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Government Publications- U.S. Statistical Resources

Health

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The CDC is the lead US federal agency tasked to protect the health and safety of both Americans and people around the world, provide authoritative health information, and to promote health. The CDC collects and disseminates vast amounts of data and provides access to most of it via its website. Browse data and statistics by topic, build customizable data tables and query datasets, or link to CDC publications and reports.

  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
    A division of the CDC, NCHS is the principal health statistics agency in the United States. The agency collects "data from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing." The site provides links to FastStats: statistics by topic, NCHS publications, various federal health surveys, and statistical databases.

  • Health, United States
    From the National Center for Health Statistics, this publication presents data on health trends in the American population. Each year, a topical subject is also covered in depth, such as issues of adolescent health, aging, etc.

  • Cancer Mortality Maps (National Cancer Institute)
    Provides interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-2004 for more than 40 cancers.

  • Injury Data and Resources
    Provides an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.