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Finding Health Data and Statistics: Rankings and Comparisons

This guide provides websites and resources for finding data sets and statistics in the area of health and health care.

Rankings and Comparisons

CQ Press

Health Care State Rankings
States are ranked high to low on various measures, such as incidence of disease, births, deaths,incidence of disease, care providers, facilities, physical fitness, abortions, etc.  Detailed Table of Contents are available online.  Latest edition at Mann Library Reference.

Kaiser Family Foundation
State Health Facts
State-level data on on birth rates, prenatal care, number of uninsured, incidence of certain diseases, oral health, financing and state legislation.

United Health Foundation

America's Health Rankings
State rankings are provided on selected areas and health outcomes. Rankings include (1) Community Involvement: Violent Crime, Occupational Fatalities, Infectious Disease, and Children in Poverty; (2) Public Health Policies: Lack of Health Insurance, Per Capita Public Health Spending, and Immunization Coverage; and (3) Clinical Care: Adequacy of Prenatal Care. Health Outcomes Rankings are in the following areas: (1) Poor Mental Health Days; (2) Poor Physical Health Days; (3) Infant Mortality; (4) Cardiovascular Deaths; (5) Cancer Deaths; and (6) Premature Death.
Website includes state snapshots, Nation at a Glance interactive map, and downloads of the complete book from 1999-present.