Datasets

American FactFinder
American FactFinder is a web site used to distribute data collected by the United States Census Bureau.
It provides data for recent survey years for a range of geographies, including by Census tract, Zip Code Tabulation Area, Metropolitan Statistical Area, county, and state.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Site provides access to current 2012 PDF and past editions. Includes everything from government spending to the environment to communications. It is a most comprehensive one-volume reference source on the Nation's economic and social condition.

Community Health Data Base (Pennsylvania Household Health Survey)  Limitations on Use
Provides online access to local health-related data at the census tract, ZIP code, county and regional levels. Includes information about health status, personal health behaviors, and access to and utilization of area health services. Data collected through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey which surveys Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties every other year.
For information on the ID and password needed to access the website, validated Villanova users may download this document.
Complete data sets of the Survey for the following years are available for download in SPSS format to users with a Villanova ID and password: HHS2008; HHS2010; HHS2012; HHS2015

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
Provides access to archived social science data and data-driven learning guides designed for the classroom. Includes information about data management and curation services available to member institutions. See Qualitative Data Repository for qualitative and multi-method data.
A free ICPSR account is required to download data. The account must be created on campus.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCO)
Indexes measurement instruments including information about questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, and tests in the health fields, psycho-social sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. Coverage extends back to 1985.

Health Literacy Tool Shed
Tools to measure health literacy.

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Offers indexing, abstracting, and selected full text of statistical publications from U.S. state and federal governments, business and research institutes, and international material from the UN, OECD, EU, etc. Some tables are available in GIF, XLS, CSV, and other formats.
ProQuest offers a help guide.

State Health Facts (Kaiser Family Foundation)
State and comparative statistics on health care.

CDC Wonder
A single point of access to a wide variety of reports and statistics on public health in the US.

National Center for Health Statistics
Statistical web portal for US public health statistics.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Vital Statistics of the United States

Philadelphia Vital Statistics Reports