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…

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…

National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS)

Background Users can view tables and maps to gather data on oral health in the United States. The National Oral Health Surveillance System is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Oral Health. The purpose of NOHSS is to monitor oral health and to track oral health indicators on a state and national level. Oral health indicators include: dental visits, teeth cleaning, complete tooth loss, lost…

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,…

Flu Activity and Surveillance

Background The Flu Activity and Surveillance site at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects information on influenza activity in the United States. The information is collected in five categories: viral surveillance, outpatient illness surveillance, mortality surveillance, hospitalization surveillance, and a summary of the geographic spread of influenza. The purpose of the Flu Activity and Surveillance is to: find out where and when influenza is occurring, track illnesses,…

National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP)

Background Users can download data regarding characteristics and adoptive experiences of families of adoptive children. Topics include type of adoption, birth family contact, developmental problems, and adoption support. The National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (HCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NSAP provides…

Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)

Background Users can access data pertaining to clinically significant medical events that occur after vaccination in the United States. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and by the Food and Drug Administration. The primary goals of VAERS is to detect new, unusual, or rare adverse events; monitor increases in known adverse events; Identify potential patient risk factors for particular types of…

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…

National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Background Users can download data regarding the characteristics and adoption experiences of families of adoptive children with special health care needs. The National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This survey provides information regarding characteristics,…

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…