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What 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 Prevention.

From the list below, select six likely types of health information that might be available for a community. Then click on the View Correct Selections link below to check your answers.

Birth certificates

Preschool enrollment rosters

Birth defects registries

Fetal death reports

View Correct Selections

Marriage license applications

Death certificates

Disease registries

Cancer registries

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