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Statistical Indexes & Databases

Major Sources of Health Statistics

  • America's Health Rankings
    This report looks at the four groups of health determinants that can be affected: behavior, community and environment, public and health policies, and clinical care.
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    BRFSS is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984.
  • CDC WONDER
    WONDER online databases utilize a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data. Reports and other query systems are also available.
  • CDC: Data & Statistics
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearinghouse for data and statistics by topic.
  • Determinants of Health: Healthy People 2020
    Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
  • Global Health Atlas from WHO
    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.
  • Global Health Observatory (GHO)
    The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation.
  • Health Data Tools and Statistics
    Resources compiled by Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries.
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
    HCUP (pronounced "H-CUP") family of health care databases and related software tools and products is made possible by a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • HealthData.gov
    This site, sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to make health data more accessible.
  • Measuring Healthcare Quality
    National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    The NCHS is the principal resource for health statistics.
  • NIH Data Sharing Repositories
    This is a table that lists NIH-supported data repositories that accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others). Also included are resources that aggregate information about biomedical data and information sharing systems.
  • WHO Global InfoBase
    A data warehouse that collects, stores and displays information on chronic diseases and their risk factors for all WHO member states.
  • World Health Orgainization: Data & Statistics
    WHO is an agency of the United Nations and coordinates international health initiatives and research.

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