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Finding U.S. Health-related Data and Statistics: Selected Resources

  • American Factfinder
    A database from the U.S. Census Bureau with population, housing, and business statistics at the country, state, county, city, and zip code levels.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Covers a wide variety of health topics.
  • FedStats
    Links to official statistical information produced by the U.S. federal government. Browse by topic or agency or search across agency websites.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
    Find data from the "nation's principal health statistics agency," housed within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This site includes archived editions (1995-2012). Old print editions (1886- ) are in the Trexler Library Government Documents section starting at C 3.134:886. See the ProQuest Statistical Insight database for the 2013 Statistical Abstract.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations. Includes the 2013 Statistical Abstract.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    "Leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy."
  • CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report
    "Consolidated assessment that highlights health disparities and inequalities across a wide range of diseases, behavioral risk factors, environmental exposures, social determinants, and health-care access by sex, race and ethnicity, income, education, disability status and other social characteristics."
 
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