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National Health Statistics
Fast Stats A-Z
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.
America's Health Ranking
Combines individual measures of several health determinants with the resultant health outcomes into one, comprehensive view of the health of a state.
Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
This dataset provides key health indicators for local communities and encourages dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve community health (e.g., obesity, heart disease, cancer).
National Center for Health Statistics
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency, compiling statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system.
H-Cup net (Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project)
A tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for identifying, tracking and analyzing national hospital statistics.
Tracks live births within the United States for U.S. and non-U.S. residents.
Cancer statistics by year, state, age group, race, ethnicity, gender, and childhood cancers.
U.S. county-based mortality data. Tracks cause of death by state, county, age, race, sex, and year.
Statistics focusing on the well-being of children in the U.S. From the Annie E, Casey Foundation.
CDC Home Page
The CDC′s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Try CDC Sortable Stats, Sortable Stats is an interactive data set of behavioral risk factors and health indicators. The data set combines statistics from all U.S. States, U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia. Users can view, sort and analyze data at the state, regional and national level. Microsoft Sliverlight, a free plug-in, is required to run Sortable Stats.
500 Cities Project
The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
The CDC's National Environmental Public Health tracking Program is building a national integrated environmental and public health information system that supports national efforts to standardize and facilitate the electronic exchange of information. Linking environmental and health data will enable a timely response to potential health problems related to the environment.
Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH, Former Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is a nationwide network of health and environmental data, brought together for the purpose of improving the health of local communities. Three distinct areas are highlighted:
- Hazard Monitoring
- Exposure Surveillance
- Health Effects Surveillance
Both state and national-level data and resources are available:
Find data about the United States, including maps and population, demographic, and economic data.
Partners Health Data Tools
U.S. health statistics on a state and county level.
National Institutes of Health
Links to health information and statistics from different Institutes of the NIH. Click on the images to access the sites:
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau's Fact Finder is a central, comprehensive source for U.S. population, housing, demographic and geographic data.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. NOTE: The Statistical Abstract is no longer being updated by the federal government. However, the data is still available from the Census Bureau and other federal departments.