This guide will help you locate state, national, and international statistics of interest to health professionals.
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2012
- American Fact Finder
The primary gateway to US Census and survey results.
- CDC Data & Statistics
- CDC Wonder
CDC WONDER provides access to reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data sets including census data, morbidity and mortality.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Statistics & Data Page
Administrative data about Medicare and Medicaid provider institutions and healthcare spending; statistical data about persons covered these programs and their use of healthcare services.
- Disability Statistics Center
Primarily funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), this searchable site's purpose is "...to produce and disseminate statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American Society and to establish and monitor indicators of how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs." It includes links to FAQ's, publications, related sites, and contact information.
Convenient access to the statistics produced by over 70 U.S. Federal Government agencies; browse A to Z listing or search by keyword; extensive list of links to federal agencies which provide statistics.
- Health, United States
This resource is an annual report on national trends in health statistics.
- Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HCUPnet is a free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
- HHS Gateway to Data and Statistics
Information generated by the various agencies which make up the DHHS. Categories of information include program evaluation and policy research, biomedical research, and health services research.
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
The Centers for Disease Control publishes the MMWR Weekly, Recommendations and Reports, Surveillance Summaries, Supplements, Summary of Notifiable Diseases, and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Full-text is available. The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.
- National Center for Health Statistics
The NCHS is the primary U. S. Federal Government organization responsible for the collection, analyses, and dissemination of health statistics. Browse publications and statistical tables, download selected public-use data files, conduct on-line database searches in CDC Wonder.
- Population Reference Bureau
Includes US and worldwide statistics regarding population, health, and the environment.
- Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC)
The Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) is a CMS contractor that provides free assistance to academic, government and non-profit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research. ResDAC is staffed by a consortium of epidemiologists, public health specialists, health services researchers, biostatisticians, and health informatics specialists from the University of Minnesota.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
- U.S. Census Bureau
- Health Indicators Warehouse
The data hub for the HHS Community Health Data Initiative. It contains standardized health outcome and health determinant indicators along with associated evidence-based interventions, which can be easily displayed, and will benefit a broad variety of users. Indicators in the HIW are categorized by topic, geography, and initiative.