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Community & Public Health Nursing : Demographics & Statistics

U.S. Statistics

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Data and Statistics

Healthy People 2020 provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

U. S. Census  (2010) it is the National Census after all.  If you cannot find the information you need, check the 2000 U. S. Census. (The census is gathered once every 10 years.)

A great resource to look at is Ebling Library's "Health Statistics Portal".  Many resources have been compiled together and then broken down into separate morbidities, gender, and geographic location.

Please remember the "most current" statistics for the United States may be approximately 2 years old.  This is normal as it takes over a year to analyze the data gathered.

Health People & Data 2020

National Health Facts

  • Explore Census Data (previously known as American Factfinder)
    Find population statistics by subject, geographic location, population group, or industry code. This newly designed version includes 2010 Census data and video tutorials.
  • FastStats: A to Z  
    Use this A to Z list of public health topics to quickly find very basic statistics. All topics link to additional resources and/or related topics. (NCHS)
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
    NCHS is a health statistics agency of the United States that compiles statistical health information. This data allows them to identify health trends, health problems, and/or health disparities, document health of populations and subgroups, evaluate health policy, and more.
  • Behaviorial Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    BRFSS is a state-wide system of health surveys designed to collect information on health risk behaviors, preventive health, and access to health care.