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Health statistics (general sources)
Data Planet (Sage) This link opens in a new window
The Data-Planet repository contains datasets from public, commercial, and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and around the world. Subjects covered include business, political science, demography, agriculture, education, criminal justice, housing and construction, labor and employment, energy, and more.
Health Statistics Reference Books/E-Books
Health Statistics Websites
The following web resources were selected by librarians:
Bicycling and Walking in the United States - Benchmarking Project
Includes national, state, and city data. Project of the League of American Bicyclists and the CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation initiative.
National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health
HCUPnet—Interactive Tool for Statistics on Hospitals
Data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Health, United States
From the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and more. Coverage: 1975-
Federal government initiative promoting science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Website managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
from the National Safety Council (NSC)
Wisconsin Health Statistics
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Public Health Profiles
Concise health and demographic information for all counties and other local health departments (LHDs), plus all municipalities with a population over 35,000.
WISH (Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health) Query System
Database from the WI Dept of Health Services, using data from a variety of sources