Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Interactive Atlas

Background Users can view county level data maps of heart disease and stroke to assess environmental conditions and health services for that may influence said diseases. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is created and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This application allows users to view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services for the…

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)

Background Users can download data tables regarding nutrition indicators and statistics of low-income children. The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PedNSS provides information on nutrition-indicators and the nutritional status of low-income children in the United States. Information on demographics, infant feeding practices, anthropometry, anemia and health risk behaviors is collected. Data Notes Users can view and download static data…

Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS)

Background Users can download data tables to gather information regarding risk factors associated with poor birth outcomes among low-income women. The Pregnancy Nutritional Surveillance System (PNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PNSS gathers data on the nutritional and behavioral risk factors that are associated with infant mortality and other poor birth outcomes among low-income pregnant women in the United States. PNSS data includes:…

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)

Users can customize reports and download data, charts and graphs regarding injury related data in the United States. Background WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a database system that reports injury-related data. There are three fatal report formats: Mortality Reports, Leading Causes of Death Reports and Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) reports. WISQARS also…

Ambulatory Health Care Data

Background Users can download full data sets or tables, charts and graphs on information related to physician office visits and hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts two surveys to gather ambulatory health care data. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) gathers data from physician office visits, while the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) gathers data from visits to hospitals, specifically the outpatient and…

American Community Survey

Background Users can generate tables, charts and maps or download data sets to gather information on the characteristics of housing and population in communities. Data is available for towns, cities, metropolitan areas, counties, states, regions, divisions and for the entire nation. The American Community Survey is developed and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is an ongoing survey, conducted annually, that provides information on population and housing. Communities can…

Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)

Background Users can view and download data regarding youth health behaviors and risk factors from a variety of countries (including the United States). The Global School-based Student Health Survey is developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNESCO. The survey is conducted in schools around the world and looks at the health behaviors of students. The information is used…

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Users can customize table and download data sets to gather information on Americans’ use and experience of health care and on the costs associated with health care. Background MEPS is a series of large scale surveys designed to increase understanding of Americans use of health care and the cost of that care. Data is collected on the frequency and type of care, cost of health care and how it is…

National Hospital Discharge Survey

Background Users can download data tables or data sets regarding information about patients discharged from hospitals. The National Hospital Discharge Survey is one of the National Health Care Surveys of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its purpose is to gather information on the characteristics of patients discharged from hospitals. Information includes: duration of hospital visit, reason for hospital stay, and…