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 Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS)

Background Users can search this database pertaining to respiratory conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. The National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS) is developed and maintained by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This surveillance system includes respiratory conditions such as: asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis, lung cancer, and silicosis, among others. Data Notes Users can generate national-…

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,…

Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance (WoRLD)

Users can download tables, graphs and figures pertaining to occupation-related respiratory diseases. Background The Work-Related Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System is operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). WoRLD provides data for occupation-related respiratory disease surveillance data. Examples of disease surveillance data include pneumoconioses, occupational asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Database Capabilities Users can download…

SEER Cancer Database

Users can access data about cancer statistics in the United States including but not limited to searches by type of cancer and race, sex, ethnicity, age at diagnosis, and age at death. Background Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database’s mission is to provide information on cancer statistics to help reduce the burden of disease in the U.S. population. The SEER database is a project to the National Cancer Institute.…

National Occupational Mortality Survey

Users can access data about mortality statistics related to occupation exposures. Background The National Occupational Mortality Survey (NOMS) is maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The data base offers age-adjusted proportionate mortality ratios and summary statistics for roughly 500 occupational groups and 300 industry groups. Data Notes Users can search proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) data by sex, race, cause of death, industry (using census industry…

Cancer in North America Database

Background Users can access data about cancer statistics in the United States and Canada including but not limited to searches by type of cancer, race, sex, population, and geography. The Cancer in North America database is maintained by the North American Association for National Cancer Registries. The North American Association for National Cancer Registries partners with the Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute, Commission on Cancer, American Cancer Society,…

GloboCan

Background Users can access data about cancer incidence and mortality for all the countries of the world as of 2008. GloboCan is a project of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization (WHO). GloboCan presents estimates of the burden of cancer in 184 countries or territories around the world. Data Notes GloboCan provides access to the most recent estimates (from 2008) of the incidence and…

CANCERMondial

Background Users can access data about cancer statistics, specifically incidence and mortality worldwide for the 27 major types of cancer. Cancer Mondial is maintained by the Section of Cancer Information (CIN) of International Agency for Research on Cancer by the World Health Organization. Users can access CIN databases including GLOBOCAN, CI5(Cancer Incidence in Five Continents), WHO, ACCIS(Automated Childhood Cancer Information System), ECO (European Cancer Observatory), NORDCAN and Survcan. Data Notes…

State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues

The State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in work and public places as well as laws on tobacco taxes. Background The State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues is run by the American Lung Association. It is the only comprehensive and up-to-date summary of tobacco control laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Users are able to: view…