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Overview of National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Systems. Mary Burgess NCHS Librarian [email protected] NCHS IS THE NATION’S PRINCIPAL HEALTH STATISTICS AGENCY. Provides fundamental public health and health policy statistics that meet the needs of a wide range of users

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Overview of

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Data Systems

Mary Burgess

NCHS Librarian

[email protected]

nchs is the nation s principal health statistics agency
NCHS IS THE NATION’S PRINCIPAL HEALTH STATISTICS AGENCY
  • Provides fundamental public health and health policy statistics that meet the needs of a wide range of users
  • Tracks changes in health and health care across the nation
  • Provides mechanisms for obtaining consistent, uniform statistics
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NCHS DATA USED FOR:

  • Comparisons across populations, providers, and geographic areas
  • Planning/assessing public health programs
  • Identifying health problems, risk factors, and disease patterns
  • To contribute to product planning and market research
data confidentiality
DATA CONFIDENTIALITY

How NCHS Protects Privacy

  • Section 308(d), Public Health Service Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Privacy Act

Legal Provisions that protect NCHS respondents:

nchs privacy safeguards
Blocks outside access to confidential information stored in NCHS computers.

Requires nondisclosure affidavit.

Data files are routinely cleaned of anything that could directly identify a person or firm.

Any personal information release requires the approval of the Center’s Director

Confidentiality training for all staff.

Random inspections by the NCHS Confidentiality Officer.

NCHS PRIVACY SAFEGUARDS
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MAJOR DATA SYSTEMS

  • National Vital Statistics System and surveys
  • National Health Interview Survey
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  • National Health Care Surveys
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NATIONAL VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm

related surveys
RELATED SURVEYS
  • Linked Birth and Infant Death Data Set
    • Monitors and explores the complex interrelationships between infant death and risk factors present at birth.
  • National Maternal & Infant Health Survey
      • Tracks factors associated with low birthweight
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RELATED SURVEYS

  • National Mortality Followback Survey
    • Studies the etiology of disease, demographic trends in mortality, and other health issues.
  • National Death Index
    • Facilitates epidemiologic followup studies
    • Verification of death for individuals under study
national health interview survey
NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

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RELATED SURVEYS

National Immunization Survey

  • Evaluation of immunization status of preschool population
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Survey Of Family Growth

  • Studies conception and sterilization, teenage sexual activity and pregnancy; family planning and unintended pregnancy; adoption; breastfeeding, infertility; and event histories.
state local area integrated telephone surveys
State & Local Area Integrated Telephone Surveys

RELATED SURVEYS

  • Provides quick turnaround data on a variety of broad health and welfare-related issues
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • Studies children with special needs

National Asthma Survey

  • Studies Asthma prevalence, management, and medication use
national health and nutrition examination survey
NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

national health care surveys
NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SURVEYS

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhcs.htm

national hospital discharge survey
National Hospital Discharge Survey

RELATED SURVEYS

  • Provides detailed data on patient characteristics and length of hospital stay
  • Provides info on diagnosis, and surgical and diagnostic procedures.
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Survey Of Ambulatory Surgery

  • Provides data on patient characteristics.
  • Information on diagnosis and the surgical and diagnostic procedures performed.
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

  • Provides data on characteristics of patients’ visits including informationon patient characteristics, diagnostic procedures, patient management, and planned future treatment.
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

  • Characteristics of patients’ visits to hospital outpatient departments (OPD) and emergency departments
  • Diagnosis and treatments
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Nursing Home Survey

  • Characteristics of residents in nursing homes
  • Functional status of nursing home residents
  • Number of people discharged from nursing homes
  • Characteristics of nursing homes themselves
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RELATED SURVEYS

National Home And Hospice Care Survey

  • Number and functionalstatus of patients
  • Number of patients discharged.
  • Characteristics of home health agencies, hospices and their patients
office of research and methodology
Office Of Research And Methodology

Other NCHS Activities

  • Develops and tests NCHS data collection instruments.
  • Supports methodological research on questionnaires and response
  • Questionnaire design research program
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Other NCHS Activities

Research Data Center

  • Allows access to data that would not be usually be permissible to analyze because of confidentiality and disclosure regulations.
data users conference
Data Users Conference

Other NCHS Activities

  • Opportunities for the discussion of technical and philosophical issues
  • Forum for the sharing of information from Federal, State, and local governments, as well as from universities and professional associations
international collaboration

Other NCHS Activities

International Collaboration
  • Maintains health statistics programs with developed and developing countries around the world
  • Sponsors international meetings and symposiums
  • Contributes to other international forums through scientific articles and presentations
data dissemination
DATA DISSEMINATION

NCHS Survey Data Are Presented In A Variety Of Publication Formats:

  • Published Reports
  • Journal Articles
  • Chartbooks
  • Electronic Products
published report series
PUBLISHED REPORT SERIES

Available In Printed & Electronic Formats:

  • Vital & Health Statistics Series
  • Advance Data Reports
  • National Vital Statistics Reports
  • Health, United States
  • Chartbooks
  • Miscellaneous Reports
health united states
HEALTH, UNITED STATES

Available In Printed & Electronic Formats

  • Annual Report on the Nation’s Health
  • Published in conjunction with a different special topics chartbook each year
journal articles
JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • NCHS staff, individually and collaboratively, publish throughout the year in a variety of statistical and medical journals and newsletters.
  • A bibliography is available online at the NCHS website.
miscellaneous publications
Healthy People 2000/2010

America’s Children

ICE on Injuries

Atlas of Mortality

Chartbooks

Reports to Congress

CASM Proceedings

International Health Reference Guide

MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS

Available In Printed & Electronic Formats

electronic products
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Extensive Program Of Microdata Release Through Electronic Media Including:

  • Internet http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
  • CD-ROMS with statistical software
  • CD-ROMS with text retrieval software
  • Public use data on CD-ROM
other opportunities for spreading the word
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPREADING THE WORD
  • University lectures and seminars
  • Data system and special topic seminars
  • Presentation of research findings at annual association meetings, conferences, workshops, and symposiums
  • Staffing of exhibit booths at annual meetings and conferences
  • Ad hoc visits to assist in unique

problem solutions

what can i find on the website
WHAT CAN I FIND ON THE WEBSITE?
  • FastStats
  • Press and data releases
  • Links to other health & statistical agencies and organizations
  • Published Products
  • Microdata
  • Coming Events
  • e-mail link for specific questions
thank you for coming

THANK YOU FOR COMING

Visit NCHS on the WEB

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

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