Quick Health Data Online

Maintained/created by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Website: http://www.healthstatus2020.com/owh/index.html
Geographic unit of data: U.S. State, U.S. County,

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Abstract:

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 Online is an interactive system that provides reliable and easily accessible health data to help assess needs, develop programs, and inform policies. The system is for anyone looking for US health data and is used by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students. The system provides state- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health. Within each main category, there are numerous subcategories.

Data Notes

To create a new query, from the left navigation panel, select “Start System.” To select the variable, click on the data category desired. Users can choose from a variety of categories including health care access, demographics, disease, maternal health, mental health, mortality, prevention, reproductive health, violence, and healthy people 2020 goals. Users can also use the “Advanced Search” feature to refine their search by sex, race-ethnicity and year. Users are then able to search by geography by clicking on the “geography” tab. Users can search by state, by region,  all US Counties, all US states, and all US.Users can then click on the generate a report tab. From this option, users can view charts or view interactive maps based on their queries. A systems Tutorial is also available online to provide a step-by-step walk through of the system including screens encountered, menus available, and procedures for completing data searches and extractions. Data is available from 1998 until 2010, although dates may change depending on topic of interest. There is no indication when data can be updated. Users are able to create charts, graphs, and maps within the database.