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Federal Statistics

In addition to data sets, many federal agencies provide access to reports, tables, and figures that present results of statistical analysis of health data.

National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus - Health Statistics
This site provides access to web sites that contain compiled health statistics, often on a topic or by an audience.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Wonder
Allows users to query dozens of numeric data sets on CDC’s mainframe and other computers, via "fill-in-the blank" request screens. Public-use data sets about mortality, cancer incidence, hospital discharges, AIDS, behavioral risk factors, diabetes, and many other topics are available for query. The requested data can be readily summarized and analyzed. A list of the more than 30 data sets that can be queried by CDC Wonder can be found at <>.

Data 2010 – The Healthy People 2010 Database
Interactive database system contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. Has national and state level data. Users can construct tables for specific objectives, or objectives identified by focus areas, data source, or by select population.

NCHS Health E-Stats
NCHS gathers compiled statistics from its printed publications at this web site.

Prevalence Data from the BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)
Users can query the BRFSS data sets for statistical information.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and physical activity.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

On-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) that provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.

HIV & AIDS Costs & Use
Data tools, resources, and research findings on HIV/AIDS cost and use.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Research, Statistics, Data & Systems
This site provides access to CMS computer data and systems; research studies and reports; statistics, series, and trends; and files for order.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

On-Line Analysis of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use
System provides ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data. The site also includes links to detailed analysis provided in data tables by Topic and Data Type.

Quick Statistics - - State Profiles
Get state level data from TEDS which provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of the 1.9 million annual admissions to treatment for abuse of alcohol and drugs in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems. Also get statistics from N-SSATS, an annual survey designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, and use of alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities and services throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions. These resources are good examples of systems that uses state level administrative data.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
Data files, documentation, and reports are downloadable from the web site and in public use format. The web site features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the archive. SAMHDA also provides user support through e-mail and a toll-free helpline.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Information Sources, Databases and Software
Lists many categories of resources.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

HRSA Data Warehouse

Provides web links to data sources and statistics available from HRSA.

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