Quick Health Data Online

Background Users are able to access a variety of statics related to health care diagnoses and conditions in women’s health. The Office of Women’s Health: Quick Health Data Online formerly known as the National Women’s Health Indicators Database is maintained and run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Users are able to search specific queries and create tables and graphs which can be exported. Quick Health Data…

Child Trends Databank

Background Users can view and download tables, figures, and reports on a variety of indicators related to children, youth and families in the United States. Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children. In addition to conducting its own research, Child Trends works with federal and state officials and other…

Diversity Data: Metropolitan Quality of Life Data

Background Users can obtain descriptions, maps, profiles, and ranks of U.S. metropolitan areas pertaining to quality of life, diversity, and opportunities for racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. The Diversity Data project operates a website for users to explore how U.S. metropolitan areas perform on evidence-based social measures affecting quality of life, diversity and opportunity for racial and ethnic groups in the United States. These indicators capture a broad…

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…

March of Dimes

Users can generate graphs, maps and state summaries regarding perinatal indicators. Background The Perinatal Data Center division of March of Dimes collects and analyzes perinatal maternal and infant health data for the use of public health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and the media. This website provides perinatal data both within and across states, cities and counties. Topics include: infant mortality, preterm birth, prenatal care, and nutritional and behavioral risk factors.…

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 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,…

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…

World’s Women Reports

Users can access data related to international women’s health as well as data on population and families, education, work, power and decision making, violence against women, poverty, and environment. Background World’s women reports are prepared by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Reports are produced in five year intervals starting in 1990. A major theme in the reports is comparing women’s situation…