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Open Data Portal and Leading Health Indicators

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (NCCDPHP) Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Data and Indicators Open Data Portal features a wide range of chronic disease data, risk factor indicators and policy measures.  The site offers users the ability to access Leading Indicators for Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors, delve more deeply into various datasets or link to interactive data applications.  Use these open data to describe the burden of chronic disease as well as common risk factors, identify research gaps, monitor population trends, and evaluate programs.

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Understanding Open Data

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Open data refers to publicly available data structured in a way that enables the data to be fully discoverable and usable by end users.  Open data emphasizes anyone is free to access, use, modify, and share it — subject, at most, to measures that preserve provenance and openness. The goal is to promote openness, interoperability, and innovation.

Leading Indicators for Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors

Select a specific chronic disease indicator using the Leading Indicators for Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors feature to see the latest data presented in charts and maps as well as trends over time by state and U.S. nationwide data.

  • Alcohol
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity / Weight stats
  • Older Adults
  • Stroke
  • Tobacco
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Searching for Chronic Disease Data in the Open Data Application

Beyond the small set of highlighted indicators, here is data on all CDC’s chronic disease topics:

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