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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - CDC

The CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System monitors modifiable behaviors that have negative health consequences. The information is gathered through telephone surveys and can be displayed by category of behavior, by state, or as a map.


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provides composite view of the nation’s economy based on measures of inflation, consumer spending, productivity, wages, demographics, employment rates, etc.


Cancer Mondial

Statistics on global incidence, mortality and survival of cancer through three databases: Globecan2000, Mortality Database, and ACCIS (childhood cancer).



Gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies. Search by agency, geographic region or topic.


National Center for Health Statistics

A program of the CDC, the NCHS is the source for:


  • FastStats A-Z

    A statistical summary of birth, mortality or other data on hundreds of alphabetically listed topics.

  • Health, United States, 2013

    An annual report highlighting key trends affecting the health of Americans.

  • Vital Health Statistics

    Compiled from state-level registration systems and providing data on births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorce.

National Science Foundation

Good source of statistics on research and development expenditures, facilities and funding; human resource data related to number of science students and Ph.D. graduates; and science and engineering indicators.


Population Reference Bureau

Provides timely and objective information on US and international population trends and their implications. They publish the World Population Data Sheet which looks at population projections and measures such as GDP, birth, death and fertility rates, contraception use, marriage data, etc.


US Census Bureau

The source for social, demographic and economic information of US population. The Census offers the following useful resources:

  • American Fact Finder

    Provides fast access to demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics for a specified geographic location.

  • Map Stats

    Provides a tool for viewing statistical information by state and county.

  • Subjects A to Z Index

    Provides access to statistics by topic area.

World Health Organization Statistics (WHOSIS)

Guide to epidemiological and statistical information on burden of disease, mortality, etc.