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Finding Health Data and Statistics: Infants, Children & Adolescents

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

Infants, children and adolescents

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Kids Count Data Center
The Data Center includes health topics covering birth outcomes, health insurance, vital statistics, indicators by race and ethnicity, and more.  Create tables, maps, graphs, or raw data by state or across states by topic. 
The annual Kids Count Data Book is available from download from the website or in print

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Health
FastStats about adolescent health includes links to relevant statistical tables and publications as well as pointers to related studies and programs.

Child Health
FastStats about children's health includes links to relevant statistical tables and publications as well as pointers to related studies and programs.

Healthy Youth - Data & Statistics
The Division of Adolescent and School Health presents a summary of major surveillance activities and links to studies such as the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Global School-based Student Health Survey, Healthy Passages, School Health Profiles, and State-By-State Profiles.

Infant Health
FastStats about infant health includes links to relevant statistical tables and publications as well as pointers to related studies and programs.

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health
Online data queries, state profiles, presentations and articles from the National Survey of Children's Health (2003, 2007) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (2001, 2005/06).

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Annotated list of links to reports, databases, and other resources that provide access to statistics on child and family well-being, child abuse and neglect, child welfare/foster care, adoption, and related topics.

Environmental Protection Agency

America's Children and the Environment
"America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors."

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
"Offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education." Publishes America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, an annual report on the status of the nation's children, presenting 25 key indicators on critical aspects of children's lives.

March of Dimes

Perinatal health statistics (births, prenatal care, infant mortality, delivery methods, health insurance, and demographic indicators) at the national, state, county and municiple level. Users can create tables/summaries of indicators.

National Longitudinal Surveys

The National Longitudinal Surveys, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are nationally representative surveys that follow the same sample of individuals from specific birth cohorts over time. The surveys collect data on labor market activity, schooling, fertility, program participation, health, and much, much more.

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Find statistical information about children by subject area (including child survival and health, child nutrition, maternal health, newborn care, HIV/AIDS, etc.) or by country.  Includes data from the flagship publications State of the World's Children (online or print) and Progress for Children (online).

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