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 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.…

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.…

National Survey of Children’s Health

Background Users can search this database regarding the physical and emotional health of children. Topics include, but are not limited to: child health, family interactions, parental health, school experiences and neighborhood experiences. The National Survey of Children’s Health is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and…

The Joint Canada/ United States Survey of Health

Background Users can download the survey’s report and entire data set to gain information on a variety of health indicators in the United States and Canada. The Joint Canada/ United States Health Survey was a one time study conducted with Statistics Canada and the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both countries conducted the same survey to gather information regarding: health status,…

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Users can download data sets and fact sheets regarding youth risk behaviors such as, physical activity, smoking, drug use, and sexual behaviors. Background The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state, territorial, tribal and local surveys conducted by other agencies. YRBSS monitors the health risk behaviors and prevalence rates of obesity and…

ENACT Local policy database

Background Users can search for local nutrition policy and physical activity legislation. Topics include but are not limited to nutrition, physical activity, fresh food, land use, walk ability, and exercise. The ENACT policy database is funded by the California Endowment and maintained by the Prevention Institute and the Strategic Alliance. The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments was formed in 2001 to serve as a hub for cutting-edge…

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…

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,…

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…