Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Interactive Atlas

Background Users can view county level data maps of heart disease and stroke to assess environmental conditions and health services for that may influence said diseases. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is created and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This application allows users to view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services for the…

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Background Users are able to access data on the county level to asses a variety of health outcomes and determine how critical factors such as education, jobs, income, and the environment influence health. The County Health Rankings rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor’s office. The County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that…

Cancer Mortality Database

Users can access data related to cancer statistics from around the world. The majority of the data is focused on cancer mortality. Background The cancer mortality database was created and is maintained by the Section of Cancer Information at International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It contains selected cancer mortality statistics by country, extracted from the World Health Organization (WHO) database. The original data have been converted and/or recoded…

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…

CDC Wonder

Background Users can use WONDER to access data on a variety of topics from many of the CDC’s data systems. CDC Wonder (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and provides access to a wide variety of public health information. Wonder uses data systems, which include AIDS Public Use Data, Births, Cancer Statistics, Infant Deaths, Mortality, Population Data, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity and…

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…

Demographic Yearbook

Background Users can access data related to wide range of health and demographic statistics which are collected and complied by the United Nations. The Demographic Yearbook is created by the United Nations Statistics Division. Users can access demographic data from a variety of countries related, but not limited to population data, birth rate, death rate, population density, age distribution in a population, gender distribution in a population, life expectancy at…

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…

Flu Activity and Surveillance

Background The Flu Activity and Surveillance site at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects information on influenza activity in the United States. The information is collected in five categories: viral surveillance, outpatient illness surveillance, mortality surveillance, hospitalization surveillance, and a summary of the geographic spread of influenza. The purpose of the Flu Activity and Surveillance is to: find out where and when influenza is occurring, track illnesses,…

Global InfoBase

Background Users can view cross-nationally comparable information pertaining to chronic diseases and their causes for the 193 WHO member states. The Global InfoBase is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO). This database provides information pertaining to chronic diseases and their risk factors for WHO member states. Topics include: alcohol use, overweight, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, diet, physical activity, oral health, stroke, and tobacco use. Data Notes Users…