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Health Data & Statistics: A Guide

Rankings & Comparisons

CQ Press (formerly Morgan Quitno Press)

Health Care State Rankings
States are ranked high to low on various measures, such as incidence of disease, births, deaths,incidence of disease, care providers, facilities, physical fitness, abortions, etc.  Healthiest State Rankings and Detailed Table of Contents are available online.
Call Number: RA407.3 .H423.  Latest edition at Main Library Reference, 1 Center.

Kaiser Family Foundation

State Health Facts
State-level data on on birth rates, prenatal care, number of uninsured, incidence of certain diseases, oral health, financing and state legislation.

United Health Foundation

America's Health Rankings
State rankings are provided on selected areas and health outcomes. Rankings include (1) Community Involvement: Violent Crime, Occupational Fatalities, Infectious Disease, and Children in Poverty; (2) Public Health Policies: Lack of Health Insurance, Per Capita Public Health Spending, and Immunization Coverage; and (3) Clinical Care: Adequacy of Prenatal Care. Health Outcomes Rankings are in the following areas: (1) Poor Mental Health Days; (2) Poor Physical Health Days; (3) Infant Mortality; (4) Cardiovascular Deaths; (5) Cancer Deaths; and (6) Premature Death.
Website includes state snapshots, Nation at a Glance interactive map, and downloads of the complete book from 1999-present. 
Print copies available for select years in Main Library at call number RA407.3 .N86.