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North Carolina

Data Sources

These data sources provide information for communities looking for more local data. These sources provide either unique, local data; more information on demographic breakdowns (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity); or data for sub-county geographic units (e.g., cities, zipcodes or school districts).

Name Description Breakdown
North Carolina Central Cancer Registry

The Central Cancer Registry collects, processes, and analyzes data on all cancer cases diagnosed among North Carolina residents to inform the planning and evaluation of cancer control efforts.

 
North Carolina County Health Data Book

The State Center for Health Statistics creates the County Health Data Book on an annual basis to provide communities with quantitative data to support community health assessments.

Demographic
North Carolina Health Atlas

The North Carolina Health Atlas contains maps of North Carolina that depict county level health and health-related information. The primary purpose of the Atlas is to provide a way to interpret visually a broad range of data and information about the health of North Carolinians.

Demographic
North Carolina Health Data Query System

The North Carolina Health Data Query System provides access to county-level data on births, birth defects, mortality by leading cause, population estimates, and pregnancy.

Demographic
North Carolina HealthStats

This site provides statistical data as well as contextual information on the health status of North Carolinians and the state of North Carolina's health care system.

Demographic
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics includes county-level statistics on: birth defects, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Vital Statistics, Cancer, Minority Health, and other data.

Demographic
North Carolina Communicable Disease Reports

The Communicable Disease Branch includes routine surveillance and quality assurance of disease reporting by physicians, hospitals, and laboratories to detect trends and assess the public health impact of disease.

 
North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey helps assess behaviors in youth that impact their health now and in the future. Topics include violence, personal safety, physical activity, nutrition, mental health, tobacco, drugs and alcohol, protective factors and sexual behavior questions.

 
North Carolina Crash Data Query

The Highway Safety Research Center covers motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, taking into account human, vehicular, roadway, and environmental factors. The site provides a data analysis tool that will create tables reflecting crash, vehicle, and person information for crashes in North Carolina.

Sub-County
Demographic
North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance - Statistics and Reports

This site provides Medicaid eligibility and enrollment data by county for the state of North Carolina.

 
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Data and Statistics

The Data and Statistics section provides information about the "how" and "why" public school data are collected and links to required reports. Additionally, this site provides a master schedule of all recurring annual data collections and reporting required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

 
North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting Program

The Uniform Crime Reporting program is a system of collecting and analyzing crime and arrest statistics gathered on selected types of crime by participating law enforcement agencies throughout each state.

 

Community Health Improvement Resources

These resources include public health agencies (including local public health offices, state agencies, and public health institutes) and other partners in improving community health including United Ways, counties associations, hospital associations, and extension offices.