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Accurate sources of health statistics inform and guide decisions regarding healthcare, policy, and research. Please make use of the resources available through this guide and suggest new ones for us to add.
Heath Statistics on Children
Kids' Inpatient Database
The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) is one in a family of databases and software tools developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). A Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HCUP data inform decisionmaking at the national, State, and community levels.
A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. From the Annie E. Casey Foundations
International Health Statistics
UNICEF measures the situation of children and women and tracks progress through data collection and analysis. It maintains and updates global databases and promotes dissemination of evidence-based data for planning and advocacy. UNICEF is the lead United Nations (UN) agency responsible for the global monitoring of the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
SPSS @ the CDU Library
The CDU Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer installations of SPSS to CDU students, faculty and staff. To have SPSS installed on your laptop or computer, please contact the Library to schedule an appointment, 323-563-4869. SPPS installation is limited to 1 device per user.
Health Surveys for Los Angeles and California
California Health Interview Survey
CHIS is the nation's largest state health survey. Conducted every two years on a wide range of health topics, CHIS data gives a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California's large and diverse population.
LA County Public Health Survey
The Los Angeles County Health Survey is a population based telephone survey that provides information concerning the health of Los Angeles County residents. The data are used for assessing health-related needs of the population, for program planning and policy development, and for program evaluation. The relatively large sample size allows users to obtain health indicator data for large demographic subgroups and across geographic regions of the County, including Service Planning Areas and Health Districts.