Health and Medical Statistics

Aging Statistics
This site is provided by several cooperating federal agencies. It provides data on the aging population.
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
(Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics)
Atlas of United States Mortality
(National Center for Health Statistics)
Basic Facts of the Military Health Care System
Cancer Prevention and Control
This CDC site provides statistics and other information to promote cancer prevention and control.
Covers public health data including national health statistics. Mostly full text. Provided by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
(U.S. Department of Energy)
A digital collection of public use data sets.
DOLPHN, Data Online for Population, Health and Nutrition
(USAID From the American People)
Selected demographic and health indicators from several countries.
Guide to Statistical Information at WHO
(World Health Organization)
Health Statistics from the Americas
(Pan American Health Organization)
Health, United States, 1975-
Links to National Health-Related Websites
(World Health Organization)
March of Dimes
(March of Dimes)
This site provides current information on pregnancy, birth defects & more. It also describes research it currently supports and selected statistics about perinatal health.
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
Military Health System
(US Department of Defense)
Use the Research & Publications tab at the top of the page to locate various statistics about military health care.
National Center for Health Statistics
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
SEER Homepage
(National Cancer Institute)
Homepage of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) from the National Cancer Institute.
State Health Facts
WHO Global Infobase Online
(World Health Organization)
Data on chronic diseases and their risk factors for all WHO member states
WHO Mortality Database: Tables
(World Health Organization)
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) Core Health Indicators
(World Health Organization)
Found in the middle of the page of "A guide to statistical information at WHO." Allows construction of tables for any combination of countries, indicators and years.
Integrated Health Interview Series
(U.S. National Health Interview Survey)
The IHIS is a set of data and documentation based on material originally included in the public use files of the U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and distributed for free over the Internet. Annual data from the 1960s to the present. Statistics on diseases, risk, drug utilization and lots more.
Health Data Tools and Statistics
The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners) is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health science libraries. One stop for national, state, county and international health statistics.
Physician Specialty Data Book 2012
This publication, prepared by the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges, provides detailed statistics about active physicians and physicians in training in the specialties with the largest number of active physicians (i.e., specialties with more than 2,500 active physicians) in the United States. The 2012 Physician Specialty Data Book, an update of the 2008 edition, provides the most current data available about the physician workforce across specialties in a series of figures and tables. "Masterfile records are never removed even in the case of a physician's death. The AMA maintains information on more than 205,000 deceased physicians. These data are shared with other organizations and agencies who credential physicians and are used to identify individuals who attempt to fraudulently assume the credentials of deceased physicians."