California Health Interview Survey

Background Users are able to access data related to a variety of health outcomes, including health status, health conditions, health-related behaviors, health care access and health insurance coverage information. The California Health Interview Survey is maintained by the UCLA center for Health Policy Research. The California Health Interview Survey is targeted to three specific age groups:  adults, adolescents (12-17), and children (birth-11). CHIS is conducted every two years with many…

Women’s Health USA 2002-2012

Background Users are able to access data related to a wide range of women’s health issues in the United State of America. The Women’s Health USA  website has been produced as an online version of the annual data book, most recently, Women’s Health USA 2012, published by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Women’s Health USA is a collection of current and historical data…

National Mortality Followback Survey

Background Users are able to access information about national death and mortality data. The Mortality Followback Survey Program, begun in the 1960’s by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), uses a sample of United States residents who die in a given year to supplement the death certificate with information from the next of kin or another person familiar with the decedent’s life history. This information, sometimes enhanced by administrative…

CDC’s PRAMS Online Data for Epidemiological Research (CPONDER)

Background This interactive tool allows users to generate tables and graphs on information relating to pregnancy and childbirth. All data comes from the CDC’s PRAMS. Topics include: breastfeeding, prenatal care, insurance coverage and alcohol use during pregnancy. CPONDER is the interaction online data tool for the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). PRAMS gathers state and national level data on a variety of…

ChildStats.gov

Background Users can download a report on trends in child and family well-being in the United States. Topics include: Topics include: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Childstats.gov provides annual updates on trends in child and family well-being in the United States. This website is maintained by the Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a collaboration of 22 federal agencies…

Child Well-Being Index

Background The Child Well-Being Index is an average of factors related to child well-being in the United States. Users can download annual reports about national trends child well-being over time and the most recent Child Well-being Index. The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is a measure of national trends in child well-being over time. This measure, modeled after the Consumer Price Index, is a yearly average of the factors related to…

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…

Global Health Atlas

Background Users can view statistics and generate cross-country comparisons pertaining to infectious diseases and health indicators in 193 WHO member states. The Global Health Atlas is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) that provides information regarding infectious diseases in WHO member states. Health conditions include: malaria, HIV/AIDS, cholera, STIs, meningitis, and polio, among others. Data Notes Users can generate statistics regarding infectious diseases and health systems indicators…

Global InfoBase

Background Users can view cross-nationally comparable information pertaining to chronic diseases and their causes for the 193 WHO member states. The Global InfoBase is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO). This database provides information pertaining to chronic diseases and their risk factors for WHO member states. Topics include: alcohol use, overweight, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, diet, physical activity, oral health, stroke, and tobacco use. Data Notes Users…

National Health and Nurition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Users can download reports, data tables and data sets to gain information regarding Americans’ nutrition and health statuses. Background The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is an annual survey that reports on Americans’ nutrition and health statuses and uses that information to determine prevalence estimates and understand health trends.…