Data access and resources : a guide for obtaining NCHS reports and accessing data
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Data access and resources : a guide for obtaining NCHS reports and accessing data

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is a unique public resource providing statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS is the primary government resource for collecting, analyzing, and distributing data on health and health care. This brochure lists major NCHS data sources and provides information on accessing the data.

    The NCHS website is designed to provide users with quick and easy access to the wide range of information and data available from NCHS. The site is home to the latest news, information, and publications from the Center, as well as an extensive data archive accessible to the public. The website includes an overview of NCHS’ major data collection activities, presents data findings, and provides information about special activities and initiatives to improve the access to, and quality of, health statistics information. Full-text files of publications may be searched, viewed, printed, and downloaded in PDF form. Users can find links to additional sources of health information and can query NCHS electronically to obtain answers to specific questions. The home for NCHS on the Internet is:


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