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Library Resource Guide for: STATISTICS AND DATA

Community Health

Cancer Statistics by the National Cancer Institute holds a large amount of data and maps about cancer in the U.S.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) is the federal agency that organizes disease prevention, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities.

CDC Data & Statistics is the main page for the statistics for the CDC.

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) provides data on Medicare and Medicaid.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health allows you to search the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Demographic and Health Surveys has data about developing countries concerning issues such as population, health, and nutrition programs.

HCUPnet ( Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) has national, regional and state data on community hospitals. National and regional HCUP data have OB-GYN, ENT, orthopedic, cancer, pediatric, public, and academic medical hospitals.

ICPSR has a large collection of health related data sets.

Kids Count has 10 key measures to index child well being in each state and nationally.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey gives you data concerning financial aspects of medical care.

National Women Health Indicators Database allows you to create tables and maps with data regarding women's health.

The Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC)gives free assistance to academic, government and non-profit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research.

State Health Facts contains state-level data on health status and insurance along with demographic information.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMHSA) has online searchable data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning substance abuse.

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) has injury-related data for the U.S.

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) holds the majority of data on health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information