WEBTREATS: Statistics

This list, prepared by Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.   Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive;  the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.  mash/bds 5/31/2016

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
A clearinghouse for practical, ready-to-use tools for measuring and improving the quality of health care.

American Cancer Society Statistics (ACS)
The ACS tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. The ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests.

From the US Census Bureau a source for population, housing, economic and geographic data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Safety and Health Statistics Home Page (BLS)
The BLS site has tracked work related injuries since 1972.   The site provides annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how the statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This site is the best place to access the information from the MMWR, especially the statistical information.   This site also has information for travelers and the MMWR recommendations and surveillance data.

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
HCUPnet provides easy access to national and selected state statistics and trends about hospital stays.

Health Statistics
This site focuses on North American statistics, but has some international data as well.   It provides lists of agencies and organizations that have statistics on topics such as aging, diabetes, cancer, international health, and AIDS.

Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation - Statehealthfacts
A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, it is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. This website provides data on nearly 400 health, health care, and health policy topics.

March of Dimes - Peristats 
This site was developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. PeriStats provides free access to US, state, city, and county maternal & infant health data.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
You can find vital records, including the full-text National (Monthly) Vital Statistics Reports, provider and population surveys, and other U.S. health statistics and NCHS publications. Online training on best practices for reporting medical and health information on birth certificates is available for continuing education credits. 

National Library of Medicine - FAQ - Medical Statistics
This site provides many links to a variety of sources for medical statistics.

Office of Population Research and Population Index
This site provides information on faculty, staff, and students in the OPR, as well as access to the Population Index and emergency contraception.   The Population Index has bibliographic information on population issues such as maternal mortality.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The OSHA site charts workplace injury and illness rates since 1973.

Quick Health Data Online - Office of Women's Health (OWH)
Provides county, state, regional and national health statistics for both women and men on a variety of health related topics.

SEER, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (National Cancer Institute)
This site is part of the National Cancer Institute’s SEER program, which collects cancer incidence and survival data from cancer registries that cover approximately 14% of the US population.

Statistics Canada 
Canada’s central statistical agency site includes health data.   The search feature yields data, abstracts, and online ordering for publications.

U.S. Census Bureau
Annual population and housing estimates; data on age, race, and gender; health insurance coverage; fertility rates; and other U.S. Statistics. The Census product catalog lists available products and publications.

WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO)
GHO is WHO's gateway to health related statistics from around the world.  GHO has absorbed/incorporated the WHOSIS statistical information system.


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