Minority Health Project
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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted a large portion of the national databases. Most of the CDC databases are surveillance databases. Almost a quarter of the CDC databases are on the subject of occupationally related disease, disability, and mortality. This includes databases specific to agricultural and coal workers, and hazardous and toxic substance exposures. The CDC has submitted a diverse set of additional databases. There are two or more databases available on the following: birth defects (stratified by race), HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases. There are additional databases on the following: 1) infant mortality, 2) lead poisoning, 3) developmental disabilities, 4) cigarette smoking, 5) safety of female sterilizations, 6) children's' lower respiratory tract illness, 7) Reyes syndrome, 8) hepatitis, 9) human papillomavirus and other diseases in Alaskan Native Women, and 10) diarrheal deaths. There are also strict surveillance databases on, 1) pediatric nutrition, 2) national morbidity and mortality, and 3) national disease incidence, and 4) alcohol, smoking, seat belt use, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity.

The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics has included databases on important common national health and lifestyle information. These surveillance databases are: 1) natality, 2) mortality, 3) fetal death, 4) linked birth and infant death, 5) marriage, 6) divorce, 7) amount, distribution, and effect of illness and disability in the USA, 8) hospital discharge, 9) ambulatory medical care, 10) nursing homes, and 11) aging. Also included in the National Center for Health Statistics database are studies done on: 1) maternal and infant health (Blacks oversampled), 2) nutritional health (Blacks and Mexican Americans oversampled), 3) Hispanic health and nutrition, and 4) family growth (Blacks oversampled).

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