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Data Resources & Support: Datasets

CDC Datasets

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. Examples of available data include:

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
  • National Health Care Surveys
  • National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)
  • National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
  • National Immunization Survey (NIS)
  • Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOA)
  • State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS)
  • NCHS Data Linkage (including Medicare Feasibility Data)


The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) maintains interactive tables and databases including:

  • Health Data Interactive
  • VitalStats
  • The Health Indicators Warehouse
  • NCHS Survey Measures Catalog
  • Healthy People 2010
  • WISQARS injury and mortality related data