There is such a huge range of data sources, it can be really hard to know where to start. Here are a few suggestions for good starting points. Look through the other tabs in this guide for more thorough lists of data sources in each area.
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Data about people in the U.S., eg. race/ethnicity, income, national origin..
Start with American FactFinder's Guided Search from the U.S. Census
National data about health in the U.S., including infectious diseases, substance abuse and violence:
State-level data about the health of the U.S. population:
Available data categories are:
New York City health data:
There are different data sets available. Look through the list for the one that fits your information need.
Global health statistics on communicable diseases, health coverage, access to clean water and more: