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Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality / HCUPnet
An interactive tool for identifying, tracking, analyzing, and comparing statistics on hospital and emergency care.
CDC: Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends (SMART)
Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) aggregated by metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas.
Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR)
The HSRR database was designed for health care researchers and health sciences librarians seeking data resources used in health services research, the behavioral and social sciences and public health.
National Cancer Institute: SEER
"The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute provides information on cancer statistics in an effort to reduce the cancer burden among the U.S. population."
USAID: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries.
WHO Global Health Observatory data
Main health statistics repository of the WHO.
Software available in the Bloedorn Technology Center
- SAS - statistical package for analyzing quantitative data.
- Stata - statistical package for analyzing quantitative data.
- ArcGIS and extensions - an integrated package of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for mapping, spatial analysis, and data management
- Epi Info - a series of programs written by the CDC for use in investigating outbreaks and monitoring public health status. The program allows for the development of questionnaires and forms, data input, and data analysis.
- CDCynergy - a software program that can be used to plan and evaluate health communication interventions within a public health framework.
- Google Earth - a software program that provides maps and satellite images of the planet.
- NASA World Wind - an open source software program that provides images of the earth using satellit imager and elevation data to render the terrain in 3D.
- NUD*IST - a statistical program that allows for the input, grouping, and analysis of qualitative data (interviews, observational field notes, etc.) rather than quantitative data.
- Empower - a software program that can aid health educators and practitioners in efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate community health programs. Various models and interventions are illustrated using breast cancer prevention and control as an example in the decision making process.
- Stat/Transfer - a data conversion program that allows you to transfer a data set from one format to another (i.e. from Excel to SAS).
Which Stats Test
Step-by-step tool to help you determine which statistical test would be most appropriate for your research question, with links on how to carry it out.