Locating health-related data and statistics can be a bit challenging. Below you will find a list resources to help you locate health related data. Please keep in mind that this guide is not comprehensive; rather, it provides links to frequently used heath data and statistics websites.
Here are a couple things to keep in mind when trying to locate health related data:
Sometimes you are able to find statistics through a simple Google search, by searching for your topic along with the word statistics.
The U.S. Government collects a huge amount of health data. Agency websites serve as portals to finding health statistics on all kinds of topics, so they make a great starting place in your search for statistical information.
The CDC is a part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and is the primary federal agency for public health.
Data and Statistics: This is the starting point for health statistics from the CDC. Browse by topic, view publications, and links to interactive tools, surveys and more.
FastStats: A-Z topic list of statistics and data available from CDC
CDC Wonder: A portal to several CDC databases concerning health-related topics for public health information and numerical data sets such as AIDS/STDs, risk behaviors (the Behavioral Risk Surveillance System), mortality and natality statistics.
The NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency. It is a unit of the CDC. The NCHS homepage is also a central point for health statistics searchable by topic, links to surveys, publications, and other online tools.
DHHS is the umbrella agency under which most national health data and statistics programs operate.
The World Health Organization is an agency of the United Nations and is an international coordinating agency for public health.
Data and Statistics Major WHO databases include the Global Health Observatory (national statistics for health indicators) and WHO Global Infobase Online (chronic diseases and risk factors). Data is also accessible by topical categories.