tools & resources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Provides an interactive way to find physical activity health statistics by state. 

CDC Wonder
CDC WONDER, developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an integrated information and communication system for public health. For the anonymous user (general public), access is provided to more than thirty numerical databases and document collections.

Community Health Status Indicators Project
The CHSI provide a profile of each county's overall health status using a broad spectrum of health indicators. Counties can compare their health indicators to Healthy People 2010 targets, 1997 U.S. rates, and peer counties (counties which share characteristics of population size, density, age distribution, and poverty). Mortality data age-adjusted to the new year 2000 standard also are provided.

Data 2010
DATA 2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the division of Health Promotion Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. Data are included for all the objectives and subgroups identified in the Healthy People 2010. 

Fastats
The National Center for Health Statistics reference page including an index listing of health information and statistics and links to data. It provides health information state-by-state.

Medline Plus Health Statistics
Provides a list of links to a variety of health statistics from different agencies and on different topic areas.

National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems was created in 1933 as an association of public health professionals in the United States concerned about vital records and health statistics. The founders of the association felt that a forum was needed for discussing vital records registration issues as well as statistical issues among responsible individuals in state health agencies.

National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics is the Federal 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. 

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This survey has been designed to collect information about the health and diet of people in the United States. 

NCHS Data Warehouse
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.