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,…

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…

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.…

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)

Background Users can download data tables regarding nutrition indicators and statistics of low-income children. The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PedNSS provides information on nutrition-indicators and the nutritional status of low-income children in the United States. Information on demographics, infant feeding practices, anthropometry, anemia and health risk behaviors is collected. Data Notes Users can view and download static data…

Ambulatory Health Care Data

Background Users can download full data sets or tables, charts and graphs on information related to physician office visits and hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts two surveys to gather ambulatory health care data. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) gathers data from physician office visits, while the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) gathers data from visits to hospitals, specifically the outpatient and…

National Health Care Surveys

Background Users can download reports and data sets to gather information regarding health care. Topics include: reasons for hospitalizations, health insurance, physician office visits and emergency department visits. The National Health Care Surveys are a part of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These provider based surveys are organized around different health care settings- physician offices, emergency departments, outpatient hospital departments,…

Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS)

Background Users can download data tables to gather information regarding risk factors associated with poor birth outcomes among low-income women. The Pregnancy Nutritional Surveillance System (PNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PNSS gathers data on the nutritional and behavioral risk factors that are associated with infant mortality and other poor birth outcomes among low-income pregnant women in the United States. PNSS data includes:…

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,…

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.…

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Users can view reports and fact sheets on topics related to pregnancy and childbirth. Background The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (commonly known as PRAMS) is a joint effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. Data is collected on maternal attitudes, behaviors and experiences before, during and immediately after pregnancy. PRAMS collects state-specific information and allows for comparisons across states on a number…