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Data Resources for Local Planning

Brief Description of Data Sources and Web site Information

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random telephone survey of state residents aged 18 and older in households with telephones. BRFSS interviews are conducted monthly and data are analyzed annually (on a calendar-year basis).

National Core Indicators

Includes performance indicators on consumer, family, systemic, cost, and health and safety issues for consumers with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.

North Carolina Action for Children

The Children’s data card, features tables and charts specific to each county in North Carolina on more than 30 child well-being indicators.

North Carolina Administrative Office of the Court

The NC Court system provides statistics on this site that include DWI and other criminal charges and convictions data.

North Carolina Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce’s North Carolina Economic Development Intelligence System (EDIS) online database is a portal to analytical, statistical and mapping tools to aid your strategic economic development activities.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety (Office of Rehabilitative Programs and Services)

The Office of Rehabilitative Programs and Services provides research, planning, program development and decision support services to staff in the Department of Public Safety so they can make informed policy and operational decisions. 

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

The Data and Statistics Section provides information about the "how" and "why" public school data are collected and links to required reports.

North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Service

The Division of Aging and Adult Services provides a “data resource table” which outlines demographic information, state and federal legislative cites, planning or evaluation tools, and datasets for public use. 

North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance

The Division of Medical Assistance provides county level profiles of Medicaid “paid claims” data on clients receiving services through the Division of Medical Assistance. 

North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

The Division of MH/DD/SAS provides a variety of County/LME/Provider level data on consumers and families who receive Mental Health, Developmental Disability, and Substance Abuse Services.

North Carolina Division of Social Services

Foster Care and Work First data--

The Division of Social Services provides county level Child Support, Child Welfare (Foster Care and Child Maltreatment), Food and Nutrition Services and Work First data for public use. 

North Carolina Health Professions Data System

The HPDS was designed to collect and disseminate timely and reliable data on selected licensed health professionals in North Carolina.

North Carolina Rural Center Data Bank

The Rural Data Bank is North Carolina's leading source of information on rural people, communities and the rural economy.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

SCHS is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics.  

North Carolina State Data Center

Primarily responsible for generating population estimates and projections for the State of North Carolina, based on United States Census projections. 

The annual estimates of the population of North Carolina counties and municipalities are used in the distribution of state shared revenues to local governments.

North Carolina State Epidemiological Profile of Substance Abuse Consequences and Consumption Patterns

The North Carolina State Epidemiology Profile is a reference document for substance abuse prevention planners.  The profile summarizes the nature and magnitude of substance abuse consequences and related consumption patterns in North Carolina. 

Office of Applied Statistics

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Applied Studies provides national estimates on substance abuse and mental health problems.

As of 2001, state-level estimates are also now available, including maps showing the prevalence ranks by States.  See 2001 State Estimates of Substance Use and Serious Mental Illness. The latest available national data on serious mental problems are for 2005 and the latest State level data are for 2005. 

United States Census Bureau

The Census Bureau is under the United States Department of Commerce and its role is to collect statistics about the nation, its people, and economy.



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