Help in locating, retrieving, or using computer-readable, numeric or GIS data, as well as access to a growing collection of electronic data files, analytical software such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, and more, is available at the UCB Library Data Lab.
AARP State Data
AARP's State Data site, part of its Public Policy Institute, posts state-specific statistics on the 50+ population. Topics covered include demographic data, health expenditures and financing, health status, Medicare enrollment, utilization and quality of services, economic indicators, and state housing profiles.
AARP Surveys and Statistics
The AARP Surveys and Statistics site features authoritative information on topics affecting the 50+ population. This expanding collection of research publications and surveys seeks to provide deeper insight and fresh perspectives to opinion leaders, scholars and other professional audiences. Topics covered include health care reform, Medicare, long-term care, aging trends and surveys for each state, among many others.
AgingStats.Gov, the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.
The Forum encourages collaboration among federal agencies to improve the quality and usefulness of data on the aging population. Membership includes 12 federal agencies that produce or use statistics on aging. The site includes data resources, aging-related statistical information from Forum member web sites, and more.
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
"Older Americans 2010, the fifth report prepared by the Forum since 2000, provides an updated, accessible compendium of indicators, drawn from the most reliable official statistics about the well-being of Americans primarily age 65 and older. The indicators are categorized into five broad areas—population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care. Supporting data for each indicator, including complete tables, PowerPoint slides and source descriptions, can be found on the Forum’s website."
Bay Area Census
Selected 1860-2010 Census data for the Bay Area, including counties, cities, and small areas. Produced by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (CDC)
BRFSS is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Prevelance Trends, GIS data, Chronic Disease Indicators, as well as the survey data and methodology are all available.
The Berkeley Mortality Database (UCB Department of Demography)
"This database contains life tables for national populations and, whenever available, the raw data used in constructing these tables." Data is provided for the United States, France, Japan, and Sweden. Note: The BMD has been replaced by the Human Mortality Database (see below for link). HMD data are superior for most purposes, however some items within the BMD are not yet available within the HMD or elsewhere.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)
Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Provides data on the number and rates of injury and illnesses by industry, details on the injured worker, nature of the disabling condition, and the event resulting in the disabling condition, and details on fatal incidents.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
Includes over 70 U.S. federal agencies' statistical web sites, as well as links to statistical agencies for over 60 nations and international organizations.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Data published annually on criminal victimization; populations under correctional supervision; and federal criminal offenders and case processing. Periodic data series include administration of law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities; prosecutorial practices and policies; characteristics of correctional populations; and special studies on other criminal justice topics.
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
First issue of every year has estimates of cancer statistics for the upcoming year.
California Breathing (CDPH)
California Breathing makes asthma data available for each county in California. In addition, the report The Burden of Asthma in California: A Surveillance Report (June 2007) details asthma data for California, including prevalence, school-based surveillance, work-related rates, emergency department visits, hospitalization, and mortality, among other information.
California County Scorecard of Children's Well-Being
This scorecard tracks 26 indicators by county of the wellbeing of California's children. View results by county or by indicator. The data here comes in large part by analysis done by Children Now of 3 surveys: the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey, California Health Interview Survey and California Healthy Kids Survey.
California County Websites
Alphabetical listing of California counties with links to each county's main website. County reports and statistics are available through individual county sites.
California Demographic Research Unit Reports from the California Department of Finance.
Topics of the reports include California city and county population estimates, legal immigration to California by county, fertility of immigrant women in California, and refugee immigration to California.
California Department of Health Care Services Statistical Resources
Has statistics on women's health, medical care, and more.
California Department of Public Health Statistical Resources
Has statistics on AIDS, vital statistics, maternal and child health, and more.
California Health Interview Survey
"The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the largest state health survey in the United States. It is a telephone survey conducted every two years on public health topics and access to health care." The web site contains the questionnaires, data files, and AskCHIS, an online data query system. (Requires one-time, free registration).
California Healthcare Atlas by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
This interactive GIS mapping application allows users to get information on hospitals and healthcare facilities such as location, finance, utilization and annual patient summary reports.
California. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Has some data available for viewing and downloading such as Hospital Annual Financial Data, Hospital Quarterly Financial Data, Utilization Data, Long-term Care Facility Financial Data, Patient Discharge Data, etc.
California Statistical Abstract 2008
"This is the 48th edition of the California Statistical Abstract, a compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State. The volume is a cooperative effort of various government agencies, coordinated and issued annually by the California Department of Finance, Economic Research Unit."
California Tobacco Survey
The California Department of Public Health conducts interviews approximately every three years on cigarette smoking behavior, attitudes towards smoking, media exposure to smoking, and use of tobacco products other than cigarettes, from adults and teenagers living in California. The first survey was done in 1990-1991 and the latest in 2005. A Teen Longitudinal Survey was conducted from 1993-1999, with the 1993 survey providing base-line numbers. This website has links to the public-use data and the final reports accompanying these surveys.
Cancer in California 1988-2007
From the California Cancer Registry (March 2010).
Cancer Statistics (American Cancer Society)
Includes updated versions of Cancer Facts and Figures, Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Facts and Figures, and more.
CDC Data and Statistics
This page provides quick links to much of the CDC's data, including surveillance, various databases, and laboratory information. Includes FastStats A to Z, quick access to public health statistics organized alphabetically. Includes links to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
CDC Wonder provides access to a variety of Center for Disease Control reports, guidelines, and dozens of text-based and numeric databases, including vital statistics, environment, population, disease and disability, immunization, behavior and health, injuries, occupational health, and more.
CDC State Profiles (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
For each state, one may access information such as fact sheets, funding, legislation, reports, state-based programs and projects, statistics, and data.
CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Research, Statistics, Data and Systems (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration)
Find links here to statistics, trends, reports and data related to Medicare and Medicaid services, such as actuarial studies, a Medicare Health Outcomes survey, Medicare enrollment reports, and public quality indicator and resident reports.
Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) "is the basic source of state-submitted eligibility and claims data on the Medicaid population, their characteristics, utilization, and payments..." "The 25 MSIS statistical tables contain national state-by-state data. These tables contain high-level aggregated statistics relating to Medicaid eligibility and claims data."
Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS)
The CHDS researches the way that health and disease are passed on in families, looking at genes as well as social, personal, and environmental surroundings. Data was collected from 15,000 families who were members of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Oakland between 1959 and 1967 and who voluntarily enrolled when a woman first thought she was pregnant. Researchers may apply to use the data files. CHDS is a project of the Public Health Institute and is supported with funds from the National Institutes of Health.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
CWIG consolidates two clearinghouses: the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse. National statistics available here for child abuse and negect, foster care, adoption and child welfare, with some state level and international data also available.
ChildStats.gov is the web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, which is made up of representatives from many federal agencies and departments. The web site "offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,and education."
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being is the annual report on the status of the nation's children, presenting 25 key indicators on critical aspects of children's lives. The 20 agencies of the Forum have introduced improvements in the measurement of several of the indicators. Prior reports also available online.
Chronic Disease Indicators
"The Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) is a cross-cutting set of 97 indicators that were developed by consensus and that allows states and territories and large metropolitan areas to uniformly define, collect, and report chronic disease data that are important to public health practice and available for states, territories and large metropolitan areas." The search box allows indicators for states/areas within states to be compared to each other.
Community Health Status Indicators Report
CHSI provides county level health data updated to 2009 that are viewable online or printable in brochure format. There's a report for each county in the United States with data on vulnerable populations, measures of health, birth and death, environmental health risk factors, preventive service use and access to care, among others. Links to data sources are provided as well as the complete downloadable CHSI dataset. CHSI is made possible by a partnership that includes the CDC, NIH/NLM, HRSA, the Public Health Foundation and the National Association of County and City Health Officials among others.
Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (U.S. Department of Energy)
"The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) is a Department of Energy (DOE) public-use repository of data from occupational and environmental health studies of workers at DOE facilities and nearby community residents. DOE is the federal agency responsible for the development, testing, and production of nuclear weapons. Because this work involves exposures to ionizing radiation and other potentially hazardous materials, DOE established an epidemiologic program in the 1960's to monitor the health of its workforce. Later, an environmental dose reconstruction program was initiated to study the potential health risks due to releases that traveled off-site to communities near DOE facilities. Data collected during DOE epidemiologic studies are available through CEDR."
Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)
"CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe. It encourages the exchange of data and technology and fosters the development of new organisations in sympathy with its aims." The website provides access to many European data archives, as well as several from other parts of the world.
County and City Data Book: 2007 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Data from the Census Bureau on states, counties, cities of more than 25,000 or more inhabitants, and places with 2,500 or more inhabitants.
County and City Data Books: 1988, 1994 and 2000 versions
"This resource provides access to the 1988, 1994 and 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets." From the University of Virginia Library.
County Health Rankings
"This web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also drill down to see specific county-level data (as well as state benchmarks) for the measures upon which the rankings are based." From the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Project.
"Data.ca.gov was designed to provide a single source of raw data in the state. The centralized data repository allows the public to find, use, and repackage the volumes of data generated by the State. The data is provided in variety of formats including CSV, XLS, KML, TXT, and XML." The Data Files Archives are also listed by posting date with a description and link for each data set.
Data.gov makes machine readable datasets available from a select set of high value datasets created by the Executive Branch of the federal government. The datasets are searchable in three "catalogs" which provide access to the raw datasets and various tools. The Raw Catalog provides access to data in XML, Text/CSV, KML/KMZ, Feeds, XLS, or ESRI Shapefile formats. The Tools Catalog links you to sites that include data mining and extraction tools and widgets. The Geodata Catalog has links to download federal geospatial data. Data.gov also provides a State/Local tab provides a link to a list of California's machine-readable data provided by a variety of state agencies, such as Department of Toxic Substances Control's Envirostor and the Office of Statewide Health and Planning Division's set of healthcare statistics.
Created by the Australian Department of Finance and Deregulation, data.gov.au provides access to public datasets from the Australian Government and state and territory governments. These datasets are available in a variety of selected formats, including XML, Text, KML/KMZ, XLS/CSV, and Shapefile formats, among others. These datasets can be browsed by category or jurisdiction. Categories include health, environment, safety, and culture. Some links to other data catalogues or sources are also provided.
TheDataWeb (U.S. Census Bureau)
"TheDataWeb is a network of online data libraries and an infrastructure for intelligent browsing. TheDataweb provides easy access to data from disparate locations across the internet using DataFerrett as its interface. It brings together demographic, economic, environmental, health, and other datasets that are usually separated by geography and/or organization. " Note: to download the DataFerrett, click on Get Data ~ Run. Datasets available include National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), National Health Interview Survey, American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, and many more.
Demographic and Health Surveys (MEASURE DHS)
"The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries." Demographic and health surveys provide information on malaria, youth, gender, fertility, nutrition, family planning, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS, among others. Data is available using the STATcompiler, which "allows users to make custom tables based on hundreds of demographic and health indicators across more than 70 countries." In addition, DHS publications are available online, as are datasets (registration required for datasets access, but the data is available at no cost). The new Spatial Data Repository GIS resource allows for mapping of MEASURE DHS and U.S. Census Bureau data.
2007 Economic Census: United States (U.S. Census Bureau)
"The economic census provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. The 2007 Economic Census covers most of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics. There also are several related programs, including statistics on minority- and women-owned businesses. Censuses of agriculture and governments are conducted at the same time." Data can also be refined by state or metropolitan area.
Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences Online
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
"This reference for statistical content contains regularly updated articles and revisions to previously published articles and includes the full text of the second print edition, the entire original edition, plus supplements and updates all on one searchable site. It covers the areas of statistics, probability theory, biostatistics, quality control, and economics with emphasis in applications of statistical methods in sociology, engineering, computer science, biomedicine, psychology, survey methodology, and other client disciplines."
EPICenter — California Injury Data Online
EpiCenter includes statistics on injuries by county, including firearm injury data, child abuse and neglect data, violent injuries to females, and more.
European Nations Statistical Agencies
From the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Statistical Division, this site provides links to statistical agencies in Europe and elsewhere.
Fast Facts: Almanacs, Statistical Reports & Related Reference Tools
Collection of links to sites with "fast facts".
GeoHive: Global Statistics
A site with geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more. The main kind of data you can find here is population statistics of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Next to that there are some statistics on economic factors like wealth, infrastructure; statistics on natural phenomena; and even more.
Global Health Atlas (World Health Organization)
"WHO's Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors. Key components of the Global Atlas include:
Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more. "GlobalHealthFacts.org, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIVAIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses." This site includes global data on a variety of diseases, programs, funding and financing, demography, population and the health workforce, among other data. An option for raw data downloads is available under the Tools tab.
Health of Alameda County Cities and Places: A Report for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, 2010
Examines numerous health indicators (e.g. poverty, prenatal care, childhood immunizations, unintentional injuries, motor vehicle crashes, suicide, selected cancers, and selected infectious dieases).
HCUPnet is an "on-line query system to analyze health statistics and information on hospital stays at the national, regional, and State level. Using HCUPnet's easy step-by-step query system, you can generate tables and graphs on national and regional statistics and trends for community hospitals in the U.S. In addition, community hospital data are available for those States [including California] that have agreed to participate in HCUPnet."
See How does HCUPnet work? for help in searching the database.
Health and Medical Care Archive
From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Consists of Data Collections in the following subject areas: health care providers, cost/access to health care, substance abuse and health, chronic health conditions, and more.
Health and Retirement Study
The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration. It is a longitudinal study that surveys thousands of Americans over the age of 50 every two years. It began in 1992. It looks in-depth at health, health insurance, work, retirement, income, wealth, family charateristics, and intergenerational transfers through extensive interviews with survey participants. Data products are freely available online to registered users.
Health DATAbytes (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research)
"The Health DATA (Data. Advocacy. Training. Assistance.) Program exists to make data easy and understandable to a wide range of health advocates through trainings, workshops and technical assistance."
Health Indicators Warehouse
"The health indicators warehouse (HIW) is a user-friendly web-accessible database of pre-tabulated national, state, and local health indicators, reflecting multiple dimensions of population health, health care, and health determinants. The HIW also contains supporting descriptive data to facilitate understanding and appropriate use of the indicators, as well as links to evidence-based interventions." The Warehouse may be searched by topic, geography, or initiative. It was developed by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Health Matters in San Francisco
Building a Healthier San Francisco has put together data on the state of health, education, public safety, transportation, economy, and the natural and social environments of San Francisco. This website also has links to many promising practices, organized by those that are evidence-based, an effective practice or a good idea.
These California county and regional statistics, compiled by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, are from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Here you can find statistics on health issues such as health insurance, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, smoking and dental care broken down by the age categories child, adolescent, adult and senior.
Health, United States (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)
"Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains detailed data tables. The two main components are supplemented by an executive summary, a highlights section, an extensive appendix and reference section, and an index." Prior editions back to 1975 are also available online.
HHS Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources
"The HHS Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources is a compilation of information about [the] major data collection systems sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Directory was developed under the auspices of the HHS Data Council. The Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources is intended for policymakers, administrators, researchers, and the public as a reference document on data and statistical resources within HHS. The Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources was designed to include data resources with current utility, or the potential for use by a wide variety of audiences."
Historical Census Browser
The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing. On this site you can examine state and county topics for individual census years and over time, you can also generate maps of selected data.
Human Mortality Database (UC Berkeley Department of Demography and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)
The HMD was created to provide detailed mortality and population data. Presently, the database contains detailed data for over 35 countries. A companion project is the Human Life-Table Database, which contains data for 40 countries.
Immigration Statistics (Department of Homeland Security)
Statistics about foreign nationals who enter or attempt to enter the United States for temporary or permanent residence through a variety of status categories, as well as subsequent actions such as apprehension, removal, or naturalization.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
ICPSR — "Social Science Data and Resources for Researchers" — supplies data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata. After free registration, UCB staff, students, and faculty have access to downloadable data. The "related literature" link for a given data set on the search results page or at the top of each study description will take you to a bibliography of publications based on that data, with links to online reports, when available.
» New User Tutorial
Kids Count Data Online
The Kids Count project tracks the health status of children in the United States. Data is provided nationally and state-by-state. "All Kids Count data is now available from an easy-to-use, powerful online database that allows you to generate custom graphs, maps, ranked lists, and state-by-state profiles. You can also download the entire Kids Count data set as delimited text files." Some of the indicators tracked include:
Kidsdata.org: Data and Resources about the Health of California's Children (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health)
"The kidsdata.org website allows users to easily find, customize, and share data on more than 400 measures of child health and well being. Data are available for every legislative district, city, county, and school district in California. User-friendly displays make it easy to incorporate data from more than 35 trusted public sources into reports, presentations, grant proposals, policy decisions, media stories, and advocacy work." You can search for information by region, by demographic group, or by topic. Kidsdata is useful for policymakers, service providers, grantseekers, advocates, media, parents, and educators, among others.
Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey (CDPH)
"The Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, or MIHA, is an annual, statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth in California. MIHA collects self-reported information about maternal and infant experiences and about maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during and shortly after pregnancy." Many publications and statistics based on the surveys are available here. Topics include preconception health, health disparities, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal weight gain, oral health, and breastfeeding.
Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plans (Kaiser Family Foundation)
"This data collection covers private plans participating in the Medicare Advantage program and the Medicare prescription drug program. The data and information are based on analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. of publicly available data files from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Data are available nationally and by state, county, Medicare Advantage region, Prescription Drug Plan region and metropolitan statistical area for select indicators." Find lots of data here on Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans, such as premiums, payment rates, enrollment, and availability.
Medical Devices Databases (FDA)
Numerous databases are available, including the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience Database (MAUDE), the Registration & Listing Database, and the Recalls of Medical and Radiation Emitting Devices Database.
Minority Data Resource Center (University of Michigan)
Contains lots of free public health datasets for downloading on issues that affect race and ethnic minority populations. The data available spans a variety of topics including housing, health, education, crime, income and wealth, youth behavior, and politics. In addition to the option to search by subject, you can search by state or city to see data available for that location.
MPC Data Projects (Minnesota Population Center)
Through this website, researchers can access not only IPUMS-_USA_ and IPUMS-International but also many other data projects, including IHIS. This free Internet-based microdata portal provides consistently-coded data. Users can create a customized data extract including the years and variables suitable for their research project. Detailed registration required. SPSS, SAS, and STATA are supported.
Look up information on air quality, water conditions for local waterbodies, watershed information, and EPA cancer risk for your community.
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
"NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care."
Data Access Tools
NCHS's source for tabulated data, data files, state data, and more. Includes Health Data Interactive, which has tables with national health statistics for infants through older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity and geographic location. A link to the data sources is also provided.
» Life Tables
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research: Catalogue of Surveillance Systems
"This web tool provides a catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. It includes local, state, and national systems that provide data at multiple levels. NCCOR is a collaboration among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)."
National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) Online (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
"NEISS is a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories. Patient information is collected from each NEISS hospital for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with consumer products. From this sample, the total number of product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms nationwide can be estimated. These estimates can be focused by setting some or all of the following variables (and an example of each):
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Data Resource Center
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is a project of The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. The DRC website includes national and state-level data on hundreds of child health indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). Browse the data by topic, survey, data trends, Healthy People 2020 topic, or Title V topic. State snapshots and US data maps are also provided. Also available are tips and tools for using this data, as well as data downloads.
OECD Health Statistics and Health Data
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students
OECD Health Statistics consists of tables on health and health systems across OECD countries. OECD Health Data is an interactive database comprising data on a range of topics on the health care systems in the OECD Member countries and Accession countries, which are presented in a demographic, economic and social context. Some time series go back as far as 1960.
Main indicators covered include:
» Complete list of variables (PDF)
» OECD Health Data tutorial
Office of Minority Health Data/Statistics
The task of the Office of Minority Health is to eliminate health disparities through development of health policies and programs. This Office, housed under the US Department of Health and Human Services, advises the Secritary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health program activities on Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Here you can find statistical data on rates of asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease in these minority populations. Each minority group has a page with a brief overview and links to the original source of information for the statistical data found here.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this site contains reports and datasets from the Center's many surveys. Reports have wide-ranging topics, including: Business and Economics; Domestic Policy and Social Issues; Foreign Policy; Global Attitudes/International; News Media; and Politics.
Profile-IQ (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
NACCHO's online data query system, Profile-IQ, provides access to statistics on local health department finance, workforce, and activities. The data is based on NACCHO’s 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study. Profile-IQ is useful to practitioners and policymakers at the local, state, and federal level and to researchers, students, the media, educators, and the public. You can perform customized queries on three main topics covered in the 2010 Profile survey: LHD financing, workforce, and activities. You can then view your results as tables, graphs or maps. An instructional video is available to help you get started. Funding is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
ProQuest Statistical Datasets
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
This database provides access to more than 5.3 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Sources of data include local, state and international governments and organizations. Datasets are customizable, allowing you to select variables of interest such as age, gender, and race. Citation information is available to let you determine the origin of the data. Data can be exported into statistical software such as Excel and SAS.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Statistical Insight includes all index and abstract records from: American Statistics Index (ASI) [1973-present], Statistical Reference Index (SRI) [1980-present], and Index to International Statistics (IIS) [1983-present]. ASI links to many full-text documents published during 1994- and stored on LexisNexis and links to 2,000 publications on federal agency web sites. Materials abstracted in ASI and IIS are available on microfiche in UCB's Government and Social Sciences Information located in the Heyns Reading Room, 2nd Floor Doe Library. Most of the materials abstracted in SRI are available on microfiche in the Business Library. Statistical Insight also has a link to the 2013 Statistical Abstracts of the US at the top under the Related Subscriptions pulldown menu.
QuickCalcs: Free Online Calculators for Scientists
Dozens of free online calculators for assigning random numbers, detecting outliers, t tests, ANOVA post tests, and much more.
RAND California: California Statistics
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Query the Rand California databases for population and demographic information (e.g. immigration statistics), quality of life measures (e.g. crime, air quality), health and socioeconomic factors (e.g. public assistance programs, child abuse statistics), and census information.
San Francisco Data (formerly DataSF)
San Francisco Data pulls together the datasets available from the city and county of San Francisco. Search for databases of interest by title, type, topic, or category. The description of each dataset gives you its release date, frequency, agency name, and format.
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
A web-based data analysis and mapping application that allows users to create custom thematic maps, tables and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Includes over 70,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, real estate & housing, crime, businesses, consumer spending, and points of interest data from the US Census, historical US Census data (1980, 1990, 2000), SimmonsLOCAL data from Experian, and Nielsen Claritas PRIZM data.
Sociometrics Social Science Electronic Data Library
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
A collection of more than 600 health and social science data sets covering a range of topics including AIDS, the disabled, the American family, aging, maternal drug use, child poverty, and alternative medicine. Also includes several teaching modules intended to demonstrate social science theories, concepts and hypothesis testing.
StatCat (Yale University; formerly the Social Science Data Archive Catalog)
"StatCat includes records for numeric datasets in the Yale Social Science Data Archive, as well as datasets in the Yale University Library and on the Internet."
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2010 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Features mainly state level data tables, with some data available at the metropolitan and micropolitan level. Data covers a wide range of topics at the state level, such as public welfare expenditures, place of birth, race, health insurance, hospital stays, energy sources, accidents and fatalities, and much more. Also includes a list of major federal data contacts as a resource for users who wish to look for more statistics on their topic.
State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
"The University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help states monitor rates of health insurance coverage, understand factors associated with access to care, and to utilize data for implementation of health reform. In addition to providing health policy analysis, SHADAC provides technical assistance to federal agencies that conduct health insurance surveys, and states that conduct their own surveys and/or use data from national surveys." SHADAC procides access to a number of briefs, reports, webinars, and newsletters on topics such as health insurance coverage estimates, health reform, policy issues, and the Affordable Care Act. Its Data Center allows you to create detailed health insurance and coverage estimates at the state or national level. SHADAC provides quick state profiles, and comparisons between states can be created if desired.
State Health Facts Online
This database contains the latest state-level data on over 200 topics relating to demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Data is provided in tables and maps. From the Kaiser Family Foundation.
State of the World's Children (UNICEF)
"Each year, UNICEF's flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics."
The State of Your Health (Trust for America's Health)
Click on a state to see state rankings and statistics on adult and child health indicators, obesity, bioterrorism preparedness, health professions shortages, federal funding for public health, and more.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
1878 to 2013 versions are available online with some data back to 1789.
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2013 (ProQuest)
NOTE: Access limited to UC faculty, staff, and students.
This compendium of statistics on the United States provides a convenient online one-stop source for statistical references as well as a guide to additional sources of information both in print and on the Web. The ProQuest version is the successor to the Statistical Abstract published by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1878-2012. While the ProQuest version contains a lot of the same types of data, you'll find some differences from the versions published by the Census Bureau because the private sector does not have access to government confidential data which was abstracted and anonymized to form the official government version.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (US Census Bureau)
1878 to 2012 versions are available online with some data back to 1789. 2012 is the last edition published by the US government.
Statistical Computing Seminars (UCLA Academic Technology Services)
This site provides online seminars, produced by UCLA Academic Technology Services, is designed to improve your skills in statistical computing packages and statistical techniques. Topics covered include: Stata, SAS, SPSS, Mplus and Latent Variable Analysis, and more. UCLA seminars include movies to watch on your computer. Links to tutorials and guides from other institutions are also available.
Statistical Resources on the Web from the University of Michigan Documents Center
Compilation of statistical resources in many subject areas, including Health, which covers such topics as abortion, AIDS, occupational safety, substance abuse, health insurance etc.; Demographics, which covers census information, homelessness, poverty, etc.; Sociology, which covers child abuse, domestic violence, families, immigration, etc.; Environment, which covers pollution, waste disposal, water resources, etc.; Foreign Government Statistical Agencies; and others.
Statistics and Resources (Health Services Library Information Center, University of Washington)
This guide lists statistical sources on various health-related topics. Direct links to the data sources are generally provided.
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
From CRC Press, STATSnetBASE is a full text collection of electronic books on statistical analysis, methods, theory, and more. The list is searchable and browsable by subject.
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (National Cancer Institute)
Tracks cancer incidence and survival in the United States. Many of their publications are available full text, and statistics, and data, and statistical software are also available.
UC DATA (Data Archive and Technical Assistance)
"UC DATA is UC Berkeley's principal archive of computerized social science and health statistics information and is a part of the University's Survey Research Center. Our holdings are primarily machine readable datasets. When data are currently part of our holdings, users may ftp them to their own account and begin using the data immediately."
UNdata makes over 30 UN statistical databases containing more than 60 million records searchable from one location for the first time. "The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators." UNdata replaces and expands the UN Common Database with broader data coverage from various international and National sources.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Provides access to FAOSTAT, the online searchable database of international statistics for the following areas: Food Supply, Food Security, Trade, Prices, and more NOTE: The free version of the database allows for limited downloads of up to 4000 records. For unlimited and "bulk" downloads a userid and password are required. Ask at any reference desk for assistance. Also available is the FAO Statistical Yearbook.
United Nations Statistics Division. Demographic, Social and Housing Statistics
Includes a database of social indicators "which monitor the results of recent major United Nations conferences on children, population and development, social development and women.", a Disability Database, (prevalence data), and more. Also includes information on methodology.
U.S. Census Bureau
Publications, software, maps, and data sets are available.
State and County QuickFacts: Quickly get state, county, and city demographics (including age, race/ethnicity, income, residence, education), business information, and much more.
American FactFinder, an interactive database engine for the Decennial Census, the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, the American Housing Survey, Annual Economic Surveys, and more, lets you create tables and maps from Census Bureau data sets.
WHO Cancer Mortality Database
Data can be analyzed by year, country, and cancer site. For some countries the data goes back to 1950. The database is updated twice a year.
WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO)
GHO provides access to statistical and epidemiological data available from the World Health Organization and elsewhere. The WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) has been integrated into this new system.
WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
An interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
World Development Indicators Online
This database, produced by the World Bank, is "the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates." It provides access to over 1100 development indicators with time series for 209 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2009. Data includes vital statistics, demographics, labor force, health expenditures, malnutrition, pollution, trade, consumption, GDP, GNP, investment activity, debt, and much more.
Maps and information on the geography, people, economy, etc. of every country in the world. Published annually by the CIA.
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