National Center for Health Statistics
Compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of U.S. citizens.
Compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of U.S. citizens. Documents the health status of the population and of important subgroups. Identifies disparities in health status and use of health care by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, region, and other population characteristics. Describes U.S. experiences within the health care system. Monitors trends in health status and health care delivery and identifies current health problems. Evaluates the impact of health policies and programs. Collects data from birth and death records, medical records, and interview surveys as well as from direct physical exams and laboratory testing.