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About Health Statistics
- The U.S. Government collects and makes freely available valuable statistics and data sets.
- Many public-use data files are available for purchase from the National Center for Health Statistics.
- Some government sites offer tools for finding data.
- States vary in the amount of data they provide, but national statistics often have a state, and sometimes a county and metropolitan area component.
Tutorial - Finding and Using Health Statistics
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) provides a tutorial aimed at students, librarians, and other professionals interested in an introduction to the principles behind health statistics.
Health Statistics Portals
National Health Statistics
AHRQ This link opens in a new window
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
CDC Data and Statistics This link opens in a new window
Behavorial Risk Factor Surveillance System-BRFSS
CDC Wonder This link opens in a new window
Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research
CMS This link opens in a new window
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Selected statistics on a variety of health topics.
The latest data in reports, databases, and other resources.
Additional data and tools.
Food Insecurity in The United States
Interactive US map to explore food insecurity and the food banks in local areas from Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap project.
WISQARS This link opens in a new window
Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
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