MWU Libraries

Health Statistics

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This Web site lists the CDC’s most recent statistical reports. The user can search for numerical health data on disease and a variety of topics such as mortality, AIDS, and cancer.

FedStats is a resource with a full range of official statistical information available to the public from the federal government. Use the searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.

National Cancer Data Base: American College of Surgeons
The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was established to serve as a comprehensive clinical surveillance resource for cancer care in the United States. The NCDB was the first national database used to track and compare the treatment of most types of cancers. Working in conjunction with other activities of the Commission on Cancer (CoC), the purpose of the NCDB is to improve the quality of cancer care by providing physicians, cancer registrars, and others with the means to compare their management of cancer patients with the way in which similar patients are managed in other cancer care centers around the country.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provides statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of people. As the nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.

State Health Facts Online
This resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
UNOS is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization that has developed an online database system, called UNet. This system is for the collection, storage, analysis and publication of all OPTN (Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network) data pertaining to the patient waiting list (more than 82,000 people in October of 2003), organ matching, and transplants.

United States Census Bureau
Click "Subjects A to Z" to view a subject word list of demographic statistics on health science and related topics.

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
The WHOSIS is the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization.

WONDER: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
With CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research) users can search for and read published documents on public health concerns, including reports, recommendations and guidelines, articles and statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials and bibliographies on health-related topics.

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