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NCHS data access and resources

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      The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, providing data to identify and address health issues affecting the U.S. population. NCHS compiles statistical information to help guide public health and health policy decisions. Collaborating with other public and private health partners, NCHS employs a variety of data collection mechanisms to obtain accurate information from multiple sources. NCHS’ data provides a broad perspective to help us understand the nation’s health, influences on health, and health outcomes.

      NCHS releases data from its surveys and systems in a variety of ways to accommodate users with varying needs and interests, including policymakers, researchers, medical and public health professionals, teachers, students, business leaders, and the general public.

      Each year, NCHS produces hundreds of reports and other publications in a variety of formats, both electronic and hard copy form.

      NCHS provides access to its rich data sets so researchers can conduct their own analyses and add to our knowledge of health issues.

      The NCHS website provides access to key health data as well as tools that allow users to display data to fit their needs. A list of data access tools is available from

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