National Center for Health Statistics



The National Center for Health Statistics of the Department of Health and Human Services is a principal Federal source of health statistics. It is responsible for the collection, upkeep, analysis, and dissemination of statistics on the nature and extent of the health, illness, and disability of the U.S. population; the impact of illness and disability on the economy; the effects of environmental, social, and other health hazards; health care costs and financing; family formation, growth, and dissolution; and vital events (births and deaths).

Select Data Sets/Programs:

  • National Vital Statistics System
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  • National Survey of Family Growth
  • National Hospital Care Survey