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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 Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

The IPEDS is the NCES's core postsecondary education data collection program. It is a single, comprehensive data collection system developed to encompass all institutions and organizations that provide postsecondary education as their primary goal. The IPEDS is a system of surveys built to collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollment, program completions, faculty and staff, and financing.

National Center for Education Statistics

The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics' website is to provide clear, complete information about NCES' mission and activities, and to serve the research, education and other interested communities.

National Longitudinal Survey (NLSY)

The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women. For more than 4 decades, NLS data have served as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers.

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.

School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)

The SHPPS is a national survey designed to collect information on school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels for elementary, middle/junior high, and senior high schools. The SHPPS contains data describing eight school health program components: health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, food service, school policy and environment, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement.

Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

The SASS is an integrated set of surveys designed to facilitate comparisons between public and private schools. It consists of the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey, the School Administrator Survey, the School Survey, and the Teacher Survey. The SASS includes data items on enrollment, number of teachers and librarians, hiring and retirement policies, high school graduation requirements, school principal characteristics, teacher characteristics, student characteristics, programs offered, length of school year, and graduation and college application rates.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a database containing data on disposal or other releases of over 650 toxic chemicals from thousands of U.S. facilities and information about how facilities manage those chemicals through recycling, energy recovery, and treatment. One of TRI's primary purposes is to inform communities about toxic chemical releases to the environment.

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.

Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER)

CDC WONDER -- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research – is an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that 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 information. CDC WONDER furthers CDC's mission of health promotion and disease prevention by speeding and simplifying access to public health information for state and local health departments, the Public Health Service, and the academic public health community. CDC WONDER is valuable in public health research, decision making, priority setting, program evaluation, and resource allocation. With CDC WONDER you can: 1) Access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics; and 2) Query numeric data sets on CDC's computers, via "fill-in-the blank" web pages. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed, with dynamically calculated statistics, charts and 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.

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