General Public Health Data Resources

ADOLESCENTS

Youth Program Resources

National Adolescent Health Information Center
The overall goal of NAHIC is to improve the health of adolescents by serving as a national resource for adolescent health information and research and to assure the integration, synthesis, coordination and dissemination of adolescent health-related information.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - United States MMWR 2016

This report summarizes results from the 2015 national survey.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) from the CDC, for most states (including CA) 2015. Includes variables on Sex, Race, Grade, and Sexual Orientation.

ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Monitoring the Future Survey
Since 1975 the MTF survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

ASTHMA

BRFSS Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS)
Survey provides asthma surveillance data and at the state level includes adult and child asthma prevalence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and in-depth state and local asthma data through implementation of the BRFSS Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS).

BEHAVIORAL INDICATORS

National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BRFSS provides state-specific information about issues such as asthma, diabetes, health care access, alcohol use, hypertension, obesity, cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use, and more.

CANCER

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Bureau of Justice Statistics

DEMOGRAPHICS

MapStats: United States
Statistical profiles of states, counties, cities, congressional districts, and federal judicial districts.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

US Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
This web site provides national, state and regional information on major economic indicators.

EDUCATION

National Center for Education Statistics
Educational indicators by state.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Environmental Health Data Resources
This Web site provides a reference list of nationally funded data systems that have a relationship to environmental public health.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Data, Statistics, and Surveillance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (LPPB) compiles state surveillance data for children age

GENERAL HEALTH STATISTICS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health, United States, 2012
An annual overview of national trends in health statistics.

GENERAL HEALTH STATUS/INDICATORS

National Health Interview Survey

National Survey of Children's Health
This survey, sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, examines the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age.

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children's Health
This survey includes physical and mental health status, access to quality health care, as well as information on the child’s family, neighborhood and social context.

Child Health USA 2012
Child Health USA is an annual report on the health status and service needs of America's children. It provides graphical and textual summaries of secondary data on over 50 health-related indicators.

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Reports indicators on the health and well-being of children, as well as the factors in the family environment and aspects of the neighborhood that may support or undermine the health of children and their families.

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013
A compendium of indicators depicting both the promises and the challenges confronting our Nation's young people. The report presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives.

Kaiser statehealthfacts.org
This site provides very useful current data by state on demographic and the economy, health status, health coverage and the uninsured, Medicaid and SCHIP, Medicare, Health Costs, Managed care, HIV/AIDS, women's health and minority health. The health insurance information is especially useful.

HEALTH CARE/HEALTH INSURANCE

US Census data and reports on income and Health Insurance that includes state rates.
Data from the Census Population Survey

Communicable and Chronic Diseases and Conditions
CDC Diseases and Conditions Query

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
HCUPnet is an on-line query system that gives instant access to the largest set of all-payer health care databases that are publicly available.

IMMUNIZATIONS

The National Immunization Survey
The NIS is a list-assisted random-digit-dialing telephone survey followed by a mailed survey to children's immunization providers that began data collection in April 1994 to monitor childhood immunization coverage.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, NCHHSTP State Profiles
NCHHSTP State Profiles include statistical and other information on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB for all 50 states and Washington, District of Columbia, as of June 2010.

Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDS, and TB Through Health Care: Supporting Health Departments - Next Steps
This document outlines next step approaches for addressing some of the most critical "drivers" of hange that will impact NCHHSTP programs, as well as vision for the future.

NCHHSTP Atlas
Atlas provides interactive maps, graphs, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data.

Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011
Rates of diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents, by area of residence, 2011—United States and 6 dependent areas.

INJURY & VIOLENCE

National Injury Data and Resources
The purpose of this Web site is to provide an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and other sources, and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.

Domestic Violence Statistics

ORAL HEALTH

Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations
This report presents a vision for oral health care in the United States where everyone has access to quality oral health care throughout the life cycle.

The Oral Health or Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005
This survey presents national- and State-level information on the health and well-being of children and their use of health services, including oral health and dental care.

OVERWEIGHT and OBESITY

Overweight and Obesity Statistics by State

Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report, 2011
This report highlights selected behaviors, environments, and policies that affect childhood obesity through support of healthy eating.

Obesity Prevention Strategies

Healthy Weight, Child and Teen BMI Calculator
This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart.

Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Free executive summary provided by the National Academies.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Adoption and Foster Care

Child Abuse and Neglect

Outcomes Report to Congress

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis.

VITAL RECORDS

Perinatal Periods of Risk Approach in U.S. Cities

Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2008 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set
This report presents 2008 period infant mortality statistics from the linked birth/infant death data set (linked file) by a variety of maternal and infant characteristics. The linked file differs from the mortality file, which is based entirely on death certificate.

Recent Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States
NCHS Data Brief.

Estimated Pregnancy Rates and Rates of Pregnancy Outcomes for the United States, 1990-2008
This report presents revised pregnancy rates for 2000–2005 and new rates for 2006–2008 for U.S. women through age 44.

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Women's Health USA 2012
Women's Health USA selectively highlights emerging issues and trends in women's health.