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Health Statistics

What are Health Stats?

Before you begin searching, it will be helpful to review the tutorial Finding and Using Health Statistics from the National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology.  This will help you understand what agencies collect statistics, what the limitations are, and what types of data may be available.

Starting Points

National Center for Health Statistics - Portal for US public health statistics including diseases, pregnancies, births, aging, and mortality.
Health, United States, 2013 - Annual report on trends in health statistics
CDC Wonder - Vital statistics, injuries, communicable disease, occupational and environmental health
FastStats - Covers diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, and health care and insurance.
Health Indicators Warehouse  - Links indicators with evidence-based interventions
America's Health Rankings

Children and Adolescents

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health  - Includes data on children with special needs
Youth Online - Risk behaviors including drug use and sexual activity for high school and middle school
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