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Public Health: Health Statistics

Sources for all disciplines charged with ensuring the health of whole populations.

Basics on Health Statistics

PHC 6251 Assessment & Surveillance Class Ppt

Health Stats - HouseCalls

UF Databases of statistics

From UF Health Science Center Library website's All HSCL databases list:

LexisNexis Statistical Insight - Content includes: tables from US govt & business reports 1999-present; US Federal statistical publications from 1973, with full-text from 2004; Intenational stat publications from UN, EU, OECD, etc. from 1983; US state govt, business and reseaerhc institutite stat publications from 1980 and sttat datasets from govt and private sector sources. Suggest using Advanced Search radio button. LibGuide , tutorials and links to RefWorks and EndNote, EndNote Web available.


 Find at University of Florida Libraries Databases - A to Z List (entering via UF computer, VPN or Proxy service.)

LexisNexis Statistical Insight -also available here.

Statista - market research, some health-related stats on "600+ international industries" from "trade organizations, scientific journals and government databases." Find at University of Florida Libraries Databases - A to Z List (entering via UF computer, VPN or Proxy service.)

TableBase (part of RDS Business Suite) - Some health-related business statistics here, but not a lot, so search generally. For example, instead of radiology equipment production in New Jersey, search durable medical equipment and scan/use Browser's Find function for titles or tables/reports reporting on New Jersey.


Statistical Sources


Community Health Status Indicators - Includes Population size, age and race/ethnicity distribution, list of peer counties. Click on "Data Details" near bottom of page for details on the formula & sources used to calculate stats given in the Demographics summary at the top of the page.

Area Resource Files (from Health Resources & Services Administration) (US) County-level data from more than 50 sources on county-level

US Census Bureau Small Small Area Income and Poverty Estimate (State and County) for 2010

County Health Rankings (2014 edition) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute's rankings of counties on "29 factors that impact health, including smoking, high school graduation rates, unemployment, physical in activity and access to healthy foods."


Florida CHARTS Statistics & Reports page  

Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Statistical Reports (free)

 CDC SNAPS - Snap Shots of State Population Data



Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts

CDC Youth Violence: State Statistics, including homicide and non-fatal assault-related injury rates 

America's Health Rankings Provided by United Health Foundation partnering with American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention



PH Partners (Partners in Info Access for the Public Health Workforce) Data Tools & Statistics  

National Center for Health Statistics CDC Data & Statistics 

CDC Data Provision data for cases of selected diseases and conditions reported thru the Nationally Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System by the 50 states, New York City, DC and US Terriorities. Collated and publishied weekly int he MMWR, but beginning 1/10/14, available on t his site in various sortable, machine-readable formats.

AHRQ Health Care Data and Surveys  - HCUP (Healthcare Cost  & Utilization Project) and MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey) from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

HCUP - Statistical Briefs - simple, descriptive statistics on specific, focused topics from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data

MedlinePlus Health Statistics - consumer-oriented database from National Library of Medicine. Links to PubMed articles

US Census Bureau

US Cancer Statistics from CDC

National Institute of Mental Health Statistics

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)

Vital & Health Statistics

US Bureau of Justice Statistics

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics . Access more narrative govt-funded transportation reports at 

EPA Statistical Databases  and EPA Statistical Primer- table of statistical methods (uni- and multi-variate, sampling, distribution-free, power analysis)

NCHHSTP Atlas  Interactive platform for accessing HIV, Viral Hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) data collected by CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

AHRQ Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network Data Archive evidence-based research and data, hosted on the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Bureau of Labor Statistics National Longitudinal Surveys - many available in HTML or access via NLS Investigator (account required for access). Include surveys of young men, young women, older men, mature women, child and young adult, most from the mid 1960's or 1970's and some discontinued after 1980-2003.

Resource Center for Minority Data Hosted on the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Project Tycho Open access to US weekly surveillance data on contagious diseases from 1888 to present.

Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, claims and assessment data linked by beneficiary across the continuum of care.
2019 Kids COUNT Data Book - Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual statistics on the well-being of US children.

Health, United States, 2014 CDC publication with data on many data on ethnic, age/life stage population, urban and other topics plus a special feature on Adults aged 55-64


WHOSIS - World Health Organization Statistical Information System 

Canada Communicable Diseae Report


CIA World FactBook -  Whatever your opinion of the CIA, its useful compendia of facts about nations is highly respected by information professionals around the world. Select country from pulldown near top of page.

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Statistics

 Hospital Episode Statistics  National statistical data warehouse for England of care provided by National Health Service hospitals and for NHS hospital patients treated elsewhere.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Global Burden of Disease stats, reports, visualizations stemming from wide collaborations to accurately assessment global, regional and country health situtaions and trends.

Our World in Data - visualizations on a developed at the University of Oxford on health, policy, food, media, education, etc.

Geographic Resources

HealthMap Set parameters of disease, location, vector and date to search for outbreak news. Provide your location for local reports.

US Census Bureau's Maps & Data page. Links to TIGER maps and thematic maps, plus statistical tools.

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