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US Data

Below are links to IHME-produced US data resources.

US Health Map Data Visualization

Use the interactive map to explore health trends in the US at the county level.

US County Profiles

Profiles highlight performance of each US county in terms of mortality rates for select causes, life expectancy at birth, and prevalence of select risk factors.

GHDx Records

United States Cancer Mortality Rates by County 1980-2014

Results as appearing in JAMA

Indicators: Bladder cancer, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Colon and rectum cancers, Corpus uteri cancer, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Hodgkin lymphoma, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Leukemia, Liver cancer, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Mortality, Mouth cancer, Multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pancreas cancer, Pharynx cancers, Prostate cancer, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers

Related publication: Trends and patterns of disparities in cancer mortality among US counties, 1980-2014

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United States Mortality Rates by County 1980-2014

Results as appearing in JAMA

Indicators: Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Digestive diseases, Infant mortality, Infectious diseases, Intentional injuries, Maternal conditions, Maternal mortality, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neonatal conditions, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Nutritional deficiencies, Road traffic injuries, Unintentional injuries

Related publication: US county-level trends in mortality rates for major causes of death, 1980–2014

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United States Diabetes Prevalence by County 1999-2012

Results as appearing in Diabetes Care

Indicators: Diabetes

Related publication: Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes prevalence by county in the US, 1999–2012

       Files available for download: United States Diabetes Prevalence by County 1999-2012

United States Alcohol Use Prevalence by County 2002-2012

Results appearing in the American Journal of Public Health

Indicators: Alcohol use

Related publication: Drinking patterns in US counties from 2002 to 2012

Files available for download: IHME United States Alcohol Use Prevalence by County 2002-2012: National;
IHME United States Alcohol Use Prevalence by County 2002-2012: Top 10 and Bottom 10 Counties

United States Smoking Prevalence by County 1996-2012

Results as appearing in Population Health Metrics

Indicators: Tobacco use

Related publication: Cigarette smoking prevalence in US counties: 1996-2012

Files available for download: IHME results for smoking prevalence and annualized rate of change by county for years 1996-2012

United States Physical Activity and Obesity Prevalence by County 2001-2011

Results as appearing in Population Health Metrics

Indicators: Obesity, Physical activity

Related publication: Prevalence of physical activity and obesity in US counties, 2001-2011: a road map for action

Files available for download: US Physical Activity and Obesity Prevalence by County 2001-2011

United States Life Expectancy Estimates by County 1985-2010

Results as appearing in Population Health Metrics

Indicators: Life expectancy

Related publication: Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985-2010

Files available for download: US Life Expectancy by County 1985-2010

United States Global Burden of Disease Results 1990-2010

Results as appearing in JAMA

Indicators: Causes of death, DALYs, YLDs, YLLs

Related publication: The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors

Files available for download: Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) - United States Results by Cause; Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) - United States Results by Risk Factor

United States Hypertension Estimates by County 2001-2009

Results as appearing in PLoS ONE

Indicators: Drug consumption, Hypertension, Prescriptions, Prevalence, Race

Related publication: Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in United States counties, 2001-2009

Files available for download: United States Hypertension Estimates by County 2001-2009

United States Estimates of Weight Change and Obesity Prevalence 2008-2009

Results as appearing in Preventive Medicine

Indicators: Obesity, Weight, Weight change

Related publication: In denial: misperceptions of weight change among adults in the United States

Files available for download: IHME United States Weight Change and Obesity Prevalence 2008-2009

United States Diabetes Prevalence by County 2008

Results as appearing in Population Health Metrics

Indicators: Diabetes

Related publication: A novel framework for validating and applying standardized small area measurement strategies

Files available for download: IHME United States Diabetes Prevalence by County 2008

United States Adult Life Expectancy by County 1987-2007

Results as appearing in Population Health Metrics

Indicators: Life expectancy

Related publication: Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context

Files available for download: IHME United States Life Expectancy by County 1987-2007

United States Hearing Loss Prevalence 1976-2006

Results as appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology

Indicators: Hearing loss

Related publication: Tracking population health based on self-reported impairments: trends in the prevalence of hearing loss in US adults, 1976-2006

        Files available for download: IHME United States Hearing Loss Prevalence 1976-2006

High Cholesterol Survey Review for 8 Countries

Results as appearing in The Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Indicators: Cholesterol

Related publication: High total serum cholesterol, medication coverage and therapeutic control: an analysis of national health examination survey data from eight countries

Files available for download: IHME Eight Country High Cholesterol Survey Review 1998-2007