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Birth and Infant Death Data - Linked Data

Links to public use micro-data and tabulated data produced by the NCHS.

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CHIS: California Health Interview Survey

The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the most comprehensive source of health information on Californians. CHIS is conducted every two years with many core questions repeated in each survey for measuring significant shifts over time. New questions are also added each survey year to address emerging concerns that are important for planning and policy development. Topics covered include health status, health conditions, health insurance, access to and use of health care, public program eligibility, child care, employment, and demographics.

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

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Fetal Death Data Public Use Data Files

These data files produced by the NCHS contain all fetal deaths occuring in the United States and the District of Columbia.

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Guatemalan Survey of Family Health, 1995 (EGSF)

The Guatemalan Survey of Family Health was designed to examine the way in which rural Guatemalan families and individuals cope with childhood illness and pregnancy, and the role of ethnicity, poverty, social support, and health beliefs in this process. It is part of a larger study designed and carried out by Noreen Goldman (Princeton University) and Anne Pebley (RAND), in collaboration with the Nutritional Institute of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala, with funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Healthcare Atlas Mapping Software, sponsored by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

The Healthcare Atlas is an interactive, Internet GIS mapping application that enables users to find and get information about hospitals and healthcare facilities. The application provides detailed information about hospitals, including license information, finance and utilization data, and annual patient summary reports. Patient origin and market share maps can be created dynamically with the California Healthcare Atlas. Maps can also be printed or saved.

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Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, Web Based
The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data - maintained by the CDC and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. WISQARS includes data back to 1981, by Census region or state, including fatal injury reports, leading causes of death reports, years of potential life lost, nonfatal injury reports, and leading causes of nonfatal injury reports. Data are available in report form or for download in CSV format.

Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS)
"Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) is an Internet-based data portal that provides consistently-coded data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, 1960s-present. IHIS provides free data and documentation on thousands of variables relating to health status and conditions, health behaviors, and health care access and use. Users can create a customized data extract including the years and variables suitable for their research project oranalyze data online."

International Classification of Diseases
On-line html documents for the International Classification of Diseases: from the International List of Causes of Death, Revision 1 (1900) to the ICD Revision 10 (1990), plus the ICD for Oncology.

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Marriage Data Public Use Data Files

These data files produced by the NCHS include all marriages occurring in States that meet reporting criteria for inclusion in the marriage-registration area, except for California unlicensed marriages.

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Natality Data, Public Use Data Files

These data files prodcued by NCHS include all births occurring within the United States. Births occurring to U.S. citizens outside the United States are not included.

NCHS Data Warehouse

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the principal health statistics agency for the U.S. NCHS produces data related to demographic and health concerns, including births, deaths, disease, injuries, growth, health care, health insurance, and physical activity. These data are based on either data collected via personal interviews and/or examinations, or data collected from vital and medical records. The most notable of NCHS holdings are the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the National Health Care Survey, and the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).

On this site, you will find detailed statistical tables, public use data files, data files linked to the National Death Index, and to the NCHS Research Data Center which provides statistical programming, consulting expertise, and dataset construction for your research project based on scientific and technical feasibility. Read the NCHS Data Use Restrictions carefully before using any data provided by the NCHS.

National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

The National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC was conducted and sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The NESARC is the primary source for information and data on the U.S. population for alcohol and drug use; alcohol and drug abuse and dependence; and associated psychiatric and other medical comorbidities.

NHANES: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

The NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, is a unique resource that combines personal interviews and physical examinations. The NHANES program began in the early 1960s and has been conducted as a series of surveys focusing on different population groups or health topics. . The survey examines a nationally representative sample of about 5,000 persons each year. These persons are located in counties across the country, 15 of which are visited each year. The NHANES interview includes demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and health-related questions. The examination component consists of medical, dental, and physiological measurements, as well as laboratory tests administered by highly trained medical personnel.

The NHANES is such a huge resource that the NCHS developed the NHANES Tutorial to teach researchers how to navigate it. Start here to learn how to find your locate variables, download data files, merge datasets, do descriptive statistics, other analyses, and more.

NHIS: National Health Interview Survey

Since 1957, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has been a principal source of information on the health of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States and is one of the major data collection programs of the NCHS.

NHIS data are used widely throughout the Department of Health and Human Services to monitor trends in illness and disability and to track progress toward achieving national health objectives. The data are also used by the public health research community for epidemiologic and policy analysis of such timely issues as characterizing those with various health problems, determining barriers to accessing and using appropriate health care, and evaluating Federal health programs.

The NHIS collects some demographic information on each member from each family in the house and collects data on topics including health status and limitations, injuries, healthcare access and utilization, health insurance, and income and assets.

Health and Retirement Study

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. The HRS surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. The study paints an emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning. HRS data products are available without cost to researchers and analysts. User Registration is required in order to download files.

NIS: National Immunization Survey

The National Immunization Survey is a list-assisted random-digit-dialing telephone survey followed by a mailed survey to children’s immunization providers that began data collection in April 1994 to monitor childhood immunization coverage. The target population for the NIS is children between the ages of 19 and 35 months living in the United States at the time of the interview. Vaccinations included in the survey are: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP); poliovirus vaccine (polio); measles-containing vaccine (MCV); Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib); hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B); varicella zoster vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), hepatitis A vaccine (Hep A), and influenza vaccine (FLU).

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

Public Use Data files and documentation for Cycle 6 (2002). The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies of families, fertility, and health.

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State Health Departments

This list, maintained by the NCHS as part of the National Vital Statistics System, provides hyperlinks to the health departments of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia, the City of New York, plus Statistics Canada, and the vital statistics agency of British Columbia.

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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 1991-2005 (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. In addition, the YRBSS monitors general health status and the prevalence of overweight and asthma. YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state and local school-based surveys conducted by state and local education and health agencies.

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Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System

The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data - maintained by the CDC and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. WISQARS includes data back to 1981, by Census region or state, including fatal injury reports, leading causes of death reports, years of potential life lost, nonfatal injury reports, and leading causes of nonfatal injury reports. Data are available in report form or for download in CSV format.

World Population Prospects (2008 Revision)
From the UN Population Division, this project provides comprehensive tables of demographic indicators for region, country, and development area for 1950-2050. Largely based on the UN Demographic Yearbook data. You can download data (.CSV format) or display it on screen.

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