Women's Health Facts and Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has Health Data for All Ages site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_data_for_all_ages.htm This website combines earlier NCHS websites that provided interactive online data tables, including Healthy Women: State Trends in Health and Mortality. This new site is envisioned as a place to obtain health data on people of all age demographics, from infants to seniors. All of the tables previously available through the Healthy Women website have been moved to the "State Data" section in the Health Data for All Ages site. New tables that present national and regional data have been added; many of these tables are relevant to women’s health.

State Variations in Key Disparities Indicators - The Kaiser Family Foundation's data update shows variations across states and racial and ethnic groups for six key health and health care indicators. The data update provides a quick glance at disparities in rates of infant mortality, diabetes-related mortality and AIDS cases among whites, African Americans and Hispanics in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It also provides similar breakdowns showing the percentage of each group in each state that is uninsured, enrolled in Medicaid, and living in poverty. Key Health and Health Care Indicators by Race/Ethnicity are drawn from the more than 30 state-specific indicators related to race and ethnicity available on Kaiser’s statehealthfacts.org. The fact sheet is available online at http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/7633.cfm. For additional information, please contact Craig Palosky at 202-347-5270 or cpalosky@kff.org.

Data regarding Virginia women's health status is available from the Office of Family Health Services of the Virginia Department of Health at http://www.vahealth.org/data.htm.

Statehealthfacts.org has data on Health Insurance Status, Medicaid & SCHIP, Preventive Health, Women’s Health Status, Eating Disorder and Depression Parity, Breastfeeding Rates, and HIV/AIDS testing and reporting. A list of all recent updates can be reviewed at http://cme.kff.org/Key=12611.2y.C.C.N6gbT1.

Women's health facts can also be found at the following websites:

  • Information from the FDA - Demographic Information & Data Repository
  • National Women's Health Information Center - Statistics on Health Topics, ranging from autoimmune disease and cancer to thyroid disease and urologic conditions
  • National Women's Health Information Center - Quick Health Data Online provides key health indicators for women at a county level for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - National Center for Health Statistics includes surveys, vital statistics (births/deaths), statistics on health access, health trends, and more.
  • Health Services and Resources Administration - Women's Health USA 2005 features emerging issues and trends in women's health
  • Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health - Women of Color Health Data Book
  • http://www.vahealth.info -- The VHIP gives Virginians of all ages and all income levels reliable national and state-specific health information and resources. The VHIP is reliable and completely non-commercial.