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Research & Statistics

Obtaining Data

* Healthy People 2010

Healthy People 2010 is a set of national health objectives to achieve during the first decade of the new century. It can be used by States, communities, professional organizations and others to help them develop programs to improve health.

Healthy People 2010 builds on initiatives pursued during the past two decades. The 1979 Surgeon General’s Report, Healthy People and Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives both established national health objectives and served as the basis for the development of State and community plans. Like its predecessors, Healthy People 2010 was developed through a broad consultation process, built on the best scientific knowledge and designed to measure programs over time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) collects and compiles national infant mortality data, including regular provisional and final data on SIDS. Two databases of particular interest for studying the epidemiology of SIDS are the linked birth and infant death data and the National Maternal and Child Health Survey.

CDC WONDER is an integrated information and communication system for public health. Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) is an easy-to-use Internet system that makes the information resources of the CDC available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of public health information.

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau gathers demographic data and limited social indicators. There
is information regarding births and deaths further separated by ethnicity, race and
socioeconomic status. The bureau also collects information on the number of households
that have grandparents providing care to grandchildren.