of vital statistics products including tables, data files, and reports that allow users to access and examine vital statistics and population data interactively.
Use the prebuilt tables and reports for quick access to statistics. Or, use the data files to create tables--choosing from over 100 variables. Using the data files takes a little more time but gives access to more data. Tables can be customized, and there is the ability to create charts, graphs, and maps. Data can be exported for use offline or in another format. Currently available are statistics on births and perinatal mortality. Coming soon will be death data.
The Division of Program Statistics (DPS) produces the Indian Health Service's statistical information and publications that measure and document the progress in assuring access to health care services and improving the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native populations we serve. The DPS data and publications are the most important tools to support the IHS's mission and goal. They are also the historical and foundational documents that will support the new health initiatives.
The purpose of this Web site is to provide an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.
Life tables are annual reports that track life expectancy in the United States each year by age, race and sex.
The National Death Index (NDI) is a centralized database of death record information on file in state vital statistics offices. Working with these state offices, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) established the NDI as a resource to aid epidemiologists and other health and medical investigators with their mortality ascertainment activities.
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) offers downloadable public-use data files through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) FTP file server. Users of this service have access to data sets, documentation, and questionnaires from NCHS surveys and data collection systems. Downloading instructions are available in "readme" files.
Public-use data files are prepared and disseminated to provide access to the full scope of the data. This allows researchers to manipulate the data in a format appropriate for their analyses. NCHS makes every effort to release data collected through its surveys and data systems in a timely manner.
Users of NCHS public-use data files must comply with data use restrictions to ensure that the information will be used solely for statistical analysis or reporting purposes.
Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.
Also contains links to County & City Data Bank ; State & Metropolitan Area Data Bank ; State & County Quicklinks and MapStats: United States.
NOTE: The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendium program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products - - the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. In preparation for the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget, the Census Bureau did a comprehensive review of a number of programs and had to make difficult proposals to terminate and reduce a number of existing programs in order to acquire funds for higher priority programs. The decision to propose the elimination of this program was not made lightly. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract.
Links to many general and specific national socioeconomic information. These include age & population data, disability, and health insurance.
"These reports provide early release of data from the National Center for Health Statistics' health and demographic surveys. Many of these releases are followed by detailed reports in the Vital and Health Statistics series."
No.1 (1976) - present available in pdf format.
National and state data on notificable diseases, as well as a review of a selected health problem. Issues: vol. 31(1982) - present.
Also includes --
The MMWR Recommendations and Reports contain in-depth articles that relay policy statements for prevention and treatment on all areas in CDC's scope of responsibility (e.g., recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).
The CDC Surveillance Summaries provide a means for CDC programs to disseminate surveillance findings, permitting detailed interpretation of trends and patterns based on those findings.
This title replaces the Monthly Vital Statistics Report (MVSR) effective with Vol. 47, No. 1.
Regular issues cover provisional birth, death, marriage, and divorce statistics.
Four to six special reports are issued per year. Special reports cover final data on births for the previous year, and special topic analyses are issued from time to time.
Also known as the "Rainbow Series"
Annual reports that present detailed vital statistics data, including natality, mortality, marriage and divorce.
Historical Volumes: 1890-1936
Bound Volumes: 1900-1984 and 1985-1993
Above volumes available for download
E-Only volumes: 1994-2000 -- Volumes produced only as download or CD-ROM
United Health Foundation.
"America's Health Rankings" looks at the three public health components -- personal behaviors, community environment and health policies -- and at the overall health outcomes. It combines individual measures of each of these components with the resultant health outcomes into one, comprehensive view of the health of a state. It employs a unique methodology, developed and periodically reviewed by a panel of leading public health scholars, that weights the contributions of various factors, such as smoking, motor vehicle deaths, high school graduation rates, children in poverty, access to care and incidence of preventable disease, to a community's health. The report is based on data from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Commerce, Education and Labor, the National Safety Council and the National Association of State Budget Officers."
"Official population and housing data from the 2006 Census plus business and other data for-- All U.S. counties, Cities with 25,000 or more inhabitants, and Places of 2,500 or more inhabitants."
Minnesota Hospital Association.
These reports are the result of a collaborative design effort between local public health, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) to provide information that is useful and can be compared to reports prepared by the MDH. There are three different reports, each prepared at the county level as well as the regional and state level:
* Discharges and Utilization Rates for Selected Diseases (comparable to the General Mortality PDF report found in the Minnesota Department of Health's Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, 2004 Minnesota Health Statistics Annual Summary report).
* Five Leading Causes of Hospitalization (Excluding Births) by Age (includes number of discharges, hospital days and charges)
* Hospitalization Rates by Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) Chapter and Age Group.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.
Full national data sets are available for download.
The core functions of the Center for Health Statistics include:
Diseases & conditions, health care systems, life states and population, health behaviors and risks, vital statistics
The Minnesota County Health Tables includes information on the following topics: Demographics; Natality; Mortality; Morbidity and Utilization; Chemical Health; Environmental Health; Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs
The mission of MN Community Measurement is to accelerate the improvement of health by publicly reporting health care information.
MNCM develops measures, collects data, and creates reports that drive improvement in health care.
he Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking (MN EPHT) Program gathers and analyzes data about environmental health hazards, people's exposure to hazards, and health effects.
MNHealthScores is where you can find unbiased, trustworthy information on the quality of medical clinics, the experience you can expect to have as a patient, and the general cost you'll have to pay. You can find out how well patients were cared for and their experience at more than 1,400 clinics, 535 medical groups and 140 hospitals in Minnesota and surrounding states. You can learn the costs of various procedures and which medical groups are the most careful with your health care dollars.
MNHealthScores is brought to you by MN Community Measurement, an independent, non-profit community organization. Our mission is to accelerate the improvement of health by publicly reporting health care information. Since 2002, we have collected, analyzed and evaluated health care quality information from Minnesota doctors and clinics. We have published that information online for the public since 2004. We have facilitated the State of Minnesota's mandatory health care reporting program since 2008. And our work has repeatedly been recognized by federal programs and national organizations, including the National Quality Forum, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The information provided on MNHealthScores is objective, unbiased and validated. It cannot be manipulated by outside groups, including the clinics, medical groups and hospitals whose information is reported here.
The Minnesota Public Health Data Access Portal (also called the Data Access Portal) provides access to data on a variety of environmental and health topics.
All topics that the portal has data for are listed on the portal home page and the All Topics page. One tab shows all topics, listed alphabetically, and another shows them listed by category: diseases and conditions, environmental health, and health behaviors and risk factors.
Throughout the pages, you can hover the mouse pointer over some words and charts to get definitions of words, or to show the numbers for the data in charts.
Some topics have data that can be displayed in an interactive map. For these topics, there is a button on the Topic Page that says Map The Data. Clicking this button brings you to a special interactive data mapping page
Minnesota Hospital Association.
Reporting of 106 adverse health events within Minnesota hospitals. Includes current report, previous report and summary information.
"Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography"
"The Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included." 5th edition
New editions after 2011 terminated
Focuses on key information regarding the nation's overall health status, distribution of federal health-care expenditures and services, and CDC's partnerships with the 50 states and DC.
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 500 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website (www.kff.org) and KaiserNetwork.org (www.kaisernetwork.org).
Comparative state-wide health indicators. Viewed as bar graph, map or pie chart. Includes data source
The MEASURE DHS STATcompiler allows users to make custom tables based on hundreds of demographic and health indicators across more than 70 countries. Customize tables to view indicators by background characteristics, over time, and across countries.
The WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) has been incorporated into the Global Health Observatory (GHO) to provide you with more data, more tools, more analysis and more reports.
The country statistical pages bring together the main health data and statistics for each country, as compiled by WHO and partners in close consultation with Member States, and include descriptive and analytical summaries of health indicators for major health topics.
The GHO data repository contains an extensive list of indicators, which can be selected by theme or through a multi-dimension query functionality. It is the World Health Organization's main health statistics repository.
he GHO data repository provides access to over 50 datasets on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others. In addition, the GHO provides on-line access to WHO's annual summary of health-related data for its 194 Member states: the World Health Statistics 2012.
The GHO map gallery includes an extensive list of maps on major health topics.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources.
"A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses."
"HES is the national statistical data warehouse for England of the care provided by NHS hospitals and for NHS hospital patients treated elsewhere. HES is the data source for a wide range of healthcare analysis for the NHS, government and many other organisations and individuals."
The World Bank's Health, Nutrition and Population data platform.
"HNPStats is a one-stop data source for health, nutrition and population indicators from various national and international data sources. It provides direct access to more than 100 indicators, with time series for countries and country groups from 1960 to the most recent year, where data are available."
Created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, and policy analysts. Contains information from 28 countries. Data is free to use, but does require registration. From a project initiated at the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
World Health Organization (WHO)interactive tables that are downloadable to Excel
The NHS Information Centre is England's central, authoritative source of health and social care information for frontline decision makers.
A website that allowes users to generate graphs based on numerical data extracted from the CIA World Factbook. Data from other sources are also included.
Provides nation comparative statistics on a wide range of health indicators. Each indicator may be viewed as a bar chart or map, with some indicators also available as pie charts.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. It also conducts the census in England and Wales every ten years. ONS plays a leading role in national and international good practice in the production of official statistics. It is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority and although they are separate, they are still closely related.
The OECD has been one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data. As well as collecting data, the OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation and more.
Sample and frequently requested data available for free. Complete down-loadable database requires a fee.
"The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system."
"The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations."
The Datafinder "contains data on 137 population, health, and environment variables for more than 220 countries, 28 world regions and sub-regions, and the world as a whole. (Not all countries have data on all variables.)"
List maintained by the Census Bureau of international statistical offices, agencies and departments
In "browse by Subject", choose "health."
Health statistics from the Department of Health, United Kingdom.
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socioeconomic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
In a single electronic platform, the WHO's Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors. In so doing, the Atlas specifically acknowledges the broad range of determinants that influence patterns of infectious disease transmission.
"There is a growing need for high quality information on human resources in health systems to inform decision making for policies and programmes at the national and international levels. The WHO Department of Human Resources for Health has been collecting and compiling cross-nationally comparable data on health workers in all 193 WHO Member States. The data available in the Global Atlas of the Health Workforce is the main outcome of this effort.
Two sets of data are contained in the Global Atlas: a main (aggregated) set and a disaggregated set. The aggregated dataset includes estimates of the stock (absolute numbers) and density (per 1000 population) of health workers for up to 9 occupational categories. This includes: (i) physicians; (ii) nursing and midwifery personnel; (iii) dentistry personnel; (iv) pharmaceutical personnel; (v) laboratory health workers; (vi) environmental and public health workers; (vii) community and traditional health workers; (viii) other health service providers; and (ix) health management and support workers, that is, those who do not provide services directly but are critical to the performance of health systems. In the disaggregated dataset, estimates of the stock of health workers are available for some countries for up to 18 occupational categories, reflecting greater distinction of some categories of workers according to assumed differences in skill level and skill specialization. More information on the framework for categorizing health workers can be found in the definition notes. Selected statistics on other dimensions of the health workforce, such as health workforce demographics are also available for some countries.
Produced by the CIA, includes brief health statistics of over 200 countries and is continuously updated.
Emerging Infectious Diseases is published monthly by the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Peer-reviewed European information on communicable disease surveillance and control. Portions are updated weekly, monthly and quarterly.
The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including the newly emerging or re-emerging infections.
Published by WHO
World Health Organization
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families.
"This web site offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families."
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) supported by Cooperative Agreement 1-U59-MC06980-01 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
Centers For Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control.
Estimates, trends, cases.
"The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category. It is published annually by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), usually in the early fall. The mid-year edition was discontinued after the 2001 reporting year."
Subset of StateHealthFacts.org. 50 state comparisons.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Epidemiology, methodology and the AIDS Epidemic Update
Country-by-county reports of incidence and prevalence.
" The ACS tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests."
Includes the full text of Cancer Facts & Figures
The Cancer Statistics Center website is a comprehensive interactive resource for learning about the cancer burden in the United States. Produced by the American Cancer Society, the website provides detailed statistics on a range of topics including:
*The estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in the current year
*Current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends
*State-level risk factor and screening metrics
The website offers a new way to explore the data the Society publishes in its annual Cancer Facts & Figures report, which it has been producing since 1951. The website also, for the first time, merges data from Society researchers' annual paper, Cancer Statistics, published in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
The American Cancer Society projects the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected each year in order to estimate the contemporary cancer burden because cancer incidence and mortality data lag two to four years behind the current year.
The Cancer Statistics Center website aims to serve the needs of cancer control advocates, journalists, government and private public health agencies, and policy makers, as well as patients, survivors and the general public, in order to promote cancer prevention and control.
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide held by the Descriptive Epidemiology Group (DEP) of IARC. Statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in many countries throughout the world; coverage is for many years and cancer types.
Includes access to GLOBOCAN 2002 ; Automated Childhood Cancer Informatin System (ACCIS) and Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5 I-VIII).
Sections include: Finding cancer statistics; understanding cancer statistics; statistical tools and data
Statistics include cancer incidence, mortality, and survival data from population-based cancer registeries in the United States.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)>
Facts and figures. Contains links to previous years reports as well.
The Changing DiabetesÂ® Barometer (CDB) is a worldwide quality monitoring system for diabetes management developed to measure the gains made in the fight against diabetes. A Novo Nordisk initiative, the Barometer is an essential tool in the effort to change how diabetes is dealt with around the world. The framework of the Barometer is built on three cornerstones: Measure, Share, Improve. Through measuring the quality of diabetes care and sharing this data with each other, improvements can be made.
- See data on quality of care, cost of diabetes, access to care and prevalence of diabetes
- Compare data between countries
Centers for Disease Control
National, State and County Data
2014 edition (pdf)
International Diabetes Federation
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC, a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK))
Digestive disease statistics for the U.S.
Prevalence and mortality of heart disease and stroke by age, gender and race. Links to the annualHeart Disease and Stroke Statistics
British Heart Foundation statistics website.
"comprehensive and up-to-date source of statistics on the burden, prevention, treatment and causes of heart disease in the UK."
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
"The NHLBI Chartbook is a biennial compilation of data on the size and trends of morbidity and mortality from the cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases. While most charts describe national prevalence, hospitalizations, and mortality statistics, some of them provide additional information by state or country. Risk factors estimates and the economic costs of these diseases are also included."
Interactive atlas. Includes data query for creating own data tables, interactive mapping and static maps and resources.
Nationally Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (CDC).
Includes annual list of notifiable conditions, as well as historical lists
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
Collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. Includes downloadable atlas and reference table.s
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Centers For Disease Control
Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Oral Health Indicators
- Dental Visit. Adults aged 18+ who have visited a dentist or dental clinic in the past year.
- Teeth Cleaning. Adults aged 18+ who have had their teeth cleaned in the past year (among adults with natural teeth who have ever visited a dentist or dental clinic).
- Complete Tooth Loss. Adults aged 65+ who have lost all of their natural teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease.
- Lost 6 or More Teeth. Adults aged 65+ who have lost six or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease.
- Fluoridation Status. Percentage of people served by public water systems who receive fluoridated water.
- Caries Experience. Percentage of 3rd grade students with caries experience, including treated and untreated tooth decay.
- Untreated Tooth Decay. Percentage of 3rd grade students with untreated tooth decay.
- Dental Sealants. Percentage of 3rd grade students with dental sealants on at least one permanent molar tooth.
- Cancer of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx. Oral and pharyngeal cancer comprises a diverse group of malignant tumors that affect the oral cavity and pharynx (mouth and throat).
Oral health profiles by country. Includes statistics on dental caries, tooth mortality, oral mucosal lesions, oral health manpower, health care systems, sugar consumption and fluoride exposure
Provides access to several EPA databases to provide information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. Can also generate maps of environmental information.
AHRQ's Archive contains outdated information that may be useful for historical or research interest.
This includes historical reports on hospitalization, diagnosis, prevalence, treatment, screening, disparities, effectiveness and costs.
"For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians.
These reports, used by policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others, have radically changed our understanding of the efficiency and effectiveness of our health care system. This valuable data forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.
This website provides access to all Atlas reports and publications, as well as interactive tools to allow visitors to view specific regions and perform their own comparisons and analyses.
Wealth of data-sets on home health care, hospital compare, healthcare supplier data, and more.
"HCUPnet is an on-line query system that gives access to the largest set of all-payer health care databases that are publicly available. Generate tables and graphs on national and regional statistics and trends for community hospitals in the U.S. In addition, community hospital data are available for those States that have agreed to participate in HCUPnet.
HCUPnet is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). HCUPnet generates statistics using data from HCUP's Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), and the State Inpatient Databases (SID).
HCUP data are used for research on hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes. The data are used to describe patterns of care for uncommon as well as common diseases, to analyze hospital procedures, including those that are performed infrequently, and to study the care of population sub-groups such as minorities, children, women, and the uninsured. Researchers and policymakers use HCUP data to identify, track, analyze and compare hospital statistics at the national, regional and State levels.
For more information go to: HCUP-US Web site: http://www.ahrq.gov/data/hcup/"
Tool provides information on how well the hospitals in an area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. Helps compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public.
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
Data and analysis on health care plans, expenditures, program rates, trends, consumer research and more.
"Have the option of downloading the data used in the search and compare tools onto your computer. Please note that the download-able databases are zipped Microsoft Access databases, for use primarily by health policy researchers and the media. In order to use the download-able databases, you must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Access."
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the U.S. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
MEPS currently has two major components: the Household Component and the Insurance Component. The Household Component provides data from individual households and their members, which is supplemented by data from their medical providers. The Insurance Component is a separate survey of employers that provides data on employer-based health insurance.
MEPS also includes a Medical Provider Component (MPC), which covers hospitals, physicians, home health care providers, and pharmacies identified by MEPS-HC respondents. Its purpose is to supplement and/or replace information received from the MEPS-HC respondents.
Links to various statistical summaries, query tools, downloadable data files and projected expenditures for the Household Component of the MEPS survey; as well as information for the Medical Provider component, insurance component and nursing home component.
Search for chartbooks, methodology reports, statistical briefs and working papers.
Gives a snapshot of hospitals' performance in three key areas: heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Can quickly see how often a particular Minnesota hospital provides the care that is expected when patients have one of these three conditions. Can also easily compare how different hospitals perform.
The Area Resource File is a collection of data from more than 50 sources, including:
- American Medical Association
- American Hospital Association
- US Census Bureau
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- National Center for Health Statistics
The Health Resources County Comparison Tool (HRCCT) is intended to enable local health planners, administrators and researchers to compare health status indicators and available health resources for their county (or county equivalents) to peer counties nationwide. Peer counties are those that are similar in population size, density, age distribution, and poverty.
By occupation and by state
The NHDS collects data from a sample of approximately 270,000 inpatient records acquired from a national sample of about 500 hospitals.
"The medical abstract form and the automated data tapes contain items that relate to the personal characteristics of the patient. These items include age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, and expected sources of payment. Administrative items such as admission and discharge dates (which allow calculation of length of stay), as well as discharge status are also included. Medical information about patients includes diagnoses and procedures coded to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)."
The Safety Net Monitoring Initiative has been archived, but all data is available.
Access to all the data included in the Safety Net Monitoring Initiative. 118 measures are available for 30 States and the District of Columbia, including 355 counties and 172 cities in 90 metropolitan areas, as well as all 1,818 counties (both metropolitan and non-metropolitan) in those States. The Profile Tool will guide you step-by-step to obtain the statistics you need, and can be used to generate reports that compare multiple measures for one or more geographic areas.
The University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help states monitor rates of health insurance coverage, understand factors associated with access to care, and to utilize data for implementation of health reform. In addition to providing health policy analysis, SHADAC provides technical assistance to federal agencies that conduct health insurance surveys, and states that conduct their own surveys and/or use data from national surveys. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between health insurance data and the policy making process. SHADAC produces timely and targeted health policy research with a focus on deriving lessons from state variations in policy and outcomes in the national context. SHADAC maintains an ongoing research agenda related to issues of health insurance coverage and access to care, data collection methods, and state health policy.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) partnered with the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to expand DATA2020, the HealthyPeople.gov data search function, to include a tool that shows health disparities information for measurable, populationâbased objectives where data are available.
U.S. Coast Guard.
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Fatalities,injuries associated with children's products (toys, etc.), poisonings, electrocutions, fires, fireworks, sports & recreation and shopping carts.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities. Includes customize data tables, publications and overviews
The purpose of this Web site is to provide an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and other sources and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.
To provide a forum for international exchange and collaboration among injury researchers who develop and promote international standards in injury data collection and analysis.
Some of the databases included: Mortality Data / Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data / Emergency Department Visit Data / Health Interview Data and more.
Facts, data and publications.
Facts sheets covering general injuries, unintentional injuries and violence.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
provides statistics on the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Includes the Traffic Safety Annual Report and the State Traffic Safety Information Website.
"The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) contains data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality. This FARS Query System provides interactive public access to fatality data through this web interface."
Includes reports on trends, crashes, vehicles, people and states and a search-able database.
"STSI is a by-State profile of traffic safety data and information including: crash statistics, economic costs, legislation status, funding programs, et al."
Directory of links to sites with accident/injury statistics
American Public Transportation Association.
Reports fatalities and injuries that occur on public transit systems. All data is United States.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
See Section 3: Accidents
March of Dimes
Provides free access to US, state, county, and city maternal & infant health data. Contains over 60,000 graphs, maps and tables.
From the National Center for Health Statistics, a collection of vital statistics products including tables, data files, and reports that allow users to access and examine vital statistics and population data interactively.
Currently only births and perinatal mortality is available.
Office of Minority Health. Mental health statistics specifically related to minorities.
National Institute of Mental Health
SAMHDA (Substance Abuse & Mental health Data Archive) provides free, ready access to comprehensive research data in a variety of formats and promotes the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others. The goal is to increase the use of the data to most accurately understand and assess substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems. Data include the U.S. general and special populations, annual series, and designs that produce nationally representative estimates. Some of the data acquired and archived under SAMHDA have never before been publicly distributed.
"Released to the public on April 14, 1997. This atlas shows all leading causes of death by race and sex for small U.S. geographic areas referred to as Health Service Areas (HSA's). The 18 causes of death included in this atlas account for 83 percent of all deaths in the United States during 1988-92. In addition to maps with age-adjusted death rates for each HSA, the atlas includes maps that compare each HSA rate to the national rate, smoothed maps for each cause that show the broad geographic patterns at selected ages, and a chart with regional rates for each cause of death."
Provides interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers.
Underlying Cause-Of-Death for years 1979-2003.
Contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties. Counts and rates of death can be obtained by underlying cause of death, state, county, age, race, sex, and year.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Centers for Disease Control
Adult Obesity Facts
Childhood Obesity Facts
Nutrition, Physical Activity, Breastfeeding and Obesity : risk factors, surveys, and studies
Prevalence maps and state tracking
World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity.
World Obesity has ndeveloped a number of resources available to the public and our members. Provides comprehensive current data on our World maps of obesity for children and adults. Full references and details are supplied for each country with data. Within our Obesity data portal we provide a number of charts, tables and slides available for review and download.
Joint project of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of the Census.
US Census Bureau
Collection of charts on national health status indicators, health manpower and services, rural areas and rural hospitals around the United States.
Randy K. Randolph, Katherin Gaul, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Features PDF files of "Rural Populations and Health Care Providers: A Map Book". This book, through the use of maps, provides a visual picture of the geographic distribution of rural populations and the health care providers that serve them. For the most complete understanding of the maps, it is suggested you read the introducing text
(Formerly the Rural Assistance Center).
The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
The Rural Indicators Map Machine is an Internet-based mapping utility that provides a visualization of indicators for rural areas available from Economic Research Service. These indicators include the Urban Influence Code, the Rural-urban Continuum Code, and the Rural-urban Commuting Area Code, Population, ethnic percentages and household incomes.
It is an archived project, but it is still active.
Web Site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum)
"The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data." Includes links to other age-related statistical information.
Reports that provide the latest data on the 37 key indicators selected by the Forum to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.
Administration on Aging.
Wide variety of information on aging. Includes Profile of Older Americans and County-State Aging Population Estimates.
Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction.
The resources cover a variety of drug related issues, including information on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.
Provides national data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse; drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases and the nation's substance abuse treatment system. Additional resources available are the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) and the Treatment episode Data Set (TEDS).
Drinking, smoking, marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drug use statistics.
Provides ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data. Features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the archive.
OPTN: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
National, regional, state and custom reports
UNOS: United Network for Organ Sharing.
National, regional, state and custom reports
USTransplant.org: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
Includes fastfacts, annual and national reports.
National Center for Health Statistics
Quick Health Data Online is an interactive system that provides reliable and easily accessible health data to help assess needs, develop programs, and inform policies. The system is for anyone looking for US health data and is used by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students.
Fact sheets are now available for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each fact sheet presents a snapshot of demographic characteristics as well as a variety of health status indicators for females within the area
Women's Health and Mortality Chartbook is a statistical resource on women's health in each of the states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The chartbook was developed to provide readers with an easy-to-use collection of current jurisdiction data on critical issues of relevance to women. A total of 28 different health indicators are featured, which highlight some of the key issues related to women's health that are being measured regularly at the state level.
Developed by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Women's Health) to provide an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities.
- Age Distribution
- Family Characteristics
- Birth Order
- Health Status
- Population Density
- Population Dynamics
- Population Control
- Population Growth
- Residence Characteristics
- Sex Distribution
- Sex Ratio
- Data Collection
- Geriatric assessment
- Health Care Surveys
- Health Surveys
- Nutrition Assessment
- Vital Statistics
- Life Expectancy
- Life Tables
- Basic Reproduction Number
- Cause of Death
- Child Mortality
- Fatal Outcome
- Fetal Mortality
- Hospital Mortality
- Infant Mortality
- Maternal Mortality
- Survival Rate
- Pregnancy Rate
- Birth Rate
- Disease Notification
- Epidemiologic Research Design
- Control Groups
- Cross-Over Studies
- Double-Blind Method
- Match-Pair Analysis
- Random Allocation
- Reproducibility of Results
- Sample Size
- Sensitivity and Specificity
- Predictive Value of Tests
- Single-Blind Method
- Epidemiologic Study Characteristics
- Clinical Trials
- Clinical Trials, Phase I
- Clinical Trials, Phase II
- Clinical Trials, Phase III
- Clinical Trials, Phase IV
- Controlled Clinical Trials
- Randomized Controlled Trials
- Multicenter Studies
- Epidemiologic Studies
- Case-Control Studies
- Retrospective Studies
- Cohort Studies
- Follow-Up Studies
- Longitudinal Studies
- Prespective Studies
- Cross-Sectional Studies
- Seroepidemiologic Studies
- Case-Control Studies
- Feasibility Studies
- Intervention Studies
- Pilot Projects
- Sampling Studies
- Twin Studies
- Clinical Trials
- Factor Analysis, Statisticsl
- Llogistic Models
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Factors
- Survival Analysis
- Disease-Free Survival