Alcohol Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

Background Users can customize data tables to gather information regarding the impact of alcohol related diseases in the United States. The full data set is also available to download.  The Alcohol Related Disease Impact system is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It generates estimates of alcohol related deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL). Alcohol Attributable Fractions determines the proportion of deaths that are…

Ambulatory Health Care Data

Background Users can download full data sets or tables, charts and graphs on information related to physician office visits and hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts two surveys to gather ambulatory health care data. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) gathers data from physician office visits, while the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) gathers data from visits to hospitals, specifically the outpatient and…

Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)

Background Users can view and download data regarding youth health behaviors and risk factors from a variety of countries (including the United States). The Global School-based Student Health Survey is developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNESCO. The survey is conducted in schools around the world and looks at the health behaviors of students. The information is used…

Global Youth Tobacco Survey

Background Users can download reports and data sets to gather information on tobacco use and other issues related to tobacco in youth for individual countries and regions. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey is a joint survey between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It tracks youth tobacco use across countries, using the same methodology. The core questionnaire is administered in each country…

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 Hospital Discharge Survey

Background Users can download data tables or data sets regarding information about patients discharged from hospitals. The National Hospital Discharge Survey is one of the National Health Care Surveys of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its purpose is to gather information on the characteristics of patients discharged from hospitals. Information includes: duration of hospital visit, reason for hospital stay, and…

National Longitudinal Surveys

Background The National Longitudinal Surveys provide information from nationally representative samples regarding labor market participation and activities, such as: educational history and employment status, number of hours worked per week and other job characteristics. Information is also provided on significant aspects of life, such as: marriage, fertility, income, and health. The National Longitudinal Surveys are done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the US Department of Labor. The 5…

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…

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)

Users can customize reports and download data, charts and graphs regarding injury related data in the United States. Background WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a database system that reports injury-related data. There are three fatal report formats: Mortality Reports, Leading Causes of Death Reports and Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) reports. WISQARS also…