National Immunization Survey

Users can download data sets, data tables or view maps related to immunization coverage in the United States. Background The National Immunization Survey is part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is divided into two components: a randomized household telephone survey and a mailed survey to providers. In addition to gathering information on the immunization coverage of children, teens and…

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

Background Users can download data and reports on information related to families in the United States. Topics covered include, and are not limited to: HIV testing, contraception use, fatherhood and teen pregnancy. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey was originally designed to obtain data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility,…

National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)

Background The National Vital Statistics System provides access to public use data files, publishes reports and offers users interactive tools. National Vital Statistics System is housed under the National Center for Health Statistics portion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a joint effort between various governmental agencies to gather and manage data related to vital events in the United States. Vital events include: birth, death, marriage,…

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…

DATA2010

Background Users can customize data tables and graphs to view data on the country’s progress towards the Healthy People 2010 goals. Examples of topics include chronic diseases, infectious diseases, reproductive health and family planning, and mental health. Data2010 is a part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is an interactive database designed to target the nation’s progress towards the HealthyPeople…

Health Data Interactive

Health Data Interactive produces a series of tables on national health statistics. Tables are customizable, and users can download tables, charts and reports. Health topics include, and are not limited to: hospital discharges, mental health, disabilities, diabetes and childbirth. Background Health Data Interactive is a part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From this website, users can get information on a…

Matched Multiple Birth Data Set

Data set containing information about matched sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets on cd-rom. Background The Matched Multiple Birth Data Set is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics. The Matched Multiple Birth Data Set allows for unique analysis of birth set data because it links birth sets together generating data about gender among the set, birth weight among the set, and outcomes among the set. Included on the…

National Death Index

Data set containing death record information from the state vital statistics office. Background The National Death Index is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Center for Disease control. The National Death Index contains a standard set of identifying information on each death to be used in searches of the file to identify and locate death records in the State offices. Information may include: first and last…

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 Care Surveys

Background Users can download reports and data sets to gather information regarding health care. Topics include: reasons for hospitalizations, health insurance, physician office visits and emergency department visits. The National Health Care Surveys are a part of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These provider based surveys are organized around different health care settings- physician offices, emergency departments, outpatient hospital departments,…