Data Sources & Statistics
Resource Center for the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement
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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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