Quick Health Data Online

Background Users are able to access a variety of statics related to health care diagnoses and conditions in women’s health. The Office of Women’s Health: Quick Health Data Online formerly known as the National Women’s Health Indicators Database is maintained and run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Users are able to search specific queries and create tables and graphs which can be exported. Quick Health Data…

Indian Health Service

Users can download reports and fact sheets regarding the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Background The Indian Health Service, of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), addresses the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. This website contains reports regarding health issues such as cancer, tobacco use, vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and behavioral health. Database Capabilities Users can download fact sheets regarding various health topics…

National Death Index

Data set containing death record information from the state vital statistics office. Background The National Death Index is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Center for Disease control. The National Death Index contains a standard set of identifying information on each death to be used in searches of the file to identify and locate death records in the State offices. Information may include: first and last…

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Users can download reports and the data set on a range of health topics in the United States. Examples of topics include: vaccinations, insurance coverage, mortality, nutrition and tobacco. Background The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NHIS data is on a wide range of health topics and is collected by the U.S.…

State Health Facts

Users can gather state level health information on topics such as: state demographics, mental health, oral and dental health, mortality, tobacco use, pregnancy and child birth. Background State Health Facts is the state health data portion of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Information on health data is organized under the following categories: demographics and the economy; health status; health coverage and uninsured; Medicaid and CHIP; health costs and budget; Medicare; managed…

United States Cancer Statistics (USCS)

Users can download the data set and static graphs, tables and charts regarding cancers in the United States. Background The United States Cancer Statistics is web-based report created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). The site contains cancer incidence and cancer mortality data. Specific information includes: the top ten cancers,…

SEER Cancer Database

Users can access data about cancer statistics in the United States including but not limited to searches by type of cancer and race, sex, ethnicity, age at diagnosis, and age at death. Background Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database’s mission is to provide information on cancer statistics to help reduce the burden of disease in the U.S. population. The SEER database is a project to the National Cancer Institute.…

National Occupational Mortality Survey

Users can access data about mortality statistics related to occupation exposures. Background The National Occupational Mortality Survey (NOMS) is maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The data base offers age-adjusted proportionate mortality ratios and summary statistics for roughly 500 occupational groups and 300 industry groups. Data Notes Users can search proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) data by sex, race, cause of death, industry (using census industry…

Cancer in North America Database

Background Users can access data about cancer statistics in the United States and Canada including but not limited to searches by type of cancer, race, sex, population, and geography. The Cancer in North America database is maintained by the North American Association for National Cancer Registries. The North American Association for National Cancer Registries partners with the Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute, Commission on Cancer, American Cancer Society,…

GloboCan

Background Users can access data about cancer incidence and mortality for all the countries of the world as of 2008. GloboCan is a project of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization (WHO). GloboCan presents estimates of the burden of cancer in 184 countries or territories around the world. Data Notes GloboCan provides access to the most recent estimates (from 2008) of the incidence and…