Gapminder

Background Users can view and manipulate charts and graphs related to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Gapminder is a non-profit founded in 2005 with the mission of “Fighting devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone understands.” Gapminder has a goal or promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. To fulfill their aim, Gapminder is currently working on: Keeping our tools’ statistical content up-to-date…

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

Background Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to violent death and injury including but not limited to child maltreatment, intimate partner homicides, other homicides, and suicides. In 2002, the CDC received funding to create NVDRS. It is a state-based surveillance system that collects facts from different sources about the same incident. The information—from death certificates, police reports, and coroner or medical examiner reports—is pooled into…

National Mortality Followback Survey

Background Users are able to access information about national death and mortality data. The Mortality Followback Survey Program, begun in the 1960’s by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), uses a sample of United States residents who die in a given year to supplement the death certificate with information from the next of kin or another person familiar with the decedent’s life history. This information, sometimes enhanced by administrative…

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…

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…

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…