FAQ: Medical Statistics
Here are a few of the major sources of health and medical statistics:
US Health and Medical Statistics Sources
- Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) for Health Care Utilization (HCUP) and Medical Expenditures (MEPS)
- CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) for US health statistics, including community health status indicators.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for spending, enrollment and claims data.
- FedStats links to statistical information from over 100 federal agencies and programs, including the US Census bureau for population-related statistics.
- NIH Institutes and Offices for disease specific statistical information starting points.
- NLM MedlinePlus® Health Statistics topic page for links to selected health statistics sources; MedlinePlus Health topic pages for links to disease-specific statistics sources.
- NLM National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR):
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce for links to individual state statistics, county and local health data.
- US Census Bureau for vital health and other statistics.
- Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) for annual reports on workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
International Health Statistics Sources
- World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Observatory (GHO) for data, tools, analysis and reports by country or health topic.
- United Nations UNdata and Statistical Databases for links to Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Indicators and other international sources of data.
- Pan American Health Organization for Regional Core Data and other international statistical information.
- EU Health Statistical Reports for reports from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
- UK National Statistics for data from United Kingdom by topic or department for statistical release announcements.