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State and National Statistics

Georgia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
BRFSS gathers information about health behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes of Georgians, including breast cancer screening, cigarette smoking, flu shots, physical activity and more. The Georgia BRFSS site also compares state data with Healthy People 2010 objectives.
    http://health.state.ga.us/epi/brfss/index.asp

Kaiser State Health Facts
C
ontains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Compare Georgia to other states or to national data.
   
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/

National Center for Health Statistics
T
he nation's principal health statistics agency, the NCHS collects national and state statistics on health status, health outcomes, health systems, and more.
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
Database from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides customized reports of national and state injury-related data, including fatal injuries, leading cause of death, and years of potential life lost.
    http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html

Healthy People 2010 Tracking Data
Find national and state Healthy People 2010 data, final as of October 2011. Data are included for all Healthy People objectives and subgroups. Search by focus area, specific objective, data source, or population group.
    http://wonder.cdc.gov/DATA2010/index.htm

Healthy People 2020
The continuation of the Healthy People initiative provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People has establishes benchmarks and monitors progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across communities and sectors, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.
    http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx

Childstats
Offers
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.
    http://www.childstats.gov

Health Insurance Data from the U.S. Census
State and national data on heath insurance from the U.S. Census Bureau.
    http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins.html

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Annual compendium of state and national data, including vital statistics, health and nutrition, education, social services, and more.
   
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

Office on Women's Health - Quick Health Data Online
Formerly the National Women's Health Indicators Database. National, regional, state and county data are available by gender, race, ethnicity, and age. Make your own custom tables, graphs, and maps. Search the database for statistics on demographics, mortality, access to care, maternal health, prevention, and more.
    http://www.healthstatus2000.com/owh/index1.html

County and Local Statistics

Notifiable/Infectious Diseases Statistics - Georgia Division of Public Health
Generate reports of health conditions based on geographic area, demographic data and time frame.
    http://health.state.ga.us/healthdata/disease.asp

OASIS (Online Analytical Statistical Information System) - Georgia Division of Public Health
Use OASIS to access Georgia vital statistics, maternal and child health, Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry, and population data. Select data by age, race, sex, county or year. A GIS mapping tool is also available.

    http://oasis.state.ga.us

American FactFinder - Census Bureau
Find the latest state and county U. S. Census data. Demographic, housing, economic, household, and population change data is available.
    http://factfinder2.census.gov/

State and County QuickFacts - Census Bureau
QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available at the national, state, and county level.
    http://quickfacts.census.gov

FedStats
Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 federal agencies. Users can profile a state, county, federal judicial district, or congressional district to see a summary of economic and population trends, education, health care costs, and more.
    http://www.fedstats.gov

Georgia Statistics System
Access data from the Georgia County Guide for the state's 159 counties and customize maps and graphs. County data on hospitals, nursing homes, Medicare enrollment, child abuse cases, education, and much more is available.
    http://www.georgiastats.uga.edu

Georgia 2000 Information System
Georgia 2000 provides data from the 2000 Census, county vital statistics, economic development agencies, school districts and many more sources for Georgia and the Southeast.    
   
http://www.georgia2000.org/

Georgia Workforce Factory
Serves as the electronic clearinghouse for all data and information gathered by the Georgia Health Workforce Cooperative. Workforce info for various health professions in Georgia, including nurses, physical therapists, dentists, and more is available.
    http://www.georgiahealth.edu/ahec/healthworkforce/

Georgia Community Indicators - Department of Community Affairs
Community Indicators are available for all 159 Georgia counties and more than 300 Georgia cities. The Community Indicator reports include the following eight key community conditions: Demographic, Economic, Health, Education, Fiscal, Social, Environmental, and Civic Participation. Users can also profile and compare multiple communities.
    http://www.dca.state.ga.us/commind/default.asp

KIDS COUNT - Georgia Family Connection Partnership
KIDS COUNT is a state and national effort to track the status of children. Georgia KIDS COUNT provides current county data on 26 indicators in 5 areas: Healthy Children, School Readiness, School Success, Strong Families, and Self-sufficient Families. Users can compare multiple counties or download county fact sheets.
    http://www.gafcp.org/index.php/count/main/

Division of Family and Child Services Reports - Georgia Department of Human Resources
Monthly and yearly Child Welfare and Family Independence reports compiled by Data Analysis & Reporting.
    http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/reports

Safety Net Monitoring - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(Archived site, last updated in 2003) Searchable database with 118 safety net measures at the state and county level. Users can compare multiple counties or states on measures such as uninsurance, poverty, disability, managed care, preventable hospitalizations, birth outcomes, barriers to accessing care, and more.
    http://archive.ahrq.gov/data/safetynet/

HRSA Geospatial Data Warehouse
This mapping tool from the Health Resources and Services Administration allows users to create maps and reports that display health systems and population data by county, zip code, Congressional district, and more. Maps can also be created to display HRSA grant awards data, hospitals, nursing facilities, MSAs and more.
    http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov

USDA Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
Internet-based mapping utility that provides a visualization of indicators for rural areas available from ERS and other government agencies. Users can view, zoom and print county-level maps for over 60 socioeconomic indicators in the broad classifications of people, jobs, agriculture, and county classifications.

    http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/atlas-of-rural-and-small-town-america

PeriStats
Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, PeriStats provides free access to U.S., state, city, and county maternal and infant health data. Users can make maps and create graphs based on the data available.
    http://www.marchofdimes.com/peristats

Teen Pregnancy Stats from the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Comprehensive adolescent birth data for Georgia in one convenient place. Provides data by county, with comparisons to regional, state, and national data.
    http://www.gcapp.org/county-data


Community Health Status Indicators
The CHSI report contains over 200 measures for each US county. The data can be displayed on maps or downloaded in a brochure format. The mapping capability allows users to visually compare similar counties (termed peer counties) as well as adjacent counties with their own county.
    http://communityhealth.hhs.gov/

Georgia Department of Labor Market Information
The GDOL provides a wide array of infomation about Georgia's economy, job market, business, and workforce. Get data on occupational trends, industry data, occupational wages, and other workforce information through their dynamic and interactive information system, Georgia LaborMarket Explorer.
    http://www.dol.state.ga.us/em/get_labor_market_information.htm

Help Finding Health Statistics

Locating Medicine Statistics Online
Outline and links to statistics sites from the National Library of Medicine.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/statistics.html

Library Guides to Health and Medical Statistics
    Bear in mind that these library guides may contain links to resources only available to that library's patrons.

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