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HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe 2015

The 2015 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report, HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe provides information on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in EU/EEA and WHO European Region countries. Surveillance data presented comes from the European Surveillance System (TESSy) and the Russian Federal Scientific and Methodological Centre for Prevention and Control of AIDS.

United Kingdom - Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014-2015 - Scottish Government

Conducted by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a survey of adults over the age of 16 on their experiences and attitudes regarding crime, the police, and the justice system.

The SCJS for 2014-2015 is comprised of 11,472 household interviews of Scottish residents.

The SCJS includes data on the types of crimes committed in Scotland, the incidence of crimes, the characteristics of persons effected or are the victims of crime, and the public perception of crime. Additionally the SCJS includes information on crime that has not been reported to or captured in police crime statistics.

The core sample of the 2014-2015 survey participants was 11,493. The response rate was 63.8%. The survey was conducted with both interviews and self-completion questionnaires.

Australia Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers 2012-2013

The Australia Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers (SDAC) 2012-2013 collected detailed information on people with disabilities, people ages 65 and older, and caregivers for older people and people with disabilities.

The sample covered people from all states and territories in 27,400 private households, 500 non-private dwellings, and 1,000 care accommodation establishments such as hospitals or nursing homes. A total of 68,802 people for the household component and 10,362 people for the care accommodation component were included in the sample. 

The questionnaire included topics such as chronic health conditions, help required for people with disabilities, use of aids and equipment, access to computers and the Internet, social inclusion, labor force participation, type of care provided, homelessness, the types of care provided, and the effects of the caring role on everyday life.

Mexico National Survey of Health Spending 2008

The Mexico National Survey of Health Spending 2008 was undertaken to collect and disseminate information on health spending at the federal and state level, especially regarding private contributions to health expenditures. The survey aimed to investigate how the health sector was financed, which health components consumed more resources, and which kinds of goods and services were offered.

Out of a national sample of 43,690 households, a total of 40,112 households and 138,662 individuals were successfully interviewed in 339 municipalities nationwide.

Topics covered in the questionnaire included: sociodemographic characteristics, morbidity, health expenditures broken down by specific services and health conditions, services utilized, and drug purchases.

Indonesia Family Life Survey East 2012

The Indonesia Family Life Survey East (IFLS East) 2012 was based on the Indonesia Family Life Survey, which began in 1993, covered only 13 provinces of the country, and excluded the eastern portion. The IFL East survey collected data from seven provinces in eastern Indonesia.

The IFLS East successfully interviewed 10,759 individuals, 2,547 households, 99 communities (enumeration areas), and health and education facilities in each community. Height/weight measurements and biochemical markers were collected from 9,929 individuals.

The main topics covered for the household and individual questionnaire were: basic sociodemographic characteristics, household consumption and assets, employment, health status, and health care use. The community questionnaire covered epidemics and natural disasters, average wage rates, road conditions, the environment, and electric services. The facility component collected data on the quality, availability, and prices of health and education services.

Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Covariates 1980-2015

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors at the global, regional, national, territorial, and, for a subset of countries, subnational level.

Covariates, which are independent variables with a positive or negative relationship to GBD diseases and conditions, are used to inform the estimation process in all models of the GBD study. Types of covariates used include socioeconomic, demographic, health system access, climate, and food consumption. This dataset contains data for 296 covariates for 195 countries and territories, plus 4 United Kingdom subnational units for 1980-2015 used in the GBD 2015 study. Data files are available to download at this location. Please note that data for England is not included for some covariates.

Ghana Child Verbal Autopsy Study 2008

The Ghana Child Verbal Autopsy Study 2008 is a follow up survey to the 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). The objective of the verbal autopsy study was to gather cause of death information for children under five through interviews with a subsample of households that had reported a child death during the 2008 Ghana DHS.

Brazil - São Paulo Health Survey 2008-2009

The São Paulo Health Survey (ISA) was first conducted in 2003, and again in 2008 and 2014, by the city's Municipal Health Department in collaboration with researchers from the University of São Paulo and a few other local institutions. The ISA is intended to produce information and knowledge on the health status, living conditions, lifestyle, and health care utilization of the urban population. Survey topics include socioeconomic characteristics, nutritional status, maternal and child health, health care use, preventive examinations, and health care spending. Informed by a probablisitic stratified sample design, the survey collected data via direct interview from a representative of each private household sampled. For the 2008 survey, 3,271 people were interviewed.

Belgium Health Interview Survey 2013

The Belgium Health Interview Survey 2013 collected health information from about 10,000 individuals across Belgium. The survey was subnationally representative for all three regions and their provinces, with the sample split nearly equally between regions: Flemish region (3500 participants), Brussels region (3500 participants), and Walloon region (3500 participants). Two questionnaires were used: a face-to-face interview questionnaire, and a self-completed questionnaire; household information was also collected at the time of the face-to-face interview. The sample was drawn from the National Register; all households were eligible except for those living in institutions.

Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Swaziland Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2014 is part of MICS5, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the 2014 Swaziland MICS, 4,762 women ages 15-49 and 1,459 men ages 15-59 were successfully interviewed from 4,865 households. Additionally, 2,728 questionnaires for children under five were completed.

Palestine Nutrition Survey 2002

The Palestine Nutrition Survey 2002 collected information about the nutritional status of children ages 6-59 months in 5,228 households (2,994 in the West Bank and 2,234 in the Gaza Strip). The sample for the 2002 Nutrition Survey was drawn from the sample of the Health Survey conducted in 2000. In addition to health information such as health care access and use, chronic conditions, micronutrient supplementation, and breastfeeding and early feeding practices, interviewers collected contextual information on household assets, income, and housing characteristics. Hemoglobin tests were conducted for consenting mothers and children, and anthropometric measurements were collected for all children. 

The Nutrition Survey 2002 may be purchased from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS); a report is also available to download from the PCBS

United States Personal Health Care and Public Health Spending 1996-2013

IHME research produced estimates for US health care spending by age, sex, condition, and type of care from 1996 to 2013. Government budgets, insurance claims, facility surveys, household surveys, and official US records for the period were collected and combined. In total, 183 sources of data were used to estimate spending for 155 conditions (including cancer, which was disaggregated into 29 conditions), and 38 age and sex groups. For each record, spending was extracted, along with the age and sex of the patient, and the type of care. Study results were published in JAMA in December 2016 in “US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health, 1996-2013.”

United States Mortality Rates by County 1980-2014 File icon

IHME research applied a novel methodology to death registration data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) in order to estimate annual county-level mortality rates for 21 mutually exclusive causes of death. This dataset provides estimates for cause-specific age-standardized mortality rates at the county level for each state, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole for 1980-2014 (quinquennial), as well as the changes in rates during this period. Also included are data on the 10 counties with the highest and lowest mortality rates for each cause in 2014. Study results were published in JAMA in December 2016 in "US county-level trends in mortality rates for major causes of death, 1980–2014."

United States Children's Personal Health Care Spending 1996-2013

IHME research produced estimates on US health care spending by age, sex, condition, and type of care, from 1996 through 2013, for children and adolescents ages 19 years and younger. Government budgets, insurance claims, facility surveys, household surveys, and official US records for the period were collected and combined. In total, 183 sources of data were used to estimate spending for 155 conditions. For each record, spending was extracted, along with the age and sex of the patient, and the type of care. Study results were published in JAMA Pediatrics in December 2016 in “Spending on Children’s Personal Health Care in the United States, 1996-2013.”

United States Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2010-2011

The United States National ALS Registry, implemented in 2009, uses four existing national databases as a basis to determine ALS prevalence: Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health Administration, and Veterans Benefits Administration databases. A web portal launched in 2010 also collects risk factor data and allows self-registration. This report covers 12,187 people registered during the period from October 2010 to December 2011, finding a prevalence within the general United States population of 3.9/100,000. Incidence is not included in this report, as some registrations are missing the date of diagnosis.

Trinidad and Tobago Population and Housing Census 2011

The 2011 Trinidad and Tobago population and housing census collected data through face to face interviews on the subjects of internal and international migration, education, marital status, fertility, disability, chronic illness, economic activity, and information and communication technology. The census was originally scheduled for May 16th - June 30th 2010, but was postponed before the legal authority for the conduct of the census was passed. It was conducted as part of the CARICOM Secretariat’s regionally coordinated approach to census taking for the 2010 Round. A pilot survey in Trinidad was conducted from August 17th - 31st, and in Tobago from August 31st - September 14th, 2011. The national population for Trinidad and Tobago in 2011 was enumerated at 1,332,901.

United States Second Longitudinal Study of Aging 1994-2000, Wave 2 1997-1998 - ICPSR

The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) is a nationally representative longitudinal follow up study to the 1994 Second Supplement on Aging (SOA II). The LSOA II collected data on a cohort of 9,447 participants age 70 and over from 1994-2000. The LSOA II survey is part of the Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOAs) project. The LSOAs project was designed to track two cohorts of men and women ages 70 and over on changes in health status, physical functioning, and health care use over time. In addition to the LSOA II survivor and decedent interviews for Waves 2 and 3, the LSOA II includes select variables from the following 1994 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS): NHIS core questionnaire, family resources supplement, NHIS-D phase I, and the second supplement on aging. Data collection for Wave 2 of the LSOA II took place from 1997-1998.

Guatemala Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015

The Guatemala Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization.

Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Nepal Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2014 is part of MICS5, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning, and HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the Nepal 2014 MICS, 14,162 women ages 15-49 from 14,162 households were successfully interviewed. Additionally, 5,349 questionnaires for children under five years of age were completed and 1,492 water quality tests were conducted.

Somalia - Somaliland Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

The Somalia - Somaliland Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011 was conducted as part of Round 4 of the MICS series at the same time as the Northeast Zone 2011 MICS. A variety of topics regarding child and women's health were included in the survey. The household survey also covered indoor residual spraying, and use and ownership of insecticide-treated bednets. A response rate of 98.4% was achieved, with a total of 4,820 households successfully interviewed. Questionnaires were completed for 5,865 women ages 15 - 49 years, and for 4,672 children under the age of 5 years. The survey is designed to be representative of the whole of Somaliland, regions within somaliland, urban and rural sedentary areas, and the rural nomadic populations.

Uruguay Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2012-2013

The Uruguay Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2012-2013 is part of MICS4, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the 2012-2013 Uruguay MICS, 2,753 women ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 3,568 households. Additionally, 1,599 questionnaires for children under 5 were completed.

Guinea-Bissau Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey 2014

The Guinea-Bissau Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2014 is part of MICS5, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. 10,234 women and 4,232 men ages 15-49 from 6,601 households were successfully interviewed. 7,573 questionnaires for children under five were completed.

United Kingdom Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children 1990-2003 - UK Data Service

The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC, or the "Children of the 90s' study") is an ongoing longitudinal study of children born to mothers in the Avon Health Authority area between April 1991 and December 1992. Information on the children's health and physical and social environments were collected regularly through questionnaires completed by the children's mothers, mother's partners, as well as the children themselves. Data was also collected through biological samples and measurements, medical records, and educational records. 

The social science sampler datasets available from the UK Data Service are based on data collected between 1990 and 2003 only, and cover household, neighborhood, socioeconomic and employment information, as well as the children's height. More recent data and additional variables may be available through a request at the ALSPAC website.

Mongolia Statistical Yearbook 2004

This statistical yearbook is a collection of information gathered from the data of multiple ministries within Mongolia. Broad subjects covered include economics, population, infrastructure, agriculture, industry, foreign and domestic trade, crime, nature and landscape, and health and social programs. In regard to health, there is information about the number and type of institutions, beds within types of institutions, and employees. Medical professionals such as physicians, pharmacists, and other professional staff are enumerated by region and by patient ratio. There are also tabulations for number of patients hospitalized and those registered with infectious diseases. Of particular interest is an enumeration of the number of people with disabilities, the type of disability, whether it's congenital or from later onset, and five year breakdowns in age and by gender.

India National Health Profile 2007

The India National Health Profile, published annually, is a compilation of national and state health statistics. The NHP includes demograhpic, socioeconomic, health status, health finance, and health infrastructure indicators at the national and state levels. NHP 2007 also includes health legislation, key findings from the National Family Health Survey (2005-2006), recommendations on strengthening health information systems and implementing ICD-10, epidemiological surveillance, and vaccine production, among other relevant health information for the year 2007.

Projection data are given for population through 2016 and birth rates, death rates, and life expectancy through 2025. Trends in population are given for 1901-2001 and trends in health expenditures for 1950-2004. Vital statistics, education, housing conditions, reproductive health, and immunization data are presented in tables by rate and percentage of the total.

Pakistan - Sindh Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Sindh Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2014 is part of MICS5, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the 2014 Sindh, Pakistan MICS, 26,647 women ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 17,014 households. Additionally, 16,605 questionnaires for children under five were completed. For children under 2, immunization information was collected from health facility records. Water quality tests were conducted for 1,758 households for E. coli, arsenic, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), iron, nitrate-nitrogen, fluoride and hardness.

Serbia National Health Survey 2013

The Serbia National Health Survey 2013 aimed to obtain a description of the health status of the Serbian population at the regional, and national levels for year 2013. However, the regions of Kosovo and Metohija were excluded from data collection. The survey collected data through interviews, anthropometric measurements, and blood exams for children age 7-14 and adults 15 and older. A household, a face-to-face, and a self-administered questionnaire were utilized to collect data on socioeconomic health determinants, lifestyle, health status, and utilization of health care. The Eurostat Health Survey- National Representative Probability Sample was used to select the survey sample. The Eurostat Health Interview Survey methodology was followed to facilitate the comparison of results with those of other countries in the region. This is the third round of the survey in Serbia.

India Study on Causes of Death by Verbal Autopsy 2003

The Causes of Death by Verbal Autopsy Study used verbal autopsy methods to explore the causes of death in five Indian states during 2003. The five states - Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu - were chosen based on their representation of different regions of India.

The verbal autopsy instrument had five components used to ascertain information about infant, child, adult, and maternal mortality. Causes of death were determined according to ICD-10 codes and assigned by physicians. Tabulations display data by age group, region, and cause group.

Turkey Salt Consumption and Blood Pressure Study 2007

The Study of Salt Consumption and Blood Pressure in Turkey (SALTURK) evaluated the daily salt intake and blood pressure of a sample of 1,970 participants over the age of 18. In addition to a questionnaire, participants provided demographic information, a medical history, and were measured for weight, height, blood pressure, urine volume, and body mass index. Participants were excluded based on pregnancy, diuretic usage, fasting for 24-hours prior to eligibility interview, existing hypertension diagnosis, and use of antihypertensive medication; a total of 816 participants were ultimately part of the core study population.

United States National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2014

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2014 is part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) survey series. The NSDUH collected information on individuals in the United States age 12 and over by audio computer assisted self-interview (ACASI), computer assisted personal interview (CAPI) and computer assisted self-interview (CASI). The 2014 NSDUH includes questions on demographics, income, access to and use of health services, behaviors related to alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug use and non-medical use of prescription drugs. The survey also includes questions on mental health symptoms from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders. Additionally, respondents ages 12-17 were targeted for specific questions about social influences and attitudes on substance use. The total final sample size for the 2014 NSDUH was 67,901 interviews, with a weighted response rate of 71.20 percent.

Estonia Health Behavior Among the Adult Population 2014

The study Health Behavior among Estonian Adult Population has been conducted every two years since 1990. A sample of 5,000 Estonian residents ages 16-64 years were selected from the Population Register and sent a survey questionnaire through the mail. The questionnaire collected information on the participants' health status, use of health services and medications, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use, dietary habits, and demographic information. 

United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2014

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state conducted telephone survey. The BRFSS began in 1984 and gathers information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury. As of 2011, the BRFSS has collected information through both landline and cellular telephone surveys.

Data were collected in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands did not collect data in 2014. A list of data available by state and year is available on the BRFSS site.

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