Health Statistics

Health Statistics

America's Health Rankings
(United Health Foundation)
This report is published in partnership with United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. America’s Health Rankings provides state-by-state analysis of our country’s health and the factors that affect it.
http://www.americashealthrankings.org/
Community Health Status Indicators - CHSI 2009
(Department of Health & Human Services)
CHSI provides statistics on key health indicators for every county in the United States. Each county profile can also be compared against neighboring counties and similar counties, called peer counties, nationwide. This is a useful tool for anyone studying community health.
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/CommunityHealth/homepage.aspx?j=1
Data & Statistics
(Center for Disease Control & Prevention)
This is the Data and Statistics section of the CDC. It includes numerous links to all kinds of health data, including surveillance reports, laboratory information, and databases such as CDC Wonder, which organizes statistics by topic area; HAZDAT, a hazardous substances database, and WISQARS, a database of injury-related data.
http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/
FedStats
(US Government)
"FedStats is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use the Internet's powerful linking and searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. " You can search for information by topic, by geography, by agency. There are also links to agency sites designed for kids in elementary through high school.
http://www.fedstats.gov/
Health & Demographics
(South Carolina State Budget and Control Board)
The Office of Research & Statistics provides statistics on the top 25 reasons for hospital discharges, emergency room visits; demographics such as numbers of health professionals in the state, people with disabilities, state mental health clients, and much more.
http://hd.ors.sc.gov/
Health Data Interactive
(National Center for Health Statistics)
"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."
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm
Health Indicators Warehouse
(National Center for Health Statistics)
"The federal data hub for measurable characteristics that describe the health of a population (such as life expectancy, mortality, disease incidence or prevalence, or other health states); determinants of health (such as health behaviors, health risk factors, physical environments, and socioeconomic environments); and health care access, quality, and use."
http://www.healthindicators.gov/
Health Statistics
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Specific Conditions/Aspects,Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Children, Teenagers, Seniors, Men, Women, and more. This page has links to many different kinds of statistics, primarily from government sources. Topics include leading causes of death, tables on birth, death, marriage, and divorce, how health is related to quality of life, leading health indicators, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthstatistics.html
MUSC Initiatives to Eliminate Health Disparities in South Carolina
(Medical University of South Carolina)
Learn about the different programs the Medical University of South Carolina has implemented to address health disparities in the state of South Carolina. Click on County Health Profiles for health statistics in your area.
http://healthdisparities.musc.edu/
National Center for Health Statistics
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
NCHS is the nation's "principal health statistics agency." this is a complex site with many approaches to complex statistics. A good place to start is FASTATS A to Z. In this section, you can either select a state from the map to see statistics and links to additional sites about that state, or you can search by subject (disease, health service, birth, death, state name, and many other topics). You can get comprehensive statistics for the US and find links to other sites. There are approaches to statistics by collecting agency and broad topics like Vital Statistics. This is a rich resource with broad coverage. Check it out if you need health statistics of any kind -- it might be here!
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Reports/Statistics
(SC Department of Health and Human Services)
Statistics and reports on Medicaid and other services to citizens, including children and seniors.
https://www.scdhhs.gov/reports-statistics
South Carolina
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
This is the site of the Bureau of Epidemiology of DHEC. Select Data & Reports from the list on the left to go to state-wide, County-specific and General Reports. You can get very detailed disease-specific statistics, impact information, and general facts about diseases and health issues. Most are in PDF format.
http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/SCPublicHealthStatisicsMaps/
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State Health Facts-South Carolina
(Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: statehealthfacts.org)
This resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. You can get individual state profiles or comparison data in topic areas such as Demographics and the Economy, Health Status, Medicaid and SCHIP, Health Costs & Budget, Managed Care & Health Insurance, Minority Health, Women's Health, and HIV/AIDS.
http://kff.org/statedata/?state=SC
Steve Gold’s Treasured Nuggets of Information
This is the personal Website of Steve Gold, an attorney specializing in disability rights. The site is dedicated to the advocacy for the disabled and enforcement of the Americans with Disablities Act. On this site you can find regulatory and statistical information on Housing, Medical Assistance, Nursing Homes, Education and more. Mr. Gold presents his articles as Information Bulletins.
http://www.stevegoldada.com/
The 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
This "represents the first national comprehensive effort to measure differences in access and use of health care services by various populations. The report includes a broad set of performance measures that can serve as baseline views of differences in the use of services. The report presents data on the differences in the use of services, access to health care, and impressions of quality for seven clinical conditions, including cancer, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, mental health, and respiratory disease as well as data on maternal and child health, nursing home and home health care, and patient safety. It also examines differences in use of services by priority populations. Future reports will help the nation make continuous improvement by tracking differences through a consistent set of measures that will be updated as new measures and data become available. " The entire report may be downloaded as a .pdf file. Sections are downloadable as Word files.
http://archive.ahrq.gov/qual/nhdr05/nhdr05.htm
Trust for America’s Health
This is a non-profit, non-partisan health advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect the health of every community and to make disease prevention national priority. Click on Your State’s Health to find data about South Carolina’s health. There are statistics on disease rates, obesity health disparities bioterrorism preparedness, birth defects, funding for health and much more.
http://healthyamericans.org/
VitalStats
(National Center for Health Statistics)
"Provides tables, data files, and reports that allow users to access and examine vital statistics and population data interactively."
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/VitalStats.htm

Last Modified: Friday January 11, 2013 2:18 PM