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Health Data & Statistics: A Guide

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Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health

The Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative which is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.  Create custom graphs, maps, state profiles and more using data from the National Survey of Children's Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

National Survey of Children's Health

Indicator 6.7: During the past week, how many days did you or other family members read stories to [child name]?

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [10/16/09] from www.nschdata.org

Infants, Children & Adolescents

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Kids Count Data Center
The Data Center includes health topics covering birth outcomes, health insurance, vital statistics, indicators by race and ethnicity, and more.  Create tables, maps, graphs, or raw data by state or across states by topic. 
The annual Kids Count Data Book is available from download from the website or in print. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Health
FastStats about adolescent health includes links to relevant statistical tables and publications as well as pointers to related studies and programs.

Child Health
FastStats about children's health includes links to relevant statistical tables and publications as well as pointers to related studies and programs.

Healthy Youth - Data & Statistics
The Division of Adolescent and School Health presents a summary of major surveillance activities and links to studies such as the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Global School-based Student Health Survey, Healthy Passages, School Health Profiles, and State-By-State Profiles.

Infant Health
FastStats about infant health includes links to relevant statistical tables and publications as well as pointers to related studies and programs.

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health
Online data queries, state profiles, presentations and articles from the National Survey of Children's Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Statistics
Annotated list of links to reports, databases, and other resources that provide access to statistics on child and family well-being, child abuse and neglect, child welfare/foster care, adoption, and related topics.

Environmental Protection Agency

America's Children and the Environment
"America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors."

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

Childstats.gov
"Offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education." Publishes America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, an annual report on the status of the nation's children, presenting 25 key indicators on critical aspects of children's lives.

March of Dimes

Peristats
Perinatal health statistics (births, prenatal care, infant mortality, delivery methods, health insurance, and demographic indicators) at the national, state, county and municiple level. Users can create tables/summaries of indicators.

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Childinfo
Find statistical information about children by subject area (including child survival and health, child nutrition, maternal health, newborn care, HIV/AIDS, etc.) or by country.  Includes data from the flagship publications State of the World's Children and Progress for Children