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State, County and Metropolitan Level Statistics

Most cities and counties track and/or aggregate data, so a good place to start is searching Google or another search engine for the county or city you are researching and looking for data on their website. When Googling, add "site:.gov" to your search to limit to government websites. 

  • The core functions of the Center for Health Statistics include:
    • The collection and analysis of health-related data
    • The design and implementation of public health surveys
    • The coordination of health data collection efforts at the state and local level
    • The provision of technical assistance and consultation


International Statistics

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe.

European health statistics measure both objective and subjective aspects of population's health. They cover different kinds of health-related issues in different sides of everybody's life, including key indicators on the functioning of the health care systems.

  • Health status: self-reported health and morbidity, functional and activity limitations, injuries
  • Health determinants: overweight and obesity, physical activity, dietary habits, risky behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol consumption
  • Health care: health care expenditure, health care resources (staff and facilities) and activities (hospital and ambulatory services)
  • Morbidity: diagnosis-specific morbidity (prevalence and incidence rates for defined diseases). This domain is under development.
  • Disability: prevalence of disability, employment of disabled persons, barriers to the social integration of disabled persons
  • Causes of death: national and regional mortality data by causes of death
  • Accidents at work: incidence of accidents, causes of accidents
  • Country Statistics 
    • The country statistical pages bring together the main health data and statistics for each country, as compiled by WHO and partners in close consultation with Member States, and include descriptive and analytical summaries of health indicators for major health topics.
  •  Data Repository 
    • The GHO data repository contains an extensive list of indicators, which can be selected by theme or through a multi-dimension query functionality. It is the World Health Organization's main health statistics repository.

      The GHO data repository provides access to over 50 datasets on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others. In addition, the GHO provides on-line access to WHO's annual summary of health-related data for its 194 Member states: the World Health Statistics 2012.

  • Map Gallery 
    • The GHO map gallery includes an extensive list of maps on major health topics.
  • Health Data
    • Core indicators, health analysis, mortality and health topics.

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