National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)

Background The National Vital Statistics System provides access to public use data files, publishes reports and offers users interactive tools. National Vital Statistics System is housed under the National Center for Health Statistics portion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a joint effort between various governmental agencies to gather and manage data related to vital events in the United States. Vital events include: birth, death, marriage,…

Gender Info

Background Users can access data related to international gender issues including but not limited to data on population, families, health, education, work, and political participation. Gender Info 2007 is maintained by the United Nations Statistic Division in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Gender Info has been adapted by DevInfo technology and presents up to date country level data. Data Notes…

CDC Wonder

Background Users can use WONDER to access data on a variety of topics from many of the CDC’s data systems. CDC Wonder (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and provides access to a wide variety of public health information. Wonder uses data systems, which include AIDS Public Use Data, Births, Cancer Statistics, Infant Deaths, Mortality, Population Data, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity and…

FastStats

Background Users can quickly get statistics on a variety of health topics, including: accidents, mortality, childbirth, anemia, drug use and marriage. FastStats is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides quick statistics on a variety of public health topics. Data Notes From an alphabetical list, users can click on a specific topic of interest and have access to the basic statistics. From there, users can click…

Matched Multiple Birth Data Set

Data set containing information about matched sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets on cd-rom. Background The Matched Multiple Birth Data Set is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics. The Matched Multiple Birth Data Set allows for unique analysis of birth set data because it links birth sets together generating data about gender among the set, birth weight among the set, and outcomes among the set. Included on the…

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…