Statistics can be used to test a hypothesis, earn a grant, define a
public health need or influence legislation. Federal agencies are key
partners in collecting, analyzing and distributing data that is used
by researchers, students, businesses, health care professionals and
Visit the National Center for
Health Statistics to find state health statistics, mortality
data, vital statistics, Health 2000 reports and more.
The Centers for Disease
Control (Data Warehouse) contains scientific data, surveillance
information, health statistics, and laboratory information. Visit two
interactive data retrieval systems: CDC
Wonder ( collection of databases) and WISQARS
April 2000 marked the latest decennial census. At this time, data series
are being released over a multi-year pattern. Visit the release
schedule to find out when data on your topic is being released.
For the first time, the Internet serves as the primary source for accessing
Census data. Try using American
FactFinder to obtain Census data.