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Health Data & Statistics Resources
While you might turn to a tried and true database to find health-related data and statistical information, there are better research tools for finding health statistics. Many government agencies at the county, state and federal levels collect health data. Use the tabs to the right to find a site that matches your data needs.
Keep in Mind:
- The specific data you’re looking for may not exist in the format you want.
- The most recent statistics on your topic may be several years old because it takes time to compile data.
- Statistics are intentionally anonymous – information identifying individuals is removed before the statistics are compiled.
- Not all statistical data is freely available. Ask a librarian if you're having trouble finding what you need.
To learn more about using health data, take the "Finding and Using Health Statistics" tutorial from the National Institutes of Health.
Centers for Disease Control Data & Statistics
Provides data by topic and tools that allow you to customize data tables and search data sets.
Dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations."
National Vital Statistics System
Provides information on birth, mortality, and fetal death statistics from across the U.S.
National Center for Health Statistics
Provides information on the health of Americans. Some data is collected through personal interviews or examinations, some is based on records containing data collected from vital and medical records.
Global Health Observatory (World Health Organization)
The World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) is now part of the Global Health Observatory. Find data on health issues around the world here.
Oregon Public Health Division - Data and Statistics
Includes data on selected populations in Oregon, chronic and communicable disease, environmental and occupational health, injury and violence, and more.
A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 700 health topics.