Gapminder

Background Users can view and manipulate charts and graphs related to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Gapminder is a non-profit founded in 2005 with the mission of “Fighting devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone understands.” Gapminder has a goal or promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. To fulfill their aim, Gapminder is currently working on: Keeping our tools’ statistical content up-to-date…

Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI)

Background Users can generate and download tables on risk factors (such as nutrition and tobacco use) and conditions (such as diabetes and cancer) related to chronic diseases. Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) is a surveillance system of chronic disease data and is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Consistent definitions and methodologies for collecting information on the indicators allow for state to state comparisons. There are 98…

Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES)

Users can purchase data regarding health and nutrition of Hispanic-origin participants of a national survey. Topics include: dietary practices; diabetes; acculturation; and the health of children, adolescents and adults, among others. Background The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This nation-wide survey was conducted among Hispanic-origin respondents. This survey was conducted to generate estimates of the health of…

Alcohol Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

Background Users can customize data tables to gather information regarding the impact of alcohol related diseases in the United States. The full data set is also available to download.  The Alcohol Related Disease Impact system is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It generates estimates of alcohol related deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL). Alcohol Attributable Fractions determines the proportion of deaths that are…

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Background Users can gather information regarding health risk behaviors and health conditions. Examples of topics include: physical activity, sexual behaviors, health insurance coverage, and chronic diseases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys and is the largest telephone health survey (almost 350,000 adults are interviewed each year). State-specific/ representative information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices,…