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…

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 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 Maternal and Infant Health Survey

Background Users can order a CD-ROM with data on risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. The National Maternal and Infant Health Survey was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey was done to gain understanding on the risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Data includes socioeconomic and demographic information, information on prenatal care, pregnancy history, health of the mother and infant, and information regarding…

National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP)

Background Users can download data regarding characteristics and adoptive experiences of families of adoptive children. Topics include type of adoption, birth family contact, developmental problems, and adoption support. The National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (HCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NSAP provides…

National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Background Users can download data regarding the characteristics and adoption experiences of families of adoptive children with special health care needs. The National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This survey provides information regarding characteristics,…

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,…

Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS)

Background Users can download data tables to gather information regarding risk factors associated with poor birth outcomes among low-income women. The Pregnancy Nutritional Surveillance System (PNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PNSS gathers data on the nutritional and behavioral risk factors that are associated with infant mortality and other poor birth outcomes among low-income pregnant women in the United States. PNSS data includes:…

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Users can view reports and fact sheets on topics related to pregnancy and childbirth. Background The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (commonly known as PRAMS) is a joint effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. Data is collected on maternal attitudes, behaviors and experiences before, during and immediately after pregnancy. PRAMS collects state-specific information and allows for comparisons across states on a number…