Interactive Database Systems
Surveillance depends on the most accurate and latest data available. The links below point to interactive database systems that contain continuously updated data and provide data reports.
Click on the topics below to expand the list of interactive database systems:
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
- Universal Data Collection (UDC)
The UDC project was designed to monitor two major complications of bleeding disorders (Thalassemia, Thrombosis, and Hemophilia): joint disease and blood-borne viruses. Patient health information and blood specimens for serologic testing were collected by staff at 135 hemophilia treatment centers.
Child and Adolescent Health
- School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
The SHPPS is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS assesses the characteristics of eight components of school health at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
- Cancer Query Systems (CANQUES)
Web-based interface that allows you to retrieve the statistics relevant to your research not found in a published format. One can select the type of statistic and stratification variables used in the report; select the format of the report by choosing from various table and graph formats; and extract the statistics, in a delimited format, for further analyses in other software.
- Chronic Disease Indicators
The Chronic Disease Indicators facilitate and standardize surveillance for states, territories and large metropolitan areas.
- Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System
The Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System documents the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its risk factors in the U.S. population over time and tracks the progress of efforts to prevent, detect, and manage CKD. It also provides the means for evaluating, monitoring, and implementing quality improvement efforts by both federal and nonfederal agencies.
- Data, Trends and Maps
CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s Data, Trends and Maps database is an interactive tool that provides state specific data about obesity, nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding. You can view statistics in a variety of formats, including maps, tables and trend lines. Click here to explore Data, Trends and Maps.
- Interactive Cancer Atlas
CDC's Interactive Cancer Atlas (InCA) uses United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) data to create U.S. maps that allow you to make quick comparisons, including incidence or mortality rate or count, cancer site, gender, race/ethnicity, and year. For more information about InCA, visit About Interactive Cancer Atlas.
- Interactive Atlas for Heart Disease and Stroke
Web-based interface that allows users to view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by racial/ethnic group, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.
- National Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance System Data Trends & Maps
Data Trends & Maps allows users to view multiple indicators from multiple data sources, to provide a comprehensive picture of the public health burden of CVDs and associated risk factors at the national, regional, and state level. This website is in the process of being updated with the most current data, as well as additional indicators and data sources.
- State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
An electronic data warehouse containing up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control. The STATE System is designed to integrate many data sources to provide comprehensive summary data and facilitate research and consistent data interpretation.
- CDC WONDER
WONDER online databases utilize a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data. Reports and other query systems are also available. Databases include AIDS public use data, births, cancer statistics, mortality, and population.
- Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
CHSI 2015 is an interactive web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment.
- Health Data Interactive
Health Data Interactive uses sophisticated online software with many advanced features for manipulating the available public use, pre-tabulated data. The application presents tables with national and state health statistics on a wide variety of health and healthcare issues, which can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore trends and patterns.
- Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW)
The Health Indicators Warehouse is a user-friendly web-accessible database of pre-tabulated national, state, and local health indicators, reflecting multiple dimensions of population health, healthcare, and health determinants. The HIW contains supporting descriptive data to promote understanding and appropriate use of the indicators, as well as links to evidence-based interventions and related resources. All the indicators are aggregated by population and sociodemographic characteristics, and no individual-level microdata are included. Users, including researchers, policymakers, and web application developers, can select indicators based on topic area and download data and metadata as .csv tables or through web services using the application programming interface (API).
- Healthy People 2010
Contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. Healthy People 2010 contains 467 objectives that identify specific measures to monitor health in the first decade of the 21st Century.
- Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)
CDC's Social Vulnerability Index uses U.S. Census variables at tract level to help local officials identify communities that may need support in preparing for hazards or recovering from disaster. From the site, you may explore the SVI interactive mapping dashboard, view prepared county maps, and download the SVI database and tools.
- National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS)
The U.S. National Diabetes Surveillance System provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications at the national, state, and county level.
- Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)
An online interactive tool that provides instant access to state-level, disability-specific health data. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data are analyzed among adults with and without disabilities for approximately 70 demographic and health indicators, and the data are available by indicator and by state. Users can customize the disability and health data they view, making it easy to identify health disparities between adults with and without disabilities.
- National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (NEPHTN)
Environmental public health tracking is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards.
- Global Health Observatory (GHO)
Theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.
- Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data (GTSSData)
GTSSData houses and displays data from four tobacco-related surveys conducted around the world.
Health Risk Behavior
- The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (Scroll to Interactive Databases)
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 U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
- Youth Online: High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
Youth Online allows analysis of national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991-2009. Data from high school and middle school surveys are included. Filter and sort on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, grade, or site, create customized tables and graphs, and perform statistical tests by site and health topic.
HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Viral Hepatitis
- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas
The NCHHSTP Atlas provides an interactive platform for accessing HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) data. Currently, the atlas provides interactive maps, graphics, and tables showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary syphilis, early latent syphilis, tuberculosis, and acute viral hepatitis A, B, and C surveillance data. HIV and STD data are available at the county level; all data are available at the state and national levels.
- Population-based Household Surveys/AIDS Indicator Surveys
Population-based surveys are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population health including HIV, STIs, and nutrition. These surveys are typically conducted every 3-5 years to monitor trends in HIV/AIDS indicators.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity Data
The number of cases and disease incidence rates are reported by year, type of STD, and area of report and are further aggregated by gender or gender, age group, and race/ethnicity.
- MMWR Mortality Tables
As part of its national influenza surveillance effort, CDC receives weekly mortality reports from 122 cities and metropolitan areas in the United States within 2-3 weeks from the date of death. These reports summarize the total number of deaths occurring in these cities/areas each week, as well as the number attributed to pneumonia and influenza. Data are published weekly in Table IV of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
- National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Tables (MMWR Morbidity Tables)
Data for selected nationally notifiable diseases reported by the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories are collated and published weekly in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
- Population-based Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance (FluSurv-NET)
The FluSurv-NET conducts surveillance for population-based, lab-confirmed influenza related hospitalizations in children (< 18 years) and adults. It covers over 80 counties in the 10 Emerging Infections Program (EIP) states and additional Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Project (IHSP) states.
- WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
Interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
Maternal and Child Health
- CDC's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) On-line Data for Epidemiologic Research: CPONDER
Web-based query system that enables public access to data collected through PRAMS surveys. Users have the ability to design their own analysis by choosing from an indexed list of available categorical variables. Descriptive statistics are reported in tables and graphs.
Occupational Safety and Health
- National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS)
An interactive query system that generates mortality information on occupationally-related respiratory diseases.
- Work-Related Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System
WoRLD presents up-to-date summary tables, graphs, and figures of occupationally-related respiratory disease surveillance data; available for downloading in four file formats (html, gif, pdf, and csv).
- Coal Workers Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP)
NIOSH studies the causes and consequences of coal-related respiratory disease and carries out a program for early detection/prevention of coal workers' pneumoconiosis. (Coal Workers' X-ray Surveillance Program, National Coal Workers' Autopsy Program, and NIOSH B Reader Certification Program
- National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - Work Supplement (NEISS-Work)
Patient information is collected from each NEISS-Work hospital for every emergency visit with an injury or illness associated with work for pay or other compensation, agricultural production, and volunteer work for an organized group.
- National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System (NOMS)
NOMSS output will result in the production/dissemination of sector-based mortality trend data specific for industry and occupation. Data will inform the 8 NORA sectors and researchers of high disease mortality, high risk occupations, and information gaps to set priorities.
- Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks - Pesticides (SENSOR-Pesticides)
SENSOR builds and maintains occupational illness and injury surveillance capacity within state health departments. NIOSH provides cooperative agreement funding and technical support to states to conduct surveillance on one or more occupational illnesses or injuries.
- National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS)
NOHSS monitors the burden of oral disease, use of oral health care delivery system, and status of community water fluoridation on both a national and state level. It is designed to track oral health surveillance indicators based on data sources and surveillance capacity available to most states.
- U.S. Census Estimates Request
This data set has counts of resident population by state, county, age range, gender, and race. Census years are 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000. Data for non-census years are projected.
- U.S. Census Projections Request
This database contains population projections by race, gender, and age for all fifty states and the District of Columbia for the years 2004 to 2030.
- Page last reviewed: August 17, 2015
- Page last updated: August 17, 2015
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