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In addition to the more specific sources listed on the above tabs, there are also Internet sites that can help you search a variety of sources for statistical information. Some of these are for information from the U.S. and state government, while others are more broad in scope.
Topics include: MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey); HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project); HIV & AIDS Cost & Use; Safety Net Monitoring Initiative (vulnerable populations - access to care). This chart will help you decide which database to look at: http://www.ahrq.gov/data/dataresources.htm.
This is the CDC's main site, with links to a myriad of popular topics, publications, and research tools. Provides access to complete information about the agency and its various components, as well as funding, statistics and publications.
Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics, this site is composed of an index that links to quick statistical information sheets on a multitude of topics and geographic areas. The fact sheets in turn link to relevant statistical sources.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Most health topics will have a link to statistics.
Published between 1879-2012 by the U.S. Census Bureau, sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. Ceased publication after 2011.
Provides information about Health & Nutrition, Health Insurance, Health by Population Group, Prescription Drugs, and more. USA.gov is an interagency initiative administered by the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Communications.
This page searches the extensive World Health Organization (WHO) Statistical Information System. Although the actual search interface is restricted to WHO documents, often they in turn point to outside sources.
Demographics are statistics used to describe the characteristics or composition of a population group. They tend to cover social and economic characteristics, but type and level of information gathered varies from survey to survey.
Although WHO does not directly provide demographic information, it does provide links to demographic information on member states; see “List of WHO Member States.”
Vital statistics include births, deaths, marriages and divorces. They are often kept by all levels of government agencies, although in the United States gathering the data is specifically a state responsibility.
The World Health Organization provides international birth and death information as provided to them by member states. Select “Crude Birth Rate” or “Crude Death Rate” from the pull-down “Indicators” menu.
Official source of demographic planning for State planning & budgeting.
Mortality and Morbidity Statistics
Mortality statistics are the rates at which a specific population group die of certain diseases and conditions. Morbidity statistics are the number of people in a specific population group affected by certain diseases and conditions.
DATA2010 is based on the “Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health” program. The program tracks data on 487 objectives in 28 focus areas for the United States as a whole. Certain indicators are also provided on a state level. The actual data is provided through the CDC Wonder system. To use the data tables, you can either log on as an anonymous user or register.
Part of the Centers for Disease Control, this site allows you to search the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for information on a specific state, as well as New York City, the District of Columbia and certain U.S. territories.
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides health-related statistics on an international level. Pay particular attention to the sections “General Statistical Information,” “Causes of Death” and “Statistical Annex of the World Health Report.”
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