Data & Statistics
"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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August 28, 2015
- Even though adults in Fulton County, GA are less likely to smoke (13.2%) and be obese (21.7%) than adults in similar counties, their death rate from strokes (47.2
per 100,000) is comparatively high.
- Low county-level poverty rates such as those in Allegheny County, PA (12.7%) can mask concentrated neighborhood hot spots where nearly 70% of households fall below the federal poverty level.
- You can find results like these for your county or parish—and 3,142 others nationwide―by searching CDC's Community Health Status Indicators 2015 website.
October 31, 2014
- The CDC National Health Report 2014 finds Americans are living longer than ever, but unhealthy behaviors and related risks continue to compromise their health.
- With 1 in 4 adults smoking and 1 in 3 adults obese, heart disease and cancer [PDF-3.2MB] remain the top two causes of death in the US.
- You can use the National Health Report dashboards to view our nation’s progress for 18 different health issues and find tools to drive success.
January 31, 2014
- Big changes are coming on October 1, 2014, when the US will replace ICD-9-CM with
ICD-10 code sets—a system used for classifying health conditions and in-hospital procedures.
- This change has implications for the way public health officials
monitor trends [PDF – 168 KB] in diseases, injuries, healthcare visits, and hospital inpatient procedures.
- Public health entities should find out if their organization is affected and access helpful resources to plan for the transition by visiting
CDC’s ICD-10 Transition website.
June 14, 2013
- More than two thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have
multiple chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes, that require ongoing medical attention or limit their daily activities.
- In 2011,
93 percent of Medicare spending, or $276 billion, was allocated for caring for beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions.
- Researchers and health professionals can use the new
Chronic Conditions Dashboard to find data on the prevalence and costs of chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.
February 22, 2013
- For more than 35 years,
Health, United States has presented a picture of the nation’s health, including trends in infant mortality, birth and death rates, health status, risk factors, health-care use, and more.
Health, United States, 2011: In Brief [PDF-1.4MB] is a companion to the larger report and contains 20 charts and a table of key national health indicators, which can be compared to state and local estimates.
- A new
dynamic version of Health, United States, 2011: In Brief lets you create your own charts and tables and include data from the full Health, United States report.
February 1, 2013
Epi Info™ is a free tool used worldwide by public health professionals to collect, visualize, analyze, and present public health data.
- More than 181 countries use Epi Info, covering all continents including Antarctica; it has also been translated into more than 13 languages.
Training resources for
Epi Info include tutorials, a user guide,
videos, and instructions on how to create the
new Epi Info Web Survey.
January 25, 2013
- With 12 new behavioral risk factors and health indicators added, the Sortable Stats 2.0 site enables you to compare multiple health outcomes over time and across states and regions.
- You can export the data for use in other materials, such as fact sheets, grant submissions, or PowerPoint presentations, and even
add a Sortable Stats button to your website.
- Along with other resources on
CDC’s Data to Action site, Sortable Stats can help you promote policy, systems, and environmental changes to improve health.
February 24, 2012
Research shows that people with disabilities are more likely to be
obese, smoke, and have more difficulty accessing preventive health
services than people without disabilities.
- State-based data are needed to provide evidence for
programs and services that can effectively improve the health of the
1 in 5 Americans with a disability.
and Health Data System is an interactive surveillance tool to help state
health departments develop programs that include people with disabilities.