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Data and Statistics Links

  • Action for Healthy Kids – What’s Happening in Florida
    Click on Florida for baseline information regarding key nutrition and physical activity areas. Information on other states is also available. Data on this site were compiled by the Council of Chief State School Officers with support from the National Dairy Council.
  • The Center for the Study of Children's Futures (CSCF)
    Located at the University of South Florida, the Center is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of Florida's children through data, research, analysis, and community involvement. The Florida KIDS COUNT project is one of the activities in the Center.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Youth Online
    Lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991-present. Data from high school and middle school surveys are included. You can filter and sort on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, grade, or site, create customized tables and graphs, and perform statistical tests by site and health topic.
  • The Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI)
    A measure of trends over time in the quality of life or well-being of America’s children and young people. The Project is supported by grants from the Foundation for Child Development.
  • Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    Offers access to statistics and reports on children and families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
  • Florida Department of Education, Education Information & Accountability Services
    Contact information for access to Florida educational data.
  • Florida Department of Health, Health Statistics Web Page
    Contains Florida health data in the form of charts, reports, and vital statistics.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts Online
    Contains tables, rankings, and graphs covering such topics as health status, health coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, women’s health, minority health, and HIV/AIDS. Click on the map for individual state data.
  • Kids Count State-Level Data Online
    Contains state-level data of over 75 measures of child well-being. Use the Profiles by State search window to return results for Florida. Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    Data is collected from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing. NCHS is a key element of our national public health infrastructure, providing important surveillance information that helps identify and address critical health problems. The site is designed to provide quick and easy access to the wide range of information and data. It links to additional sources of health information and provides a way to query electronically to obtain answers to specific questions.
  • National Forum on Education Statistics
    A good source for general U.S. educational data. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
  • National Survey of Children’s Health
    The site project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, the National and State Profiles page lets you compare Florida to other states, regions, or nationally with regard to Child Health Indicator Profile, Healthy People 1010 Profile, demographic profile, or chartbook state profile.
  • School-aged Child and Adolescent Profile
    From the Florida Department of Health, this data source provides a county-level overview of the wellbeing of Florida’s youth including high risk behaviors, injuries and violence, social-emotional development, school and social environment, and access to care. The Profile was developed in collaboration with the Florida Departments of Education, Juvenile Justice, Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, Children and Families, and the Agency for Health Care Administration.
  • School Health Profiles
    A link to the biennial Profiles reports. DOE Office of Healthy Schools provides coordination and oversight of this survey.
  • SHPPS: School Health Policies and Programs Study
    A national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was conducted in 1994 and 2000, and was most recently conducted in 2006. Click on State Report Cards to access Florida information. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    A link to the biannual YRBS reports. The Florida Departments of Health and Education provide organizational structure and processes for the survey and collection of information for the YRBS.