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…

California Health Interview Survey

Background Users are able to access data related to a variety of health outcomes, including health status, health conditions, health-related behaviors, health care access and health insurance coverage information. The California Health Interview Survey is maintained by the UCLA center for Health Policy Research. The California Health Interview Survey is targeted to three specific age groups:  adults, adolescents (12-17), and children (birth-11). CHIS is conducted every two years with many…

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…

ChildStats.gov

Background Users can download a report on trends in child and family well-being in the United States. Topics include: Topics include: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Childstats.gov provides annual updates on trends in child and family well-being in the United States. This website is maintained by the Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a collaboration of 22 federal agencies…

Consumer Product Related Statistics Data

Background Users can access reports including data pertaining to product safety. Topics include but are not limited to: children’s products, electrocutions, fires, fireworks, sports and recreation, and submersion. The consumer product related statistic database in maintained by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission produces reports on a variety of topics covering injuries and death. Data Notes Data is presented in report or abstract form…

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…

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 Electronic Injury Surveillance System

Background Users can access data on emergency and hospital visits related to injuries caused by consumer products in the United States. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)collects data on injury prevalence related to different types of consumer products. The NEISS is maintained by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The NEISS collects information from a certain number of hospitals in a region to estimate prevalence for the entire region.…

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…