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Below are some common datasets which have been made publicly available for use by public health professionals and researchers.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The BRFSS has been tracking health conditions and risk behaviors on a yearly basis since 1984.

CDC National Surveys

The CDC makes available a range of datasets from many national surveys, including NHANES, NHCS, NVSS, NSFG, NHIS, NIS, LSOA, and SLAITS.

Connecticut Mortality Tables

Mortality and YPLL tables are available from 1999 and include state and local data.

Connecticut Tumor Registry

The CT Tumor Registry is a population based resource for tracking cancer incidence in Connecticut.

Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard

The Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard displays in a simple visual format, how the residents of Connecticut are faring in health improvement target areas such as heart disease, obesity, obtaining vaccinations, exposure to environmental risks, and many more as identified in Healthy Connecticut 2020 State Health Improvement Plan

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

ICPSR contains a searchable database of datasets, including national, state and local surveys.

Monitoring the Future

The Monitoring the Future survey collects data on the behaviors, attitudes and values of American secondary school and college students.

Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results

SEER provides information on cancer statistics for the U.S.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

NSDUH provides national and state level data regarding tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use.

U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau provides actual U.S. population demographics as well as estimates from 1900 to 2050.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

 The YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.

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