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Calculations

Overview

PeriStats is a database-driven Web site that aggregates data from multiple government agencies and organizations, including:

  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
  • National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), DHHS
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • National Governors Association (NGA)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • March of Dimes

A primary goal of the web site is to present health indicators that are comparable across the entire United States, and when possible to show these indicators at the state, county and city level. The majority of the health indicators on PeriStats are calculated by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center using data obtained electronically from the source agency. Those data not calculated directly by the Perinatal Data Center are obtained directly from the source agency or their publications.