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  • Data and Statistics


    • DATA2010
      DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by the Division of Health Promotion Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. It contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010 objectives for the nation's health. DATA2010 primarily contains national data; state-based data is provided as available. The system allows users to query a database and construct tables.  Tables can be constructed for specific objectives, or objectives identified by focus area, data source, or by select population.
    • FedStats 
      FedStats Provides access to official statistics from more than 100 federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. Information is accessible by topic, program/subject area, agency name, or by conducting a search across agency Web sites. The MapStats feature provides statistical profiles of states, counties, cities, federal judicial districts, or congressional districts. 


    • United States Census Bureau.    
      American FactFinder provides population, housing, economic and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. It offers the most current data sets from Census and access to data from the new American Community Survey. American Factfinder displays the results of a census or survey in various table and map formats. Information can be viewed on many different topics for many types of geographic areas, including the U.S., counties, cities and towns, congressional districts, census tracts and blocks, and more.
    • KIDS COUNT Census Data Online
      KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. It has compiled indicators of child well-being released by the 2000 U.S. Census. This site provides access to an interactive online database of that data, which includes information on age and sex, race, Hispanic origin, living arrangements, income and poverty, employment, education, language, and disability status. The report choices include profiles, rankings, and raw data for the nation as a whole, individual states, and other geographic areas.


    • ChildStats 
      ChildStats is the official Web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum). It offers access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Forum include America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, an annual federal report tracking the status of the nation's children.


    • Aging Stats
      AgingStats is the official Web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum). It provides links to aging-related statistical information on forum member Web sites, and ongoing federal data resources relevant to the study of aging. Reports of the Forum include a chartbook covering 31 key indicators selected to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.

    Behavior and Health

    • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 
      The CDC's BRFSS is a state-based telephone survey that tracks health risk behaviors of U.S. adults 18 years or older. BRFSS interviewers ask questions related to behaviors that are associated with preventable chronic diseases, injuries, and infectious diseases. This site offers information about the BRFSS and interactive databases that provide access to health risks prevalence data, trends data, and maps illustrating health risks at national, state, and local levels.
    • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) 
      The CDC's YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among youths and adults, including tobacco use; unhealthy dietary behaviors; inadequate physical activity; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and STDs; and behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence. The YRBSS is conducted every two years and includes school-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students. State fact sheets are available online. National data and documentation files covering several years are also available online in various formats.


    • School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 
      The CDC's SHPPS is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels in elementary, middle/junior, and senior high schools.  SHPPS was conducted most recently in 2012 and 2014 Information on violence-related policies and programs is included in reports. Fact sheets, state-level summaries, and state report cards highlighting survey findings are available online.
    • School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) 
      SSOCS is the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics' sample survey of the nation's public schools designed to provide estimates of school crime, discipline, disorder, programs, and policies. SSOCS is administered to public elementary, middle, secondary, and combined school principals during the Spring of a school year.  SSOCS data are published in a variety of reports available online. The SSOCS 2000 public-use data files are available upon order. 


    • BLS Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities (IIF) Program
      The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) IIF Program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities. It offers three types of data: (1) summary data on the number and rate of injuries and illnesses by industry; (2) case and demographic data on those cases that involve one or more days away from work; and (3) fatality data, including information on the worker, the fatal incident, and the machinery or equipment involved. Data is available online along with a Create Customized Tables application.
    • Work-Related Injury Statistics Query System (@Work-RISQSTM) 
      The CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Work-RISQS provides a Web-based query system for obtaining national estimates (number of cases) and rates (number of cases per hours worked) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. The system may be queried based on demographic characteristics, nature of injury/illness, and incident circumstances for the years 1998 and 1999. Additional data years will be added in the future.


    • CDC Wonder 
      Wonder - Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research - is a menu-driven system that provides access to a wide array of public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It provides access to both published documents and numeric data sets. Data sets on a variety of topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed. The Compressed Mortality File contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties from the years 1979 to the most recent year available. Counts and rates of death can be obtained by the underlying cause of death, state, county, age, race, sex, and year.
    • Injury Maps
      Injury Maps, the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's interactive mapping system provides access to the geographic distribution of injury-related mortality rates in the U. S. Injury Maps allows users to create county-level and state-level maps of age-adjusted mortality rates for the entire U.S. and for individual states.
    • Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARSTM)
      WISQARS - Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System - is the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's interactive database system that provides customized reports of fatal and nonfatal injury-related data. Under WISQARS Fatal, users can construct tables of injury deaths and death rates by particular causes of injury mortality, charts of deaths by leading causes of death, and charts of years of potential life lost (premature death) by specific causes of injury mortality and common causes of death. There is also new data on the costs of injury.
    • WHO Mortality Database 
      The online World Health Organization (WHO) mortality database contains data on registered deaths by age group, sex, year, and cause of death for the individual Member States. Data is available online and presented in table format. Detailed data files, are not recommended for the average user, and are also available.


    • Injury FASTATS 
      The CDC National Center for Health Statistics' Injury Data and Resources Web site provides Injury FASTATS. These are summaries of pertinent data and related links on the following topics: all injury, assault/homicide, self-inflicted injury/suicide, work-related injury/occupational injury, and accidents/unintentional injury.
    • Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARSTM)
      WISQARS - Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System - is the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's interactive database system that provides customized reports of fatal and nonfatal injury-related data. Under WISQARS Fatal, users can construct tables of injury deaths and death rates by particular causes of injury mortality, charts of deaths by leading causes of death, and charts of years of potential life lost (premature death) by specific causes of injury mortality and common causes of death. There is also new data on the costs of injury.
    • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) On-line 
      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's NEISS collects data from a national probability sample of U.S. hospitals to estimate the total number of product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms nationwide. This Web site allows certain estimates to be retrieved online by setting some or all of the following variables: date; product; sex; age; diagnosis; disposition; locale; body part involved. Note: Injuries normally not reportable may be reported under special studies, e.g., firearm-related injuries which are collected for the CDC.
    • WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) 
      WHOSIS is the guide to health and the health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization (WHO). Users may research statistics by country/region, or by topic, disease or condition.


    Substance Abuse

    • Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) 
      A project of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), APIS offers searchable access to authoritative, detailed, and comparable information on alcohol-related policies in the U.S. It provides in-depth comparisons of state policies on selected alcohol-related topics (as of a particular date and/or over a period of time specified by the site user), and summaries and text of alcohol-related bills and regulations enacted or adopted in the U.S. at either the state or federal level (in 2002 and later)
    • Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) 
      DAWN is a national drug abuse surveillance system sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Applied Studies. It provides detailed information on the abuse of illegal drugs and legal drugs used for nonmedical purposes. DAWN has two components: (1) an Emergency Department (ED) component, which collects data on drug-related visits to a sample of the nation's EDs, and (2) a mortality component, which collects data on drug-related deaths from medical examiners/coroners. Users may access DAWN reports or select a specific table from the publications at this site.
    • Monitoring the Future (MTF) 
      MTF is a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded ongoing survey of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of U.S. secondary school students, college students, and young adults. About 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed annually. This Web site offers links to recent data tables and figures, study information, and publications.
    • National Survey on American Attitudes on Substance Abuse 
      This annual phone survey of 12-17 year-olds is designed to probe substance-abuse risk and identify factors that increase or decrease the likelihood teens will smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs. Findings are presented in a report published by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.
    • National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH) 
      Formerly called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, NSDUH is an annual survey of the population age 12 and older designed to elicit information about the   prevalence, patterns, and consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse. It is sponsored by the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Data from NSDUH is available through published and Web reports.
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)                                      One of several special topic archives at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), SAMHDA is an initiative of the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHDA provides access to substance abuse and mental health research data documentation, and reports that are downloadable from the Web site and in public use format. The Web site features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected data sets within the archive.
    • WHO Global Alcohol Database
      The World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Alcohol Database provides a standardized reference source of information for global epidemiological surveillance of alcohol use, alcohol-related problems and alcohol policies. Users can research the database to find country-specific data on alcohol consumption and surveys and studies on drinking patterns in different countries.


    • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)  
      BJS is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. This Web site offers statistics about crime and victims from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), and statistics and materials on topics of critical interest, including: drugs and crime; homicide trends; firearms and crime; and international statistics. It also provides data for analysis including crime and justice data online (e.g.: homicide trends and characteristics), and access to data from other sources.
    • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) 
      Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, NACJD is one of several special topic archives at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). NACJD distributes computerized criminal justice data from federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator-initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis. Users may search data collections by search word(s) or by keyword, browse by subject area, or follow links to certain topics.
    • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) 
      NCJRS is a federally-funded resource offering one of the world's largest justice and substance abuse libraries and databases, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. It contains publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials. The statistics section offers statistical reports and articles on the following categories: corrections, courts, drugs and crime, gun violence, homicide, international, juvenile justice, law enforcement, National Incident-Based Reporting System, victims of crime, and more issues in criminal justice.
    • Sourcebook Online 
      Sourcebook Online is housed at the University of Albany, a U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored site. It presents the electronic edition of the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, enabling users to apply automatic searching capabilities to access data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the U.S. It is organized into six topical sections: characteristics of the criminal justice systems; public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics; nature and distribution of known offenses; characteristics and distribution of persons arrested; judicial processing of defendants; and persons under correctional supervision. Data are displayed in tables.
    • Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) 
      SBB is hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice. SBB's data analysis tools provide statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics, such as: juvenile population characteristics, juveniles as victims, juveniles as offenders, law enforcement and juvenile crime, juveniles in court, and juveniles in correction.  It also provides access to OJJDP online statistical publications, links to other statistical resources, and the Compendium of National Juvenile Justice Data Sets - an online resource that publicizes data sets for researchers on topics such as the characteristics of violent juvenile offenders, student victimization at school, and substance use.
    • Uniform Crime Reports 
      The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program presents data on crimes. Several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. Other publications, such as the annual Hate Crime Statistics, and special reports are also produced. Most documents on this site are prepared in PDF format. Selected tables are also available in Excel format.


    Other (new resources)

      • The website from the US government supports the mission to have all government data free online. Has information from climate change to crime.
      • 125 years of US healthcare data including claim-level Medicare data, epidemiology, and population statistics
    • Gapminders
      • Compilation of data from sources including the WHO and World Bank covering economic, medical, and social statistics from around the world

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