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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 alphabetically by name below. Each data set named below has a link and a brief summary description.

AIDS Public Information Data on WONDER

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 AIDS Public Information on-line database allows 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.


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 statitistics, publications, guidelines, as well as information from:

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).


Births on WONDER

Please see Natality for a description of the data.


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:

BRFSS Prevalence Data
BRFSS national and state level trends
BRFSS-SMART: Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends
BRFSS data and tools
BRFSS Health Risk Behaviors at a Glance

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.


Bridged-Race Population Estimates on WONDER

Please see Population Estimates on WONDER.


Cancer Data and Reports

Cancer incidence data are collected from cancer registries, based on oncology reports from health care providers. Cancer incidence and mortality data are available from:

Source: cancer incidence data are collected in collaboration with:


CPONDER - CDC's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) On-line Data for Epidemiologic Research

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

Source: CPONDER - CDC's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) On-line Data for Epidemiologic Research, 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).


Census

Please see Population Estimates on WONDER.


Codes and Classifications (CodeKit)

WONDER no longer hosts this application. The Codes and Classifications page lists resources for information about the code sets we used to host. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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).


Compressed Mortality File or CMF

Please see Mortality - Underlying Cause of Death on WONDER for the description.


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 Enviromental 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 trafficway 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).


Healthy People 2010 Database (Data2010)

Please see Data2010 for the description.


Health Risk Behaviors at a Glance

Please see BRFSS for a description of the data.

Source: the "Health Risk Behaviors at a Glance" web site is provided 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).


Infant Deaths: Linked Birth / Infant Death Records

See Linked Birth / Infant Death Records for the data description.


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).


Linked Birth/Infant Death Records on WONDER

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

Source: the Linked Birth/Infant Death Records 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).


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 - Multiple Cause of Death on WONDER

National, state and county mortality data by underlying cause and up to twenty multiple causes of death for each death certicate. Data are available by age group, race, sex and Hispanic origin (for 2005 and later years), as well as infant mortality indicators and urbanization categories. Cause of death is specified by ICD 10 codes since year 1999. Death counts, age-specific rates, and age-adjusted rates, 95% confidence intervals and standard errors for rates are available. Maps and charts are also available. Data are updated annually.

Source: the Multiple Cause of Death (MCD) 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.


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).


Mortality - Underlying Cause of Death on WONDER

The Compressed Mortality File (CMF) is a county-level national mortality and population data base spanning decades, derived from the U.S. records of deaths (death certificates) since 1979. 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 1979-1998 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.


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).


National Agricultural Safety Database

NASD is a national central repository of agricultural health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community and especially for agricultural safety specialists.

Source: the National Agricultural Safety Database is provided in collaboration with 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), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), and the Southern Coastal Agromedicine Center.


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.


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).


Population Estimates on WONDER

Population estimates are provided for use as denominator data in rate calculations. The following on-line databases are available:

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).


Population Projections per State on WONDER

Please see Population Estimates on WONDER above.


Prevention Guidelines (archived collection)

The Prevention Guidelines 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 Prevention Guidelines System is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Practice Program Office (PHPPO).


Public Data Explorer

Vizualization tool explores large public datasets with maps and charts depicting animated trends over time.

Source: the Public Data Explorer tool is produced by Google (not a government agency). Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement, except for those CDC data sets 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

CDC WONDER provides stewardship for CDC's access to many public-use scientific data collections. You can search the documentation for dataset, data collection methodology, and code book information.

Source: The collection is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology Program Office (EPO), Division of Public Health Informatics and Surveillance (DPHSI), Information Technology Branch.


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.


Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity on WONDER, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance and Statistics

Sexually Transmitted Disease information reported to CDC is available in 2 ways:

Source: the Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity data is 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.


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.


SMART: Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends

See BRFSS above.


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.


Standard Reference Tables

See Codes and Classifications above.


Online Tuberculosis Information System (OTIS) on WONDER, Tuberculosis Surveillance

Tuberculosis information reported to CDC is available in two ways:

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. Produce frequency counst and percentages of event reports. 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).


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).




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