Category Archives: Public Access Data

This page includes a collection of resources for locating and downloading publicly available datasets. To search for a particular study or data repository by name, scroll through the alphabetical list or enter the name in the search box. To search for a specific topic, use the search box or select a topic from the tag glossary page or tag cloud. These resources will continue to be updated with FAQs. If you have any questions or you would like to request information about another resource contact Shenita at srpeter@emory.edu.

American Community Survey

A survey designed to assist with resource allocation for American communities. Continue reading

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Atlanta Census Research Data Center (ACRDC)

The ACRDC seeks to provide qualified researchers in the Southeast the opportunity to perform statistical analysis on non-public Census microdata. The ACRDC also provides access to restricted-level files from the CDC. Continue reading

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

System of health surveys conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Includes health risk behavior, preventive health, health care access, chronic disease, and injury. Continue reading

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BioLINCC

BioLINCC (Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center). Sponsored by the The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to enhance and facilitate further research in cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematologic conditions. Continue reading

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CDC Wonder

CDC WONDER (Wide-Range Online Data for Epidemiological Research) provides access to CDC information resources to researchers and the general public. Continue reading

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The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)

The study is designed to investigate the consequences of therapy, genetic associations, disease processes and causation, interventions, and quality of life among childhood cancer survivors. Continue reading

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County Health Rankings

County rankings are based on a model that includes factors such as environment, socioeconomic factors, access to healthcare, and health behaviors of the county population. Continue reading

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Data.gov

Government data repository. Available to the public: find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the federal government. Continue reading

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Detroit Neighborhood Health Study (DNHS)

A multi-year study designed to identify linkages between neighborhood environment and mental health and well-being of Detroit residents. The study also contains an epigenetic portion. Continue reading

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Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

Public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency departments and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners. Continue reading

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Framingham Heart Study

Long-term cohort study designed with a focus on the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Continue reading

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General Social Survey (GSS)

The GSS is designed to record demographic and attitudinal trends of the United States population Continue reading

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Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

Study designed to explore the changes in labor force participation and the health transitions that Americans undergo toward the end of their work lives and in the years that follow. Continue reading

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Health Indicators Warehouse

Data hub for the Department of Health and Human Services Continue reading

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Set of databases concerning: hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization. Continue reading

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Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES)

Health and nutrition survey for national Hispanic population with a breakdown by nationality. Continue reading

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Intergrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)

A data warehouse created and managed by the Minnesota Population Center. IPUMS contains population and census data from the United States and 238 countries Continue reading

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International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

An annual cross-national survey covering social science topics. A new topic is featured each year, but certain topics have been repeated such as Role of the Government, Religion, Environment, Family and Changing Gender Roles. Continue reading

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Inter-University partnership focused on social science research. Continue reading

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Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOA)

A multi-cohort study of persons 70+ years of age designed primarily to measure changes in the health, functional status, living arrangements, and health services utilization of older Americans. Continue reading

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

National estimates of health care use and spending, insurance, accessibility of care. Continue reading

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Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)

To determine expenditures and sources of payment for all services used by Medicare beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS)

National study designed to gather data on health status for Medicare Advantage program. Continue reading

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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

National survey designed to assess health and nutritional status of US. Continue reading

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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

National survey designed to collect information on the health of United States. Continue reading

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National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)

Survey designed to meet the need for information on characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States. Continue reading

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National Immunization Survey (NIS)

Survey conducted by the CDC to monitor childhood immunization coverage. Continue reading

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National Latino & Asian American Study (NLAAS)

A national study that aims to provide information on the similarities and differences in mental illness Continue reading

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National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS)

A national, longitudinal, mortality study designed to study the effects of differentials in demographic and socio-economic characteristics on mortality. Continue reading

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National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)

Designed to study how social environments and behaviors in adolescence are linked to health outcomes. Continue reading

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National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)

A CDC-sponsored series of surveys of United States nursing homes, their services, their staff, and their residents. Continue reading

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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP)

A longitudinal study that strives to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans Continue reading

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National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN)

The survey takes a close look at the health and functional status of children with special health care needs in the U.S. Continue reading

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National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH)

Survey sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration designed to examine the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age. Continue reading

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National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

CDC survey designed to gather information on family life, marriage and divorce, reproductive, Men’s and Women’s health. Continue reading

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National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Provides national and state-level estimates on the use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. Continue reading

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National Vital Statistics System

Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce records for United States. Continue reading

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NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study (NHEFS)

A national longitudinal study designed to investigate the relationship between the variables accessed in NHANES I and subsequent morbidity, mortality, and hospital utilization. Continue reading

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Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS)

Online query system featuring standardized health data for the state of Georgia. Continue reading

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Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Continue reading

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