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Quick Health Data Online is an interactive system that provides reliable and easily accessible health data to help assess needs, develop programs, and inform policies. The system is for anyone looking for US health data and is used by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students.

The system provides state- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health. Within each main category, there are numerous subcategories.

Spotlight on Suicide Prevention

Suicide has been ranked as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States for several years, accounting for over 38,000 deaths annually.1, 2 Suicide among males is four times higher than among females; however females are more likely to have suicidal thoughts.3

Suicide is preventable; while its causes can be complex, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: reduce the factors that increase risk and increase factors that promote resilience or coping.4 The Office on Women's Health offers a range of information and support to prevent such tragedy,5 as well as data resources for assessing the root causes and implications.

Quick Health Data Online provides extensive data about suicide and suicide risk factors. Statistics include:

Age-adjusted Suicide Rates. Click for more details.

Quick Health Data Online provides data for males and females segmented by race and ethnicity. These various data can be used to assess differences in behaviors, risk factors, and mortality among population groups over time. Data can be used to generate tables and maps.

1 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm.
2 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/statistics/aag.html#A.
3 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide_datasheet_2012-a.pdf.
4 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/prevention.html.
5 http://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/preventing-suicide/index.html.

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