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Public Health

Finding Health Statistics

Finding and Using Health Statistics is a  free online class created by the National Library of Medicine. Geared toward students and librarians, it defines health statistics, identifies where they come from and discusses online resources for health statistics. This is a great place to start!

Please note: Many official agencies provide data sets available through the internet- check appropriate government (federal, regional and local) websites for individual offerings.

Data Sets provided by the University Libraries

U.S. Health Data

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a telephone survey of health behavior. Started in 1984, BRFSS now covers all 50 states.

Data & Statistics is provided by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Information is arranged by topic, and a number of tools and resources are also included.


This page is under construction - please check back for further development!

Maternal Health

PRAMS - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Produced by the CDC, this page offers "...state-specific population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during and shortly after pregnancy." It includes New York city and Puerto Rico.

Maternal, Infant and Child Health Indicators. Covers areas such as infant deaths and pre-term birth.

Selected Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Indicators for 2016 and 2017. Data is presented by state. Data for New York City and Puerto Rico are also presented. Indicators include substance abuse, depression and intimate partner violence.