Data Sets - Health
Data Sets by Subject - Health
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- The links below are to sites that contain downloadable data sets. These data sets are available in a variety of formats: csv, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. Some may be available in multiple formats, some in only one (e.g., Excel.) Generally, these sources are intended for the more advanced data user.
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
Your primary source for health and epidemiological data. For downloadable files, see particularly Public Use Data Files, Health Data Interactive, among others.
“Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large.” File formats available include plain text (ASCII) and spreadsheet files (Tab Separated Values).
DATA2010 - the Healthy People 2010 database
Part of CDC WONDER.
A portal to a large number of downloadable health-related databases, data series, etc., at other web sites.
WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
Injuries and violent deaths statistics.
CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
Some downloadable data available here, as well as pdf reports. NOTE: most of the databases are not available to the public outside of Canada.
WHO Global Health Observatory
Data tables exportable as excel files; some specialized databases available, e.g. FluNet.