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.
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.
Data and Statistics about the U.S.
Offers a list on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.
Health & Demographics
(South Carolina State Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office)
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.
Health Statistics
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.
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.
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!
Public Health Data
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
This is the site of the Bureau of Epidemiology of DHEC. You can get very detailed disease-specific statistics, impact information, and general facts about diseases and health issues.
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(SC Department of Health and Human Services)
Statistics and reports on Medicaid and other services to citizens, including children and seniors.
State Health Facts-South Carolina
(Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:
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.
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.
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.

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