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Health Statistics

Resources for Virginia health data, hospital data, disease data

National Health Statistics

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 

  • National Vital Statistics System a division of the National Center for Health Statistics, calls itself the “oldest and most successful system” for sharing and linking birth and mortality data from the 50 states and territories. 
  • National Center for Health Statistics provides datasets and statistics on a variety of health topics. 
  • National Health Interview Survey  Data on a broad range of health topics are collected through personal household interviews
  • The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. 
  • CDC WONDER offers over 20 databases including Cancer Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results, Fatal Accident Reporting, and National Occupational Mortality Surveillance. 
  •  WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.
  • Research Data Center of CDC allows researchers access to restricted data. Today, in addition to providing access to NCHS data, the RDC also hosts restricted data from a variety of groups within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Forms to submit a proposal for access are on the site.
  • State Snapshots for chronic disease-- Select a state to access information about programs, funding, chronic disease plans, statistics and data, risk factors and health indicators, and key contacts