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Data Sources & Statistics

Data Resource Center for the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement (CAMHI)
This web site makes national, state and regional survey findings readily available to you. You can search the National Survey of Children's Health or the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs to query over 60 child health indicators, obtain state profiles, or view survey questions.

Children of Immigrants Data Tool
This interactive tool developed by the Urban Institute generates charts and tables on children, age 0 to 17, for the United States and for the 50 states and the District of Columbia using data from the American Community Survey. It presents data on a number of population groups such as children with immigrant parents, children with noncitizen parents, and children with Mexican parents.

The FedStats web site is a gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Child Stats Forum on Child and Family Statistics

This Web site 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 the social environment, and education.

KIDS Count
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Mapping Health Care Delivery for America's Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics is partnering with Dartmouth Medical School, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, to develop an interactive, Web-based database on the demographics, socioeconomic status, and geographic distribution of US children and providers of pediatric care. The Mapping Health Care Delivery for America's Children Project addresses practical, "real-world" health issues at all levels by providing accurate information on the delivery of health care to children. This site features states maps that visually describe the distribution of pediatricians across the U.S. For example, users can view the number of children under 18 per clinically active pediatrician and the percent of clinically active pediatricians who are female.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau Data Books
MCHB data resources provide current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women and their families. Included are data on health and health-related indicators in three categories: population characteristics, health status and health services utilization. Additionally, Child Health USA data can be found at this site, which includes population characteristics, health status of infants, children and adolescents, health services utilization, state- and city-level data, and MCH measures and goals.

Medicaid State Fact Sheets
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) have created fact sheets that explain the importance of the Medicaid program and how children in every state rely on it for their health care. From this site, you can click on each state to get their individualized fact sheet.

National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics' Web site, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a rich source of information about America’s health. NCHS is the nation’s principal health statistics agency. Statistical information is compiled to guide actions and policies to improve health.

The National Center for Juvenile Justice
The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) Web site, under the commission of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides several "Easy Access" online data analysis tools on juvenile statistics at the national, state, and county levels.

America's Health Rankings
Published by the United Health Foundation, together with the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, America's Health Rankings provides state-specific rankings across a variety of health benchmarks.

US Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau web site provides the latest census data for US communities.

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System
The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The YRBSS includes national, state, and local school-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students. Behaviors monitored by the survey include tobacco use, dietary behaviors, physical activity, alcohol and drug use, and sexual behaviors.

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