Evidence-based program links

Health Data Resources

US Census data can be searched via the American FactFinder site; a faster (if a bit more complex) way to access data is via the Factfinder Advanced Search

North Carolina Healthy 2020 Objectives and Durham County rates for NC 2020 objectives

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is a great source for the most current health data and reports.  Some of the data sources include:

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random telephone survey of state residents aged 18 and older in households with telephones.  Survey results include a range of information, such as health care access, exercise, asthma, diabetes, and tobacco use.  North Carolina and Durham-specific data is available.  Beginning in 2012, Durham County will no longer be oversampled.
  • NC HealthStats Indicator Report provides updates to the Healthy NC 2020 objectives.  North Carolina has set 40 health objectives and this reports how each county and the state measure compared to the objective.
  • Vital Statistics provides data on leading causes of death, infant mortality, child deaths, and BABY BOOK (summary of infant and maternal characteristics, such as prenatal visits and birth weight)
  • Injury and Violence Prevention data

North Carolina Institute of Medicine (IOM) provides reports on various topics, such as access to health care and prevention

USDA offers a food access atlas, a tool for mapping food deserts and describing access to healthy food.

County Health Rankings is a searchable report that ranks counties all 50 states on overall health and factors that impact health

HIV/STD Prevention and Care provides quarterly and annual reports on new infections and trends in North Carolina and specific counties.

Eat Smart More More North Carolina for data and reports on physical activity and nutrition in North Carolina

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive national database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.