CDC Wonder

Maintained/created by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. regional, U.S. state, U.S. county

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Users can use WONDER to access data on a variety of topics from many of the CDC’s data systems. CDC Wonder (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and provides access to a wide variety of public health information. Wonder uses data systems, which include AIDS Public Use Data, Births, Cancer Statistics, Infant Deaths, Mortality, Population Data, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity and Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting databases.

Data Notes

From Wonder, users can get to other databases and data sources organized by topic category (which include chronic conditions, health practice and prevention, communicable diseases, environmental health, occupational health, and injury prevention), or by alphabetical index. From this site, users gain access to all of the CDC data centers. Users can find reports and other publications on their specific topic of interest or generate their own. After filling out a simple request form that allows users to determine how the data is grouped and the unit of analysis, users can customize if the view in either chart or map form. Data can be grouped by a variety of demographic characteristics, including: race, age group, ethnicity, region, state or county or by characteristics and conditions related to the specific data system. Information can be viewed online or exported into a variety of forms including word processing, spreadsheets or other data analysis packages such as Epi-Info. Summaries of all the data sets are available from the homepage, and data sources are listed under each table, chart, map or report.