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 Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS)

Background Users can view tables and maps to gather data on oral health in the United States. The National Oral Health Surveillance System is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Oral Health. The purpose of NOHSS is to monitor oral health and to track oral health indicators on a state and national level. Oral health indicators include: dental visits, teeth cleaning, complete tooth loss, lost…

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Background Users can gather information regarding health risk behaviors and health conditions. Examples of topics include: physical activity, sexual behaviors, health insurance coverage, and chronic diseases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys and is the largest telephone health survey (almost 350,000 adults are interviewed each year). State-specific/ representative information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices,…

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…

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 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…

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Users can customize table and download data sets to gather information on Americans’ use and experience of health care and on the costs associated with health care. Background MEPS is a series of large scale surveys designed to increase understanding of Americans use of health care and the cost of that care. Data is collected on the frequency and type of care, cost of health care and how it is…

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.…