The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), which was conducted annually from 1965-2010, was a national probability survey designed to meet the need for information on characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States. Data from the NHDS are available annually and are used to examine important topics of interest in public health and for a variety of activities by governmental, scientific, academic, and commercial institutions.
Health Data Interactive presents tables with national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore different trends and patterns.
The goal of Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) is to provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. NHANES is a major program of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) touches on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives. The survey includes physical and mental health status, access to quality health care, as well as information on the child’s family, neighborhood and social context.
The Data Resource Center takes the results from the NSCH and makes them easily accessible to parents, researchers, community health providers and anyone interested in maternal and child health. Data on this site are for the nation and for each state plus the District of Columbia. State and national data can be further refined to assess differences by race/ethnicity, income, special health care needs status and a variety of other important demographic and health status characteristics.
Each year the report combines an assessment of global health, with a focus on a specific topic such as maternal & child health, health promotion, health system improvement, health systems financing, etc.
Provides access to various databases containing information on the occurrence of cancer worldwide held and managed by the Section of Cancer Information (CIN) of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
IHME's (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health.
Data from health surveys of over 90 countries on population, health, HIV and nutrition. Generate tables, maps, and summary reports from free data. Registration required to request datasets for research purposes.
Statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication of 200 countries. Science and technology section includes data on manpower and expenditures for research and development.
Data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, epidemic prone and emerging infections including meningitis, cholera, yellow fever and anti-infective drug resistance.
Health Statistics Guide (from IUPUI Ruth Lilly Medical Library)