U.S. Data Sources
The web site of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provides a variety of health and epidemological data sets covering diseases, natality, mortality, health risk behaviours and health care.
National Cancer Institute: SEER Database
Statistical information on cancer incidence and survival.
National Center for Health Statistics
Statistics and microdata on most aspects of health and healthcare in the United States.
International and Comparative Data Sources
The most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health care systems of the OECD countries. The database covers over 1200 indicators. The most recent data are for 2010, with some time series going back to 1960.
United Nations Databases
The UN has a variety of tables, databases and reports. A few places to start for health statistics:
- Demographic and Social Statistics
- World Population Prospects database
- U.N. Statistical Databases (list)
World Health Organization Statistics
Most WHO technical programmes develop health-related epidemiological and statistical information which they make available on the WHO website. Topics include burden of disease, mortality data, an atlas of the health workforce, and a global health atlas.
Measure DHS Stat Compiler
Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) has participated in developing more than 200 surveys in over 75 countries, most of them developing countries. Data focuses include fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, as well as child survival, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition. DHS makes available both country-level indicators and survey microdata.