More Measures

Looking for more data? We've identified these links to useful health-related data sets and data-rich sites.

Chronic Disease

Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The CDC partners with states to conduct the BRFSS, which collects information from adults on health behaviors and preventive practices related to several leading causes of death. The ND BRFSS is a random-sample telephone interview survey of North Dakota’s adult population. The BRFSS is the primary source of information on health risk behaviors related to chronic disease and injury among adult populations in our state. Data nationwide is available on the national BRFSS site, and trends for the selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Areas are available at SMART: BRFSS City and County Data Documentation.

Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. A North Dakota cancer profile can be found here.

Chronic Disease Indicators, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Chronic Disease Indicators is a cross-cutting set of 97 indicators that were developed by consensus and that allows states and territories and large metropolitan areas to uniformly define, collect, and report chronic disease data that are important to public health practice and available for states, territories and large metropolitan areas.

North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry Incidence and Mortality Rates
North Dakota cancer incidence and mortality rates for each county and region.

Community Health

Community Health Needs Assessments and implementation strategies are required of not-for-profit health systems by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. These assessments provide important information about population’s health and prevalence of disease, and health issues within communities.
2015 Fargo-Moorhead Generalizable Survey Community Health Needs Assessment
2015 Bismarck-Mandan Generalizable Survey Community Health Needs Assessment

Sanford Health Community Health Needs Assessments

Essentia Health Community Health Needs Assessments

Community Health Needs Assessments and health survey reports, Center for Social Research at NDSU, give an overview of publications and data sources on nine indicators of the quality of life and well-being in North Dakota.

Community Health Profiles, ND Department of Health, give an overview of the population and vital statics indicators on a county-level for North Dakota.

Community Health Status Indicators, CDC, include key indicators of health outcomes in over 3,000 counties in the United States. They focus on the social and environmental factors of the communities, such as healthy food, safe and affordable housing, and employment opportunities, that can influence behaviors and create healthy lifestyles.

Health Insurance

Health Coverage and Uninsured Indicators, State Health Facts, Kaiser Family Foundation
North Dakota data on health insurance coverage for different populations.

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates
The Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state-level and by age, sex, and income categories at the county-level.

Maternal, Infant, and Child Health

Child Trends DataBank
Developing, using, and sharing child well-being indicators is the backbone of Child Trends’ work. Child Trends examines the full spectrum of child well-being, including health, socio-emotional development, education, and civic engagement, as well as the settings of children's lives. Through the Child Trend DataBank, they examine and monitor over 100 indicators that focus on both risk and positive development, and consider the application of the indicators in research, policy, and practice.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Features national and state-based data on over 100 indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). Topics in the NSCH include health status, obesity, mental and oral health, medical homes, family impacts on health, and neighborhood context, among others. Topics in the NS-CSHCN include prevalence of special health care needs; health insurance coverage; access to, affordability and adequacy of care; the impact of the child’s condition on other areas of life; etc. Breakdowns are available by age, sex, race/ethnicity and poverty level. Brief summaries on the national, state, or regional level, Data Snapshots, are also available.

National Immunization Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The National Immunization Survey (NIS) monitors childhood immunization coverage. Provides data on national, state, and local vaccination coverage.

North Dakota KIDS COUNT
North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. On the national KIDS COUNT Data Center, data for more than 100 measures of child well-being can be used to generate reports, maps, and line graphs. Trend data are available.

Peristats, March of Dimes
PeriStats is developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center and provides access to maternal and infant health data for the United States and by state.

PRAMS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is an effort by the CDC and state health departments to collect state specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.

VitalStats – Births, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Access prebuilt birth and population tables, as well as data files. VitalStats provides many prebuilt tables, at both national and subnational levels, to customize and chart, map or export.

Nutrition, Physical Activity, And Obesity

Diabetes County Data,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC’s Diabetes County Data provides information on data and trends regarding the diagnosed diabetes, obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity at the national, state, and county levels.

Food Access Research Atlas
Food access research atlas presents food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility.

Food Environment Atlas
Presents a large set of statistics on food choices, health and well-being and community characteristics.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity works to maintain health and prevent chronic disease by promoting healthy eating and active living for Americans of all ages. Provides data and statistics on nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity and healthy weight. Data, trends and maps database provides data on Obesity/Weight status and risk behaviors (e.g., consumption of fruits and vegetables, physical activity, sugar drinks, TV viewing) for North Dakota and all states.

Salud America!
Highlights health issues on a county level, and compares them to state and national levels, with regard to obesity, access to food, and physical activity of Latino children.


North Dakota Attorney General
Provides data and information on crime data collected by local law enforcement agencies as a part of the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

North Dakota Department of Transportation
ND Department of Transportation provides data and information on driver behaviors in the State, aiming to reduce the deaths and injuries associated with motor vehicle crashes on North Dakota roads.

State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational fatalities by age, race, gender and income available for 2003 to the present. Incidence rates of days missed due to nonfatal injuries and illnesses available for 1996 to the present. Data available for all 50 states.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health, Data and statistics, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Data and statistics about Infectious Disease, Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health and Sexual Violence prevention.

Substance Abuse

Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts
Alcohol, Tobacco, Illicit and Nonillicit Drug use by adolescents in North Dakota.

National Substance Abuse Index
National Substance Abuse Index is a comprehensive, independent guide to addiction resources throughout the U.S. Substance abuse statistics for North Dakota include drug rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment admissions for the state of North Dakota. Statistics are broken down into these categories: Primary drug of abuse or addiction, age group, and cultural background.

Substance Use in North Dakota (SUND)
SUND (Substance Use in North Dakota) provides data on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug consumption patterns, consequences, and contributing factors in North Dakota.

YRBS, Youth substance abuse data
YRBS provides North Dakota data about substance use among students grades 7-12 including tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. United States total and by state data is available through the CDC's website.

Comprehensive Health Measures

American Community Survey (ACS), U.S. Census Bureau
The American Community Survey (ACS) provides 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year estimates based on the latest data on various Demographic, Economic, Housing, and Social indicators.

America's Health Rankings
Provide data, ranking, and maps compiled by annual assessment of the nation's health on a state level. America's Health Rankings analyze a comprehensive set of behaviors, public and health policies, community and environmental conditions, and clinical care, providing a holistic view of the nation's health.

Area Health Resources Files, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA
The Area Health Resource File (AHRF) is designed to be used by planners, policymakers, researchers, and others interested in the nation’s health care delivery system and factors that may impact health status and health care in the U.S. The AHRF contains county-level data in eight broad areas (Health Care Professions, Health Facilities, Population Characteristics, Economics, Health Professions Training, Hospital Utilization, Hospital Expenditures, and Environment).

Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota
Connects resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural and tribal communities.

CDC WONDER online database
CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an internet system that provides access to a wide array of public health information.

County Health Calculator
The County Health Calculator is a tool for advocates and policy makers. Use the calculator to see how education and income affect health outcomes. State level data available.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America for North Dakota and all states. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
The Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke is an online mapping tool that enables users to create maps of heart disease and stroke on a county-level, by different demographic indicators.

Health Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes new data, but also makes existing data more accessible.

Health Data Resources, North Dakota Department of Health
Health Data Resources provides more sources on Health data on the State and national level.

Health Indicator Dashboard, North Dakota Department of Health
The Dashboard presents a set of indicators in a graphical representation. Data is retrieved from a set of databases.

Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL), CDC
The Health-Related Quality of Life program uses state and national surveys to give an overview of the individual's or group's perceived physical and mental health over time.

Health Resources and Services Administration Data Warehouse (HDW)
The Data Warehouse offers robust data sources on health and health-related measures on a national level.

Health System Data Center
The Health System Data Center provides rankings on regional performance in health systems.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
The Institute provides county profiles, for each State, on health indicators such as life expectancy at birth, mortality rates, alcohol and tobacco use, obesity, and recommended physical activity, based on the most up-to-date county-level information.

National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
The National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS) supports planning, analysis, and decision-making activities through the collection, validation, analysis, and dissemination of key statistics on Veteran population and VA programs.

Quick Health Data, Office on Women’s Health
Quick Health Data Online is an interactive system that provides reliable and easily accessible health data to help assess needs, develop programs, and inform policies. The system is for anyone looking for US health data and is used by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students.

State Health Facts, Kaiser Family Foundation
The Health Status category includes data on births, deaths, childhood and adult immunizations, smoking and overweight/obesity rates, mental health, and various diseases.

States Perform, The Council of State Governments
States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education. Under Health and Human Services, data on birth and pregnancy, child welfare, healthy behaviors, immunization, public assistance, and STD/HIV Rates, for all states or selected states.

Vital Records, North Dakota Department of Health
ND Vital Records reports pregnancy and birth data, low weight birth data, death and cause of death data (number and rates), including trend data, in the Vital Events annual summaries.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

Compass created by:
Wilder Research

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