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The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

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URL: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/Default.htm All Users

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A database of 24,619 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International, US

URL: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/ All Users

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The Census Bureau collects data on fertility in several of its surveys.

An historical perspective showing the cumulative fertility experience of women to date is available in the June Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is collected every 2 years. The CPS data are collected from two survey questions asked of women 15 to 44 years old: (1) "How many children have you ever had?" and (2) "What is the date of birth of your last child?"

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) includes a Fertility History Topical Module, with detailed questions about fertility of American women and men, children ever born, mothers’ participation in the labor force, and maternity leave. The SIPP has the most detailed information on fertility and it is collected intermittently.

The current fertility experiences of women with a birth in the last year are shown based on data collected from the American Community Survey at the national and state level collected annually. The ACS fertility data are from a single survey question asked of women 15 to 50 years old: "Has this person given birth to any children in the past 12 months?" Some of the tables provide detail by age and/or race. Tables from the American Community Survey (ACS) are available at various levels of geography.

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.census.gov/topics/health/fertility.html All Users

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Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.gapminder.org/data/ All Users

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The portal is intended to be used by Government of Ghana Ministries/ Departments their organizations to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use. The objective of the initiative includes promoting transparency in Government transactions and creating business opportunity for reuse of open government data. The initiative Involves rethinking governance and how administrations should adapt their procedures to meet the demands and necessities of their citizens.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://data.gov.gh/ All Users

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Global Barometer Surveys (GBS) is the first comprehensive effort to measure, at a mass level, the current social, political, and economic atmosphere around the world.

This project represents the largest, most careful and systematic comparative survey of attitudes and values toward politics, power, reform, democracy and citizens' political actions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arabic region. It is based on a common module of questions contained in regional barometer surveys;  for additional regional-specific questions, see the original surveys at www.afrobarometer.orgwww.arabbarometer.orgwww.asianbarometer.org and www.latinobarometro.org.
 

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Type: Microdata, Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://www.globalbarometer.net/ All Users

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In 2011, GlobalNews.ca dramatically increased the number of requests made across Canada under Freedom of Information laws.

Moving forward, we will be releasing more articles and interactive features based on analysis of this data. We see this type of journalism as an important public service. So we're happy to confirm that we're 'open-sourcing' the data used to create our reports. As much as possible, one to two days after publication, we'll make the datasets we used available here.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada

URL: http://globalnews.ca/tag/open-data/ All Users

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Dataset Search enables users to find data sets stored across the web by way of a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the web, making these data sets universally accessible and useful.

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Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch All Users

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The historic estimates produced by Google Flu Trends and Google Dengue Trends are available. It is still early days for nowcasting and similar tools for understanding the spread of diseases like flu and dengue – we're excited to see what comes next. Academic research groups interested in working with us should fill out this form.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://www.google.org/flutrends/about/ All Users

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The Google Public Data Explorer makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory All Users

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 OpenNWT is an initiative working to make government more open and accountable. While information published by governments is, for the most part, in the public domain, it is often hard to use, analyse or even find. As a result of this, we’ve decided to do what we can to take bits of information that we think are buried or difficult to use and create information portals to them.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.opennwt.ca/ All Users

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The Groningen Growth and Development Centre was founded in 1992 within the Economics Department of the University of Groningen by a group of researchers working on comparative analysis of levels of economic performance and differences in growth rates. The activities of the Centre are primarily in the field of research. This research is largely based on a range of comprehensive databases on indicators of growth and development that the Centre compiles and maintains on a regular basis. The participants of the Centre publish papers, articles and books often linked to these databases.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.rug.nl/research/ggdc/ All Users

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The History of the Federal Electoral Ridings since 1867 is a unique electronic resource that provides information on the electoral history of Canada since Confederation. Included you will find the names of all the candidates to all the federal elections as well as a description of all the ridings. Users can search by riding name, name of a candidate, political party, general election, and by-election, or even do a full text search on the description of a riding. The use of "see" references at the beginning and at the end of the description of the riding allows users to follow the history of a riding throughout the changes made to its boundaries.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/FederalRidingsHistory/HFER.asp All Users

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HHS and the Institute of Medicine have launched a national initiative to help consumers and communities get more value out of the Nation’s wealth of health data.  Activities under the Health Data Initiative include the liberation of data, connecting data producers to IT developers, the Health Data Initiative Forum and support of the Health Data Affiliates.

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Type: Open Data

Country: US

URL: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/what-we-do/health-data/ All Users

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Santéscope is an internet tool that facilitates access to information on the health and well being of the Quebec population. Health data are presented from three different perspectives.

A first set of analysis presents time comparisons for Quebec with an emphasis on socioeconomic health disparities, rural versus urban settings and geographic disparities at local and regional levels.

A second set of analysis contrasts Québec with the Canadian provinces, the 50 American states and with OECD countries and France in particular.

Finally, Santéscope presents detailed analyses of major health issues, and provides methodological tools and guides. Links to related publications are also provided.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www2.inspq.qc.ca/santescope/Default.asp?Lg=en All Users

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HHS provides open access to health information and health datasets generated or held by the U.S. government. This is a one-stop resource for the growing ecosystem of innovators who are turning our data into new applications, services, and insights that can help improve health.

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Type: Open Data

Country: US

URL: http://www.healthdata.gov/ All Users

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The HealthSTATS section of the health unit's website contains data and information for use by public health, hospitals, clinics, local governments, schools, other community agencies and the general public. In many cases, this information is used to help plan services to improve the health of our community.

HealthSTATS, provides information on the health of Simcoe Muskoka residents. HealthSTATS contains information on a variety of topics of public health importance and new content is added to the site on an ongoing basis. Availability of the data depends on the source of the information. In addition to the topic-based web pages, a number of Focus on HealthSTATS reports are available, which provide detailed information on specific health topics. Provincial data are used for comparative purposes where available and appropriate.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.simcoemuskokahealthstats.org/Home.aspx All Users

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This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most case, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/11-516-x1983001-eng.htm All Users

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<p>This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most case, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.</p>

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/11-516-x1983001-eng.htm All Users

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A Labour Force Survey is a standard household-based survey of work-related statistics. A number of countries and territories make their Labour Force Surveys available online. Access wide range of LFS statistics and meta-data through ILO's website.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/lfsurvey/lfsurvey.home All Users

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ILO’s central statistics database, ILOSTAT, is the primary source for cross-country statistics on the labour market. The database contains over 100 indicators covering more than 230 countries and economies.

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.ilo.org/global/statistics-and-databases/lang--en/index.htm All Users

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The Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) were developed by the IMF, together with the international community, with the aim of supporting macro prudential analysis and assessing strengths and vulnerabilities of financial systems.

The Statistics Department of the IMF, disseminates data and metadata on selected FSIs provided by participating countries.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://data.imf.org/?sk=9F855EAE-C765-405E-9C9A-A9DC2C1FEE47 All Users

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IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International

URL: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/listing/CA?detected=true All Users

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Income and GST/HST statistics from the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/menu-eng.html All Users

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IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

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Type: Microdata

Country: International

URL: https://international.ipums.org/international/ All Users

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IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

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Type: Microdata

Country: US

URL: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/ All Users

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WIPO cooperates with intellectual property (IP) offices from around the world to provide its stakeholders with up-to-date IP statistics. The Organization also publishes statistical reports on worldwide IP activity and on the use of WIPO-administered treaties in the protection of IP rights internationally. Reliable IP statistics are an important tool in understanding trends in business and technology and in the use of the IP system worldwide and across different countries.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.wipo.int/ipstats/en/ All Users

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An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster Users

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