The purpose of this guide is to provide a starting point for locating health statistics, primarily in North America. It includes selected resources on health statistics available through the Internet or at the Loma Linda University.
The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. HRS is a large-scale longitudinal project that studies the labor force participation and health transitions that individuals undergo toward the end of their work lives and in the years that follow.
Adoption StatisticsThis Child Welfare Information Gateway site promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
These resources provide State and national statistics on child and family well-being indicators, such as health, child care, education, income, and marriage. Data on the demographics of children, families, and the communities in which they live.
It is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. This system contains state- and city-level data for over 100 measures of child well-being.
The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier.
It is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984.
Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
The information on these statistics pages includes the best statistics currently available on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental disorders for the population of the United States, in addition to information about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.
This chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare
Quality and Disparities Reports (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated
in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). These reports provide a
comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population
and disparities in care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups