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American Medical Association Physician Master File

Established by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1906, the Physician Masterfile was initially developed as a record keeping device supporting membership and mailing activities. Since then, the Masterfile has expanded to include significant education, training and professional certification information on virtually all Doctors of Medicine (MD) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and certain Pacific Islands. The Physician Masterfile includes current and historical data for more than 1.4 million physicians, residents, and medical students in the United States. This figure includes approximately 411,000 graduates of foreign medical schools who reside in the United States and who have met the educational and credentialing requirements necessary for recognition.

Area Resource File (ARF)

Produced annually, the ARF is a county-level compilation of existing data from numerous sources including the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the U. S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Health Care Financing Administration. The ARF is cumulative, with the completeness and frequency of data elements varying by source. The ARF contains data items on health professions, health professions training, health facilities, hospitalization utilization, hospital expenditures, population characteristics and economic data, and environment. Also available are geographic descriptors--such as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes and Metropolitan Area (MA) codes--that allow for easy aggregation of county data into other geographic groupings.

Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. The Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. For Census purposes, a farm is any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year.

Health, United States

Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-2010. IPUMS is not a collection of compiled statistics; it is composed of microdata. Each record is a person, with all characteristics numerically coded. In most samples persons are organized into households, making it possible to study the characteristics of people in the context of their families or other co-residents. IPUMS-International is the world's largest collection of publicly available individual-level census data. IPUMS-International integrates samples from population censuses from around the world taken since 1960. IPUMS-CPS is an integrated set of data from the March Current Population Survey (CPS), beginning in 1962 and continuing until the present. This harmonized dataset is also compatible with the data from the U.S. decennial censuses that are part of the IPUMS-USA. Researchers can take advantage of the relatively large sample size of IPUMS-USA at ten-year intervals and fill in information for the intervening years using IPUMS-CPS.

Matched Multiple Birth Data Set (MMB)

The Matched Multiple Birth Data Set contains data on sets of multiple deliveries--specifically, twin, triplet, and quadruplet deliveries--that occurred in the U.S. Sets may be composed of any combination of live births and fetal deaths. Data are derived from the National Center for Health Statistics' Natality, Fetal Death, and Linked Birth/Infant Death databases. Thus, the Matched Multiple Birth Data Set contains information from birth, fetal death, and infant death certificates. Fetal and infant data elements include sex, birth weight, Apgar score, gestational age, set birth order, and gestational age. Age and race variables are available for mothers and fathers; additional maternal demographic and health variables are also available. The database also contains medical encounter data, including place of delivery, type of attendant at delivery, and hospital and patient status at time of death.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health Data

OECD Health Data provides internationally comparable data on the health care systems of OECD's 30 member countries. It includes historic data, with some time series available back to 1960, and contains information on life expectancy, potential life years lost, premature mortality, perceived health status, medical facilities, health employment, trade in health goods and services, expenditures, environment, nutrition, discharge rate, length of stay, surgical procedures, demographics, education, and economy.

U. S. Census Bureau Data

Census of Population and Housing data present here ranges from our most recent census to the historical decennial census conducted throughout the decades. Some of the data were scanned as an effort to make historical census information available to the public. The display of data will continue as historical census records become available. The Census Bureau also provides statistics from the American Community Survey and the Economic Census. Other resources include GIS mapping tools and interactive population and economic maps.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Data

The Department of Public Instruction collects a wide range of statistics and program data from the educational and library communities to meet State and Federal legislative requirements. Uniform, timely, and accurate education information is essential to quality decision making. The data collected by the Department supports state and federal program reports and guides education policy.

Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH)

WISH gives you information about health indicators (measures of health) in Wisconsin. WISH allows policy makers, health professionals, and the public to submit questions (requests for data) and receive answers (tables) over the Internet. To construct answers to your questions, WISH uses protected databases containing Wisconsin data from a variety of sources. Most modules contain data for multiple years and geographic areas.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Global Health Observatory (GHO) data repository provides access to over 50 datasets on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others. In addition, the GHO provides on-line access to WHO's annual summary of health-related data for its 194 Member states: the World Health Statistics 2011. Many of these datasets represent the best estimates of WHO using methodologies for specific indicators that aim for comparability across countries and time; they are updated as more recent or revised data become available, or when there are changes to the methodology being used. Therefore, they are not always the same as official national estimates, although WHO whenever possible will provide Member States the opportunity review and comment on data and estimates as part of country consultations. Please check the Indicator and Measurement Registry for indicator specific information.

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