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Need a dataset?
Do you need a dataset, on your topic or maybe just to practice on? See this NC State page (link below). Google has a newish search for datasets. I've had good luck with Figshare and ZENODO. Also, the Library
subscribes to the Web of Science's Data Citation Index and is a member of ICPSR, which is good for the social sciences.
Two health journal databases -- Where are other researchers getting their data?
Where are other researchers getting their data? Articles' methodology sections may lead you to publicly available data. In some cases, the researchers have measured phenomena and present original data.
Are you mapping health data? Cartographic Guidelines for Public Health
A portal to several CDC databases concerning health-related topics for public health information and numerical data sets such as AIDS/STDs, risk behaviors (the Behavioral Risk Surveillance System), mortality and natality statistics.
Data and Statistics (CDC)
Links to scientific data, surveillance, health statistics and laboratory information.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Published weekly and annual statistical reports on specific diseases as reported by state and some at the city level.
Only updated through 2011. This database contains data for Healthy People 2010, a framework of "national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats."
Tracking Healthy People
This database contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2020.
Gateway to statistics and data access tools from more than 70 U.S. federal agencies. A regional index for profiling states and county.
National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS
The U.S. government’s principal vital and health statistics agency.
NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care. [Source: About NCHS]
Health, United States, 2015
(Online book in PDF)
Annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of a chart book that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans, and a trend tables section of detailed data tables.
index for health statistics by subject.
National Vital Statistics Report
Regular issues cover provisional birth, death, marriage, and divorce statistics. Four to six special issues are issued per year. These issues cover the final data on births for the previous year, and special topic analyses are issued from time to time.
Wide variety of data sets
CDC 550 Cities data
This is the complete dataset for the 500 Cities project. This dataset includes 2013, 2014 model-based small area estimates for 27 measures of chronic disease related to unhealthy behaviors, health outcomes, and use of preventive services.
GHDx -- Global Health Data Exchange
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation -- University of Washington
The official statistics gathering body of the European Union. Information about public health and aging society are among the health statistics included.
NationMaster.com (RapidIntelligence, Australia)
A central data source which allows users to graphically compare nations using sources such as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.
Pan American Health Organization - Regional Core Health Data Initiative
Characterizes the health situation and trends in the countries of the Americas.
STATcompiler (MEASURE DHS, project funded by USAID)
STATcompiler allows users to create customized tables on several indicators and several developing countries. The MEASURE DHS (Demographic and Health Surveys) project developed STATcompiler for collecting and disseminating data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, as well as child survival, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition. To download entire surveys, users must apply for a free Download Account.
WHO Statistical Information System
Epidemiological and statistical information available from a variety of sources.
World Health Report:
contains basic social indicators and disease statistics.
World Health Statitics 2017
World Health Statistics 2017 compiles data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, with 35 indicators, as well as data on life expectancy.
Contact -- John Wiswell
John Wiswell firstname.lastname@example.org
Belk Library 225 262-7853
Available for consultations with students -- Email me.