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Data Sources

North Dakota Data Sources

BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Annual survey of people ages 18 years and older describing health risk behaviors, access to health care, and health status. 

YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey

A survey conducted by state education and health agencies that monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among youth and young adults in grades 7 through 12. It is conducted in the spring of odd years. 

Community Health Section Data Sources - February 2011

A compilation of all the data sources used by the programs located within the Community Health Section of the North Dakota Department of Health. 

National Data Sources

National data on heart disease and stroke are available from a variety of sources. The Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program frequently consults the data sources below. 

CDC Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has a variety of heart disease facts and statistics.

CDC Wonder

This easy-to-use, menu-driven system makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of public health data and information including national, state and local statistics. 

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency, providing data to identify and address health issues. It employs a variety of data collection mechanisms to obtain accurate information from multiple sources. 

Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI)

CDI is a cross-cutting set of 97 indicators that were developed by consensus and that allows states and territories and large metropolitan areas to uniformly define, collect and report chronic disease data that are important to public health practice.