Are Health Outcome Data?
Types of Data
National, state, and local health agencies often collect and maintain
statistical data on diseases (health outcomes) or on the health status
of a defined group of people. For instance, records about births and deaths
are usually found at local or state agencies. Many states maintain data
on birth defects and on cancer. Some information is also available from
national health agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and
Some information on the health of people in a community might be available
from the following sources.
Birth defects registries
Fetal death reports