State Health Facts

Maintained/created by: Kaiser Family Foundation
Website: http://www.statehealthfacts.org/index.jsp
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state

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Abstract:

Users can gather state level health information on topics such as: state demographics, mental health, oral and dental health, mortality, tobacco use, pregnancy and child birth.

Background
State Health Facts is the state health data portion of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Information on health data is organized under the following categories: demographics and the economy; health status; health coverage and uninsured; Medicaid and CHIP; health costs and budget; Medicare; managed care and health insurance; providers and service use; minority health; women’s health; HIV/ AIDS; children’s health; health reform.

Database Capabilities
All 50 states and DC can be compared on specific topics or individual state profiles can be generated. Information can be presented in tables, charts, graphs or maps and is available for download as Excel files. Reports and fact sheets are also available to view and/ or download. Users can customize tables and graphs and can often view data by race/ ethnicity. Depending on the category, data can also be viewed by Hispanic origin, age, sex, employment status, income, and citizenship status.

Data Notes
Data sources include, but are not limited to: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Family Foundation’s own research. Sources are identified for each health topic and links to the original source are often provided. New reports are published frequently and updates occur regularly. The most recent data is from 2010.