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Data Summary Descriptions

The CDC WONDER online databases, as well other public health data collections listed on CDC WONDER, are listed by name below, in two sections, CDC WONDER and other public health data collections. Each data collection named below has a link and a brief summary description. For an alphabetical listing of both groups and more, please see A-Z Index. For a listing of data sources by topic area, please see Topics.


CDC WONDER Systems

AIDS Public Information Data on WONDER (Archive)

AIDS public use data are counts of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) cases reported by state and local health departments. The data are updated annually. The archive AIDS Public Information online databases allow you to request data for cases reported January, 1981 - December, 2002, for specific locations (metropolitan or regional rural areas), HIV exposure group (selected risk factors for AIDS), case definition, sexual orientation and gender, age at diagnosis, race and ethnicity, current vital status, and the dates (month/year) of diagnosis and initial case report. Selected exposure categories for AIDS include: male homosexual/bisexual contact (adult), intravenous (IV) drug use (adult female or heterosexual male), male homo/bisexual and IV drug use (adult), heterosexual contact with HIV+/HIV risk partner (adult), sole identified mode of exposure or multiple modes of exposure (adult) Hemophilia/coagulation disorder (adult or pediatric), receipt of blood, blood components or tissue (adult or pediatric), risk not reported or identified (adult or pediatric), country of birth or foreign origin (adult or pediatric), mother tests HIV+ or has HIV risk factors (pediatric). Charts and maps are also available.

Source: AIDS Public Information Dataset is published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV/AIDS.


Births (Natality) on WONDER

The Natality data are available from a county-level national data collection derived from the U.S. records of birth (birth certificates). Counts of births occurring within the United States to U.S. residents and non-residents can be obtained by state, county of mother's residence, child's gender and weight, gestation period, maternal race, maternal age, maternal education, selected medical risk factors, tobacco use, prenatal care, and birth plurality. Birth rates and fertility rates are calculated. Maps and charts are also available. The data are updated annually.

Source: the Natality data set is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).


Cancer: United States Cancer Statistics on WONDER

Cancer incidence data are collected from cancer registries, based on oncology reports from health care providers. Cancer mortality data are derived from death certificates. Cancer incidence and death counts, rates, mortality incidence rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals are available by state, metropolitan area, cancer classification, age, race, and gender. Charts and maps are also available. The data are updated annually.

Source: cancer incidence data are collected in collaboration with:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)


Deaths (Mortality) on WONDER

Mortality data derived from US death certificates, compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative, are available in the following online databases:

  • Compressed Mortality File - Underlying Cause of Death on WONDER

    The Compressed Mortality File (CMF) is a county-level national mortality and population data collection spanning decades, derived from the U.S. records of deaths (death certificates) since 1968. Counts and rates of death can be obtained by place of residence (U.S., region, division, state and county), age (17 age groups), race (3 groups for 1968-1998 data, 4 groups for 1999 and later), Hispanic origin (for 1999 and later), gender, year, urbanization (for 1999 data and later years) and underlying cause-of-death (4-digit ICD code or group of codes, injury classifications). Death rates are calculated per 100,000 persons. However, death rates for infants (age less than 1 year) are calculated as the number of deaths per 1,000 live births. Crude death rates and age-adjusted death rates can be calculated, as well as 95% confidence intervals and standard errors for death rates. Maps and charts are also available. The data are updated annually.

    Source: the Compressed Mortality File (CMF) data set is published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Office of Analysis and Epidemiology (OAE).

  • Detailed Mortality - Underlying Cause of Death on WONDER

    The Detailed Mortality - Underlying Cause of Death database contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties. Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents. Each death certificate identifies a single underlying cause of death and demographic data. The number of deaths, crude death rates or age-adjusted death rates, and 95% confidence intervals and standard errors for death rates can be obtained by place of residence (total U.S., region, state and county), age group (single-year-of age, 5-year age groups, 10-year age groups and infant age groups), race (4 groups), Hispanic ethnicity, gender, year, cause-of-death (4-digit ICD-10 code or group of codes), injury intent and injury mechanism, drug/alcohol induced causes and urbanization categories. Data are also available for place of death, month and week day of death, and whether an autopsy was performed.

    Source: the Detailed Mortality data are compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative; the data set is produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics (DVS), Mortality Statistics Branch.

  • Infant Deaths: Linked Birth / Infant Death Records

    This dataset has counts of Infant deaths, live births and infant death rates for children under 1 year of age, occurring within the United States to U.S. residents. Counts and death rates per 1,000 live births can be obtained by state and county of residence, child's age at death, birth weight, cause of death, maternal race, maternal age, maternal education, gestation period, prenatal care, live birth order, marital status, and more. Maps and charts are also available. The data are updated annually.

    Source: the Linked Birth/Infant Death Records data are compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative; the data are produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center For Health Statistics (NCHS).

  • Multiple Cause of Death on WONDER

    The Multiple Cause of Death data set contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties. Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents. Each death certificate contains a single underlying cause of death, up to twenty additional multiple causes, and demographic data. The number of deaths, crude death rates, age-adjusted death rates and 95% confidence intervals for death rates can be obtained by cause of death (4 digit ICD-10 codes, 113 selected causes of death, 130 selected causes of infant death, drug and alcohol related causes of death, injury intent and injury mechanism categories), place of residence (national, region, division, state, and county), age (single-year-of age, 5-year age groups, 10-year age groups and infant age groups), race (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American, White), Hispanic ethnicity, gender and year. Data are also available by urbanization categories for county of residence, place of death, month and week day of death, and whether an autopsy was performed.

    Source: the Multiple Cause of Death data are compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative; the data set is produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics (DVS), Mortality Statistics Branch.


Population Estimates on WONDER

Population estimates are provided for use as denominator data in rate calculations. The following population data collections are available:

  • United States Bridged-Race Estimates since 1990 on WONDER

    July 1st resident estimates for 1990 and later years by: Year, State, County, Bridged-Race (4-categories), Ethnicity, Sex and Age Groups (5-year). Maps and charts are also available. The data are updated annually.

  • United States Population Projections on WONDER

    • State level population projections for the years 2004 - 2030 by year, state, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, released by the US Census Bureau in 2005.
    • National level population projections for the years 2014 - 2060 by year, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin; released by the US Census Bureau in 2014.
    • National migration, birth and death projections for the years 2014 - 2060 are available by year, age, sex and race; released by the US Census Bureau in 2014.
    • National migration, birth and death projections for the years 2014 - 2060 by year, age, sex and Hispanic ethnicity; released by the US Census Bureau in 2014.

Source: population data are provided by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. The Bridged-Race estimates are produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).


Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity on WONDER

The Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity online database contains sexually transmitted disease morbidity data for the 50 United States, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam by year, gender of patients, type of STD, area of report, age group, disease and state. Incidence counts and rates are available. Charts and maps are also available. The data are updated on an annual basis.

Source: the Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity data are provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.


Tuberculosis: Online Tuberculosis Information System (OTIS) on WONDER

The Online Tuberculosis Information System (OTIS) contains information on verified tuberculosis (TB) cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by state health departments, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico from 1993 through 2003. These data were extracted from the CDC national TB surveillance system. Data for 22 variables are included in the data set and users are able to obtain incidence counts and rates, and show the percentage of cases that have completed therapy in less than 1 year of diagnosis. Users can produce cross-tabulations with multi-level stratification, charts and maps. Data are available at the national, state, and large metropolitan statistical area level. Charts and maps are also available. The data are updated on an annual basis.

Source: The Online Tuberculosis Information System (OTIS) and the Tuberculosis Surveillance Reports are published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of TB Elimination.


Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on WONDER

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is a cooperative program for vaccine safety of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines. Results show the number of event reports and percentages. Charts and maps are also available. The data are updated on a monthly basis.

Source: VAERS is provided in collaboration with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Other Data Collections

Assisted Reproductive Technology Reports

The goal of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Reports is to help potential parents make informed decisions about assisted reproductive technology. The reports review data collected since 1980.

Source: The Assisted Reproductive Technology Reports are published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Division of Reproductive Health (DRH).


Asthma and Allergies

Asthma, reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) and other chronic respiratory problems can be caused by allergies to work-related exposure to various substances. This CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) web site has statistics, publications, guidelines, as well as information from:

  • Work-Related Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance Report
  • Work-Related Asthma Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks (SENSOR)

Source: "Asthma and Allergies" is published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


Asthma Prevalence and Environmental Health

Please see BRFSS for a description of the data.

Source: the Environmental Health web site for "Asthma Prevalence" is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH).


BRFSS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a unique, state-based surveillance system active in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Information on health risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access, primarily related to chronic disease and injury, is obtained from a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults, 18 years and older, in each State. The BRFSS provides flexible, timely, and ongoing data collection that allows for State-to-State and State-to-nation comparisons. State-specific data, including racial-and-ethnic-specific data from the BRFSS, provide a sound basis for developing and evaluating public health programs, including programs targeted to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health risks. The BRFSS is the largest telephone-based surveillance system in the world with over 200,000 interviews nationwide per year. See also:

Source: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data are published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Adult and Community Health, Behavioral Surveillance Branch.


Cancer Statistics

In addition to the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) data available on CDC WONDER, the following sites provide cancer data collections:


Codes and Classifications (CodeKit)

The Codes and Classifications page lists resources for information about the code sets and standard reference tables.


Combined Health Information Database

The Combined Health Information Database, CHID, is a database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.

Source: the Combined Health Information Database is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Organization (HRSO).


Community Health Status Indicators

The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) is an interactive web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment.

Source: the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) is currently maintained by United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


DATA2010 ...the Healthy People 2010 Database

DATA2010 is an information system developed by staff of the division of Health Promotion Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. With this system, world-wide users have the ability to view the data collected to track Healthy People 2010 objectives, with national baseline and monitoring data for each Healthy People 2010 objective. Users can select data options to create and browse real-time tables and graphs of the baseline and tracking year data for all 28 health focus areas, as well as the leading health indicators. This interactive system allows users to query an updated database and construct tables. Tables can be constructed for specific objectives, or objectives identified by focus areas, data source, or by select population.

Source: the Healthy People 2010 Database (DATA2010) is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Health Promotion Statistics.


Environmental health - the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources. Tables, maps and charts are available.

Source: the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH).


FARS - Fatal Accident Reporting

The Fatal Accident Reporting System gathers data on the most severe traffic crashes that occur each year - those that result in the loss of human life. FARS became operational in 1975, and contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a traffic way customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of a person (occupant of a vehicle or a nonmotorist) within 30 days of the crash.

The system was conceived, designed, and developed in service of the following mission: to provide an overall measure of highway safety, to help identify traffic safety problems, to suggest solutions, and to help provide an objective basis on which to evaluate the effectiveness of motor vehicle safety standards and highway safety programs.

Source: the Fatal Accident Reporting System is provided by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA).


Health Data Interactive (HDI)

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. HDI is maintained by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Source: Health Data Interactive is maintained by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).


Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW)

The Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW) provides access to high quality data improves understanding of a community's health status and determinants, and facilitates the prioritization of interventions. The HIW is a collaboration of many Agencies and Offices within the Department of Health and Human Services. The HIW is maintained by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Source: the Health Indicators Warehouse is maintained by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).


Influenza Mortality - 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System (CMRS)

As part of its national influenza surveillance effort, CDC receives weekly mortality reports from 122 cities and metropolitan areas in the United States within 2-3 weeks from the date of death. These reports summarize the total number of deaths occurring in these cities/areas each week, as well as the number attributed to pneumonia and influenza. Data are published weekly in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Source: CDC 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System weekly provisional data as published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


Injury Mortality Data

The Injury Mortality reports contain frequency and rates of deaths due to injury by state, age category, sex, and category of injury including Firearm-Related, Firearm-Homicide, Firearm-Suicide, Homicide, Motor Vehicle, Suffocation, Suffocation, Suicide, Drowning, Fall, Fire/Flame and Poisoning. The reports are generated by WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), an interactive system that provides customized injury-related mortality data useful for research and for making informed public health decisions.

Source: WISQARS is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).


Leading Causes of Death

You can use Leading Causes of Death Reports to determine the number of injury-related deaths relative to the number of other leading causes of death in the United States or in individual states. The reports are generated by WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), an interactive system that provides customized injury-related mortality data useful for research and for making informed public health decisions.

Source: WISQARS is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).


MATCH County Health Rankings

Compare health information profiles for states and counties, by outcomes and factors.

Source: the County Health Rankings system is produced by the University of Wisconsin's Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project (not a government agency). Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement, use the data at your own risk.


Medical Tests for OSHA Regulated Substances (MedTest)

This database lists the specific medical tests published in the literature for OSHA regulated substances. Updates of OSHA mandated tests (July 1, 2000) and NIOSH/OSHA recommendations are included. The Medical Test pages include Editor/Author, Specific Medical Tests Published in the Literature, and Full Reference Information.

Source: the MedTest database is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


Mortality - Occupational

The National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS) includes mortality data since 1968, by disease (underlying or contributing cause), industry, occupation, age group, sex, race (3 categories) and state. Obtain reports of counts, age-adjusted rates, crude rates, and years of potential life lost (YPLL).

Source: National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS) are provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


National Notifiable Diseases (NND)

Weekly provisional data for selected nationally notifiable diseases reported by the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories are collated and published weekly in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Cases reported by state health departments to CDC for weekly publication are provisional because of ongoing revision of information and delayed reporting. Case counts in these query tables are presented as they were published in the MMWR. Therefore, numbers listed in later MMWR weeks may reflect changes made to these counts as additional information becomes available.

Source: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System weekly provisional data as published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES)

From 1981 to 1983, NIOSH conducted the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) that collected data on potential occupational exposures to chemical, physical, and biological agents. The survey involved on-site visits to 4,490 establishments in 522 industry types [OMB 1972] employing approximately 1,800,000 workers in 377 occupational categories [Census 1980]. Nearly 13,000 different potential exposure agents and over 100,000 unique tradename products were observed during these on-site visits. Field guidelines, sampling methodology, and an analysis of management interview responses have been published [NIOSH 1988, 1989a, 1989b]. However, the bulk of the data remains unpublished. The NOES database has not been updated since July 1, 1990.

Source: the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) data are provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS)

The National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) is a laboratory-based system that monitors temporal and geographic patterns associated with the detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human parainfluenza viruses (HPIV), respiratory and enteric adenoviruses, and rotavirus. Influenza specimen information, also reported to NREVSS, are integrated with CDC Influenza Surveillance. Data are collected from collaborating university and community hospital laboratories, selected state and county public health laboratories, and commercial laboratories. These participating laboratories report virus detections, isolations and electron microscopy results on a weekly basis.

Source: NREVSS is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases (DVRD), Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch.


NCHS Data Visualization Gallery

This web site provides data visualization for various health topics.

Source: the NCHS Data Visualization Gallery site is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).


Occupational Safety and Health Topics

This web site provides information on specific occupational safety and health topics.

Source: the Occupational Safety and Health Topics site is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


Occupational Safety Resource Database (NIOSHTIC 2)

NIOSHTIC 2 is a bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and other communication products supported in whole or in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Source: the NIOSHTIC 2 database is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.

Source: the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


PRAMSTAT - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Statistics

Data are available by state and year for a variety of risk factors, such as physical abuse, breastfeeding, and pregnancy intention.

Source: PRAMSTAT - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Statistics is produced by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Reproductive Health (DRH).


Prevention Guidelines Archives

The Prevention Guidelines Archives are a collection of published CDC recommendations designed to help meet the information needs of public health officials by providing ready access to guidelines and recommendations issued by the CDC. The database was developed as part of CDC's Information Network for Public Health Officials (INPHO) initiative, through a joint effort of the Public Health Practice Program Office (PHPPO), the Public Health Information Systems Branch of the Information Resources Management Office (IRMO), and the Epidemiology Program Office (EPO), in collaboration with all Centers, Institutes, and offices at CDC.

Source: the archive Prevention Guidelines System was collated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), former Public Health Practice Program Office (PHPPO).


Public Data Explorer

Online visualization tool explores large public datasets with maps and charts depicting animated trends over time. Some of CDC's public health data collections are included.

Source: the Public Data Explorer tool is produced by Google (not a government agency). Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement, including republished CDC data that are "powered by CDC WONDER."


Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System

Please see National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) for the description.


Scientific Data and Documentation Archives

CDC WONDER hosts CDC's archives of many public-use scientific data collections. You can search the documentation for dataset, data collection methodology, and code book information.

Source: This archive collection is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The collection was established by the former Information Resources Management Office.


SEER - Cancer Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results

See Cancer Incidence above.


SENSOR-Pesticides Database

Survey data from 1998-1999 were obtained from the seven states (AZ, CA, FL, LA, NY, OR, and TX) that conducted acute occupational pesticide-related illness surveillance as part of the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) program during those years. The database has case reports for a total of 1,009 individuals with acute occupational pesticide-related illness.

Source: the SENSOR-Pesticides Database is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.


Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) provides estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties by demographic and income characteristics. Produce tables and maps.

Source: the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance and Statistics Reports

The Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance and Statistics web site has reports presenting statistics and trends of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States since 1993. This annual publication is intended as a reference document for policy makers, program managers, health planners, researchers, and others who are concerned with the public health implications of these diseases. The information covers four areas:

  1. National profile is an overview of the STD situation in the United States.
  2. Special Focus Profiles describing STDs in selected subgroups and populations that are a focus of national and state prevention efforts.
  3. Detailed tables provide statistical information about STDs at the state, city, and national levels.
  4. The Appendix provides information about the sources and limitations of the data used to produce the reports.

SMART: Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends

See BRFSS above.


Sortable Stats: Sortable Risk Factors and Health Indicators

Sortable Stats is an interactive data set comprised of behavioral risk factors and health indicators. This data set compiles state level data for the 50 states, DC, and U.S. territories from various published CDC and federal sources into a format that allows users to view, sort, and analyze data at state, regional, and national levels. This tool is intended to serve as a resource in the promotion of policy, system, and environmental changes.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


State Health Facts

Compare health profiles for the 50 United States.

Source: The State Health Facts web site is produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation (not a government agency). Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement, use the data at your own risk.


Tuberculosis Surveillance Reports

The Tuberculosis Surveillance Reports contain tabular and graphic information about reported TB cases collected from 59 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, U.S. dependencies and possessions, and independent nations in free association with the United States). The reports include statistics on tuberculosis case counts and case rates by states and metropolitan statistical areas with tables of selected demographic and clinical characteristics (e.g., race/ethnicity, age group, country of origin, form of disease, drug resistance, etc.).

Source: the Tuberculosis Surveillance Reports are published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of TB Elimination.


WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.

Source: WISQARS is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).


YRBSS - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) provides information about the prevalence of behaviors practiced by young people that put their health at risk. Developed by CDC in collaboration with federal, state, and private-sector partners, this voluntary system includes a national survey and surveys conducted by state and local education and health agencies. The YRBSS provides vital information on risk behaviors among young people to more effectively target and improve health programs.

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Adolescent and School Health (ASH).




This page last reviewed: Tuesday, January 05, 2016
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