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Article Databases and Indexes

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PubMed Authentication Required

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

MICROMEDEX Authentication Required

Provides access to drug information resources, including AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, MARTINDALE, MSDS from USP, PDR, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, REPRORISK System, and TOMES System

OVID MEDLINE Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Covers the most of the sciences, including veterinary medicine and zoology. Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 70% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work. Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "8,850 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines." Impact factors for many journals is also available. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Library Catalog

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources


Clinical Key Authentication Required

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide fast, clinically-relevant answers. It contains an array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images, as well as point-of-care content from First Consult. The html content for ebooks can be viewed without logging in to a personal account, but in order to view the PDF book chapters users are required to log in to ClinicalKey with a personal account.

Multimedia Materials

Image Resources Authentication Required

The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

APA Reference Style Guide (from Northern Michigan University)

Nice APA style resource with many examples of citation formats, as well as nursing and health-specific examples.

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Includes recommended citation format styles for journals, books, conference publications, patents, audio visuals, electronic information, maps, legal materials, newspaper articles, bibliographies, dissertations, and scientific reports. "Internet formats" supplement available at

Writing Guides

Scientific Writing 2.0 A Reader and Writer's Guide

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.

Library Information

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Resources for U of M Preceptors

Welcome! This website is a resource for preceptors for the University of Minnesota health sciences programs. Please Note: Some resources are only available to preceptors with faculty status.

Maintained by: Katherine Chew

Last updated August 15, 2017

On this page:

Library Services

For non-faculty preceptors (those without official U of M appointments), please go to the Community Outreach page.

Workshop Recordings

Can't make one of our workshops? Here's your alternative. Online instructional Videos & Tutorials are available for a variety of topics. Check it out!

EurekAlert!: Medicine & Health

Breaking news, medical/science news releases, and more...

Health News from MedlinePlus

The past 30 days of news from the New York Times Syndicate, Reuters Health Information and others. News can be viewed by date or topic.

Reuters: Health News Headlines

Major health news from around the world

University of Minnesota: Health Talk (AHC News Releases)

Recent news from the Academic Health Center

American Family Physician

This is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Library Catalog

Search MNCAT, the libraries' catalog, to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic. Please note that non-faculty preceptors (those without official U of M appointments) may also want to check MnLINK for resources in your proximity and/or information you can use to request interlibrary loans through your local public library.


For non-faculty preceptors, this combined catalog of the library resources of the state of Minnesota offers a wealth of materials which can be borrowed through the electronic InterLibrary Loan form on the University Libraries' home page. MnLINK also allows selective searching in specific libraries or regions, making it possible to locate materials in public libraries in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area that are within commuting range of the University's campuses.


You must have a library card from any public library in the state of Minnesota. This card will enable you to search for books and journals, as well as request items through Inter Library Loan (Ill).


Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. Includes MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (articles more recent than found in MEDLINE). USE THIS LINK IF YOU HAVE AN OFFICIAL U OF M APPOINTMENT AND ARE A FACULTY PRECEPTOR.

PubMed - Public Version

Primary source of journal citations for the health sciences - the public version provides limited full text access to journal articles. Includes MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (articles more recent than found in MEDLINE). USE THIS LINK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN OFFICIAL U OF M APPOINTMENT AND ARE A NON-FACULTY PRECEPTOR.

ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota

"Search ELM for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks, and information from reference sources available to all Minnesota residents at no charge!"


A public library card from the state of Minnesota gives you access to this database and full text journal articles.

Bio-Medical Library: Guide - Evidence Based Practice

A guide to some of the most useful evidence- based practice resources on the Web.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF)

"An independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services".

National Cancer Instiute

Reliable information for practitioners and consumers regarding types of cancer, treatment, clinical trials, and more.

CDC Wonder

WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.

Cochrane Library

"The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care."

Department of Health

The MN Department of Health operates programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, family and community health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers and facilities. It also includes data and statistics.


Center for drug evaluation and research.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

"The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use".

Lab Tests Online

"A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing."

Merck Manual

Online medical textbook that includes descriptions of hundreds of diseases.

Univadis: A Trusted Medical Reference

A "medical portal designed specifically for physicians and other healthcare providers."

Univadis is a service from Aptus Health. Aptus Health (AH) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

Please Note: Registration Required


Commercial free, reliable, free health information including health topics, drug information, health news, medical encyclopedia and dictionary, interactive tutorials, and more.

PubMed Health

PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. It specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question "What works?" in medical and health care.

PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Health Statistics and Data Sources

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.

Maintained by: Katherine Chew

Last updated December 4, 2017

On this page:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Data & Statistics

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

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, provides a central way to search and discover data and allows for visualizations (e.g., charts, maps, and filtered views), and syndication. The 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.

Health Data Tools and Statistics

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: Health Statistics

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: Health Services Research Information Central: Data Tools and Statistics

HSRIC is a research portal of health services research resources providing numerous Internet links to data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts, discussion groups, and more.

ResDAC: Research Data Assistance Center

"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."

Find a CMS Data File

By category, program, privacy level and list of top requested sites.

CMS Data Request Center

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."

GIS and Public Health

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.

Green Book : Background Material and Data on Programs Within the Jurisdiction of the House Committee on Ways and Means

"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 : With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans with Special Feature on Adults 55-64 Years

"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

"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

IPUMS: Integrated Public Use Microdata Series

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.

IHIS: Integrated Health Interview Series

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.

IPUMS-DHS (Demographic & Health Series)

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.

NAPP: North Atlantic Population Project

Census microdata from Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States from 1703 to 1911

NHGIS: National Historical Geographic Information System

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

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.

National Center for Health Statistics

The NCHS website is designed to provide users with quick and easy access to a wide range of information and data available from NCHS.

Longitudinal Studies of Aging

Collaborative project of NCHS and the National Institute on Aging. A multicohort study of persons aged 70 years and older.

National Health Care Surveys

Designed to answer key questions of interest to health care policy makers, public health professionals and researchers.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

A nationwide examination survey designed to collect information about the health and diet of people in the United States.

National Health Interview Survey

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.

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

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.

National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)

Collects and disseminates the Nation's official vital statistics on births, marriages, divorces and deaths.

State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS)

Collects key health care data at state and local levels through a variety of smaller surveys.

Data Access Tools

Interactive tables and data

Health Data Interactive

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

Health Indicators Warehouse

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.

NCHS Survey Measures Catalog

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.

Indian Health Service: Division of Program Statistics

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.


  • Trends in Indian Health
  • Regional Differences in Indian Health
  • Indian Health Focus: Injuries
  • Injury Data and Resources

    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

    Life tables are annual reports that track life expectancy in the United States each year by age, race and sex.

    National Death Index

    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.

    Public-Use Data Files and Documentation

    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.

    Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2011)

    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.

    U.S. Census Bureau: People and Households - Data By Subject

    Links to many general and specific national socioeconomic information. These include age & population data, disability, and health insurance.

    Advanced Data from Vital and Health Statistics

    "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.

    MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

    National and state data on notificable diseases, as well as a review of a selected health problem. Issues: vol. 31(1982) - present.

    Also includes --

  • Recommendations & Reports vol.39 (1990) - present

    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).

  • Surveillance Summeries vol. 32 (1983) - present.

    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.

  • National Vital Statistics Report

    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.

    Vital and Health Statistics Series

    Also known as the "Rainbow Series"

  • Series 1. Programs and Collection Procedure
  • Series 2. Data Evaluation and Methods Research
  • Series 3. Analytical and Epidemiological Studies
  • Series 4. Documents and Committee Reports
  • Series 5. International Vital and Health Statistics Reports
  • Series 6. Cognition and Survey Measurement
  • Series 10. Data From the National Health Interview Survey
  • Series 11. Data From the National Health Examination Survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  • Series 12. Data From the Institutionalized Populations Surveys
  • Series 13. Data From the National Health Care Survey
  • Series 14. Data on Health Resources: Manpower and Facilities
  • Series 15. Data From Special Surveys
  • Series 16. Compilations of Advance Data From Vital and Health Statistics
  • Series 20. Data on Mortality
  • Series 21. Data on Natality, Marriage, and Divorce
  • Series 22. Data From the National Mortality and Mortality Natality Surveys
  • Series 23. Data From the National Survey of Family Growth
  • Series 24. Compilations of Data on Natality, Mortality, Marriage, and Divorce

  • Vital Statistics of the United States

    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

    America's Health Rankings

    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."

    City & County Data Book (2007)

    "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."

    Community Health Reports

    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.

    County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

    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.

    Minnesota Center for Health Statistics

    The core functions of the Center for Health Statistics include:

  • The collection and analysis of health-related data
  • The design and implementation of public health surveys
  • The coordination of health data collection efforts at the state and local level
  • The provision of technical assistance and consultation

  • Data and Statistics

    Diseases & conditions, health care systems, life states and population, health behaviors and risks, vital statistics

    Minnesota County Health Profiles

    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

    MN Community Measurement

    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.

    Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking

    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.

    Minnesota HealthScores

    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.

    Minnesota Public Health Data Access

    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

    Patient Safety: Adverse Health Events in MInnesota

    Minnesota Hospital Association.

    Reporting of 106 adverse health events within Minnesota hospitals. Includes current report, previous report and summary information.

    State and County QuickFacts

    "Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography"

    State and Metropolitan Area Data Book

    "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

    State Health Profiles

    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. 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. provides data on more than 500 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website ( and ( Health Statistics

    Comparative state-wide health indicators. Viewed as bar graph, map or pie chart. Includes data source

    Demographic and Health Surveys

    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.

    Global Health Observatory

    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.

    Country Statistics

    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.

    Data Repository

    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.

    Map Gallery

    The GHO map gallery includes an extensive list of maps on major health topics.

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources.

    Global Health Facts

    "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."

    HESonline: Hospital Episode Statistics

    "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."

    Human Mortality Database

    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.

    Mortality and global health estimates: Life expectancy & Life Tables

    World Health Organization (WHO)interactive tables that are downloadable to Excel

    National Health Service: The Information Centre: Statistics & Data Collections

    The NHS Information Centre is England's central, authoritative source of health and social care information for frontline decision makers. Health Statistics

    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.

    Office for National Statistics: Health and Social Care

    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.

    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Health Statistics

    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.

    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

    "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."

    Health Data

  • PAHO Basic Indicator Data Base -- includes online table generator
  • Health Situation in the Americas
  • Country Health Profiles
  • Basic Health Indicator Atlas
  • Reference Documents

  • Population Reference Bureau: Datafinder

    "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.)"

    Statistical Agencies (International)

    List maintained by the Census Bureau of international statistical offices, agencies and departments

    Statistics Canada

    In "browse by Subject", choose "health."

    Statistics: Department of Health UK

    Health statistics from the Department of Health, United Kingdom.

    U. S. Census Bureau International Data Base (IDB)

    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.

    Global Health Atlas (communicable diseases)

    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.

    Global Atlas of the Health Workforce

    "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.

    World Factbook

    Produced by the CIA, includes brief health statistics of over 200 countries and is continuously updated.

    Emerging Infectious Diseases

    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.

    Weekly Epidemiological Record

    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

    Child Health

    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."

    Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health

    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).

    FastStats: Child Health

    Centers For Disease Control

    Basic Statistics

    Centers for Disease Control.

    Estimates, trends, cases.

    HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report

    "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." HIV/AIDS

    Subset of 50 state comparisons.


    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

    Epidemiology, methodology and the AIDS Epidemic Update

    UNAIDS: Know Your Epidemic

    Country-by-county reports of incidence and prevalence.

    American Cancer Society: Statistics

    " 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

    Cancer Statistics Center

    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).

    National Cancer Institute: Cancer Statistics

    Sections include: Finding cancer statistics; understanding cancer statistics; statistical tools and data

    SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results)

    Statistics include cancer incidence, mortality, and survival data from population-based cancer registeries in the United States.

    United States Cancer Statistics

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)>

    Facts and figures. Contains links to previous years reports as well.

    Changing Diabetes Barometer

    The Changing Diabetes® 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

    Data And Statistics

    Centers for Disease Control

    National, State and County Data

    Facts And Figures

    International Diabetes Federation

    Digestive Disease Statistics

    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.

    American Heart Assiciation: Statistics

    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

    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, Lund and Blood Institute Morbidity and Mortality Chartbook

    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."

    Global Atlas of Infectous Diseases

    Interactive atlas. Includes data query for creating own data tables, interactive mapping and static maps and resources.

    National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)

    Nationally Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (CDC).

    Downloads & Resources

    Includes annual list of notifiable conditions, as well as historical lists

    Kidney Diseases: Statistics

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

    Health Statistics: Urologic Diseases

    National Institute of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases

    USRDS: United States Renal Data System

    Collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. Includes downloadable atlas and reference table.s

    Data and Statistics

    National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

    FastStats: Oral & Dental Health

    Centers For Disease Control

    Oral Health Data

    Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    National Oral Health Surveillance System

    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).

    WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Programme (CAPP)

    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

    Envirofacts Data Warehouse

    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.

    Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Archives

    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.

    Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

    "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:"

    Hospital Compare

    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.

    [Medicare/Medicaid] Research, Statistics, Data & Systems

    Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).

    Data and analysis on health care plans, expenditures, program rates, trends, consumer research and more.

    Medicare Search & Compare Databases

    "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."

    MEPS: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

    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.

    Data & Statistics

    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.

    Minnesota Hospital Quality Report

    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.

    Area Resource File

    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

    Health Resources County Comparison Tool (HRCCT)

    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.

    Health Workforce Statistics

    By occupation and by state

    National Hospital Discharge Survey

    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)."

    Safety Net Profile Tool

    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.

    SHADAC: State Health Access Data Assistance Center

    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.

    Health Disparities Data Tool

    The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) partnered with the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to expand DATA2020, the data search function, to include a tool that shows health disparities information for measurable, population–based objectives where data are available.

    Consumer Product-Related Statistics

    Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    Fatalities,injuries associated with children's products (toys, etc.), poisonings, electrocutions, fires, fireworks, sports & recreation and shopping carts.

    Injuries, Illness and Fatalities

    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

    National Center for Health Statistics: Injury Data and Resources

    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.

    International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on Injury Statistics

    To provide a forum for international exchange and collaboration among injury researchers who develop and promote international standards in injury data collection and analysis.

    NCHS Data Bases

    Some of the databases included: Mortality Data / Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data / Emergency Department Visit Data / Health Interview Data and more.

    Injury Fact Book

    Downloadable pdf.

    Injury Topics and Facts Sheets

    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.

    National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    provides statistics on the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Includes the Traffic Safety Annual Report and the State Traffic Safety Information Website.

    Fatatlity Analysis Reporting System (FAS)

    "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.

    State Traffic Safety Information Website

    "STSI is a by-State profile of traffic safety data and information including: crash statistics, economic costs, legislation status, funding programs, et al." Accident/Injury Statistics

    Directory of links to sites with accident/injury statistics

    Public Transportation Safety and Security Statistics

    American Public Transportation Association.

    Reports fatalities and injuries that occur on public transit systems. All data is United States.


    Bureau of Transportation Statistics


    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.

    Mental Health Data/Statistics

    Office of Minority Health. Mental health statistics specifically related to minorities.

    NIMH: Statistics

    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.

    Atlas of United States Mortality

    "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."

    Cancer Mortaltiy: Maps & Graphs

    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.

    Compressed Mortality File

    CDC Wonder.

    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.

    Health Statistics: Overweight and Obesity

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)


    Adult Obesity Facts

    Childhood Obesity Facts

    Surveillance Systems

    Nutrition, Physical Activity, Breastfeeding and Obesity : risk factors, surveys, and studies

    Data, Maps and Trends

    Prevalence maps and state tracking

    Obesity Data Portal

    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.

    Current Population Survey

    Joint project of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of the Census.

    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis: Cartographic Archive

    Collection of charts on national health status indicators, health manpower and services, rural areas and rural hospitals around the United States.

    Rural Populations and Health Care Providers: A Map Book

    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

    RHIhub: Rural Health Information Hub

    (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.

    Rural Indicators Map Machine

    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.

    Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being

    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.

    Aging Statistics

    Administration on Aging.

    Wide variety of information on aging. Includes Profile of Older Americans and County-State Aging Population Estimates.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):Trends And Statistics

    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.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMNSA) Office of Applied Studies

    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).

    National Survey on Drug Use & Health

    Drinking, smoking, marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drug use statistics.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

    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.

    Data Reports

    OPTN: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

    National, regional, state and custom reports


    UNOS: United Network for Organ Sharing.

    National, regional, state and custom reports

    National Transplantation Statistics Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

    Includes fastfacts, annual and national reports.

    FASTATS: Women's Health

    National Center for Health Statistics

    Office on Women's Health: Quick Health Data Online

    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.

    State Fact Sheets

    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 & Mortality Chartbook

    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.

    Women's Health USA

    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
    • Censuses
    • Family Characteristics
      • Birth Order
    • Health Status
    • Population Density
    • Population Dynamics
      • Population Control
      • Population Growth
    • Residence Characteristics
    • Sex Distribution
      • Sex Ratio

    Epidemiologic Methods

    • Data Collection
      • Geriatric assessment
      • Health Care Surveys
      • Health Surveys
      • Interviews
      • Narration
      • Nutrition Assessment
      • Questionnaires
      • Records
      • Registries
      • Vital Statistics
        • Life Expectancy
        • Life Tables
        • Mordibity
          • Basic Reproduction Number
          • Incidence
          • Prevalence
        • Mortality
          • 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
        • Meta-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
        • Feasibility Studies
        • Intervention Studies
        • Pilot Projects
        • Sampling Studies
        • Twin Studies
      • Statistics
        • Factor Analysis, Statisticsl
        • Probability
          • Risk
            • Llogistic Models
            • Risk Assessment
            • Risk Factors
        • Survival Analysis
          • Disease-Free Survival