Data Sources

Local Data

To locate local data consider these sources:
  • Hospitals
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Department
  • Schools
  • Department of Social Services

State/National Data

To locate state and/or national data consider these sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. Click here to learn more.

Alcohol Use
Smoking and Tobacco
And more

National Center for Health Statistics

Child Trends
Child Trends is the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families. Child Trends improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.

Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Overdose, Abuse, and Dependence in the United States, 2013
It is important to understand the magnitude and distribution of the economic burden of prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence to inform clinical practice, research, and other decision makers. Decision makers choosing approaches to address this epidemic need cost information to evaluate the cost effectiveness of their choices. Click here to read more.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia
From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this site can be used to identify trends in alcohol related crash fatalities by county.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. Click here to learn more.

National Poison Data System
NPDS has more than 62 million exposure case records and product-specific data about more than 420,000 products going back to 1983. Case data are continually uploaded to NPDS from all AAPCC member poison centers currently every eight minutes, providing a near real-time snapshot of poisoning conditions nationwide.

North Carolina Court System
Statistical Information on a variety of issues can be accessed from this section. The statistics pages include data on special interest topics as well as trial court caseload data. You can also access summary information about court operations through links to the Annual Report, Quick Facts, and Statistical and Operational Summary.

Impaired Driving Charges

North Carolina Health and Human Services- Chronic Disease and Injury Section
The N.C. Division of Public Health’s Chronic Disease and Injury Section, along with local health departments and other partners, works to reduce death and disabilities related to chronic disease and injury.

North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch
The North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch works to improve the health of North Carolina residents by promoting smoke-free environments and tobacco-free lifestyles. Click here to learn more.

Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Surveillance Unit
The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Surveillance Unit maintains statewide injury and violence related surveillance by providing emergency department, hospital discharge, and mortality data to monitor the incidence of and risk factors for fatal and nonfatal injury.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV infection), alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and inadequate physical activity.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Surveillance Unit compiles and analyzes BRFSS data related to injury and violence. Drinking and driving, seatbelt usage, falls and firearms are injury topics covered by the BRFSS survey.

North Carolina Health and Human Services-  Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
Providing quality support to achieve self-determination for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and quality services to promote treatment and recovery for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Prescription Rates by County


North Carolina Healthy Schools
NC Healthy Schools focuses on improving the health of students and staff by providing coordination and resources within the context of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.

North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
In the spring of every odd numbered year, NC Healthy Schools implements a statewide Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The NC YRBS helps assess behaviors in youth that impact their health now and in the future. Topics include violence, personal safety, physical activity, nutrition, mental health, tobacco, drugs and alcohol, protective factors and sexual behavior questions (for high school students only).

North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool
The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is North Carolina’s statewide syndromic surveillance system. NC DETECT was created by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) in 2004 in collaboration with the Carolina Center for Health Informatics (CCHI) in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine to address the need for early event detection and timely public health surveillance in North Carolina using a variety of secondary data sources.

North Carolina School Report Cards
Report Cards are provided for all public, charter, and alternative schools in operation during the 2014-15 school year here. District information is also included.

Public Schools of North Carolina
The Data and Statistics section provides information about the “how” and “why” public school data are collected and links to required reports. Additionally, this site provides a master schedule of all recurring annual data collections and reporting required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) is an important component of the President’s National Drug Control Strategy which provides additional federal resources to those areas to help eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences. Click here to learn more.

Store Mapper North Carolina
Use this site to find and display local retailer data.

Store Mapper North Carolina- Alcohol
Alcohol retailer data

Store Mapper North Carolina-Tobacco
              Tobacco retailer data.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Click here to learn more.

2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
This national report summarizes key findings from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Click here to view the report.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse and mental disorders in the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population, age 12 and older. The survey generates estimates at the National, state, and substate levels.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and RTI International are proud to launch the redesigned SAMHDA website with new designs, streamlined menus, and simplified navigation. They want to offer their users an easy way to get to the data they need for their analyses.

Trust for America’s Health
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Click here to learn more.

Key Health Data About North Carolina
This site contains information regarding key health indicators, public health preparedness, and public health funding indicators.