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Note on database descriptions:

The descriptions below were for the most part supplied by the database providers and have undergone minimal editing. The TTUHSC Library of the Health Sciences guarantees neither the accuracy of these descriptions nor of the information found in the databases themselves. Inclusion of a database on this list does not imply endorsement of its contents by the Library.

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1990 Census
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)
Description: Data from Census 1990.
See also: American FactFinder
2000 Census
See: Census 2000 Gateway
2011 State Snapshots
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research (open access)
Description: "The State Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their State."

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About Texas
Source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission (open access)
Description: "Facts and information about the Lone Star State, as well as links to the various entities of Texas state government," organized in the following categories:
  • Business and Economics
  • Cities and Counties
  • Doing a Report on Texas
  • Education
  • Flags and Symbols
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Holidays
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Maps
  • Media
  • Newspapers
  • Officials and Notable Texans
  • Parks
  • Population
  • State Agency Publications
  • State and Federal Resources for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
About Texas : Population and Demographics
See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics
AFF
See: American FactFinder
American FactFinder
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)
Description: American FactFinder (AFF) is an online source for population, housing, economic and geographic data that presents the results from four key data programs.
Note: Click here for more information about American FactFinder.
See also: 1990 Census
See also: Census 2000 Gateway
See also: Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
ARCH
See: The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)
The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)
Source: TTUHSC Center Office of Rural and Community Health and TTU Dept. of Economics and Geography (open access)
Description: "The Atlas of Rural and Community Health provides an information resource about West Texas that highlights and compares the land, people, and economy of West Texas to the rest of the state.�� The goals of this project are to develop a predictive model for community resources required to meet health care needs of the rural elderly in West Texas."

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Census 2000 Gateway
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)
Description: Data from Census 2000.
See also: American FactFinder
See also: Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

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The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Source: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (open access)
Description: "For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians."
Note: Click here for more information about the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

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ePodunk : the power of place
Source: ePodunk (open access)
Description: "ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 46,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. Our listings also include geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America."
Note: "Profiling 46,000 cities, villages, towns, townships and podunks across America."
Note: Click here for more information about the ePodunk : the power of place.
See also: TTUHSC ePodunk Web page.

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Global health facts
See: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more
globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (open access)
Description: "GlobalHealthFacts.org, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIVAIDS [sic], tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses."
Note: Click here for more information about globalhealthfacts.org.
See also: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

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Kaiser Family Foundation global health facts
See: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more
Kaiser Family Foundation globalhealthfacts.org
See: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more
Kaiser Family Foundation state health facts
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data
Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data
Kaiser Family Foundation Texas: At-A-Glance
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (open access)
Description: "The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), as the Nation���s principal health statistics agency, provides access to a wide array of statistical information in many different formats."
Note: Click here for more information about the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Note: Also available in Spanish.
NCHS
See: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

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Office of the State Demographer
See: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer

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Podunk : the power of place
See: ePodunk : the power of place
POPLINE� (POPulation information onLINE)
Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs. Information & Knowledge for Optimal Health (INFO) Project via The INFO Project (open access)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM) (discontinued)
Note: Click here for more information on the availability of population information at NLM.
Description: "POPLINE� (POPulation information onLINE), the world's largest database on reproductive health, provides more than 300,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE has numerous special features including links to free, fulltext documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; and many abstracts in French and Spanish."
Note: Click here for more information about POPLINE�.
Population and Economic Detail for Cities, Counties, MSAs, and States
Source: Window on State Government (open access)
Description: Population and economic data from the U.S. Census organized as follows:
  • The States
  • Texas MSAs
  • Texas Counties
  • Texas Cities
Note: Window on State Government is the Web site of Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Population Data for Texas
See: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
Population Index
Source: Princeton University. Office of Population Research (open access)
Coverage: Vol. 52, no.1 (spring 1986)-v. 66, no. 1 (spring 2000).
Description: "Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000."
POPulation information onLINE
See: POPLINE� (POPulation information onLINE)

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RAND State Statistics
Source: RAND Corporation
Description: "RAND State Statistics contains nearly 400 Social Science databases and is made up of four sites, each with a specific geographic focus as indicated under Browse on the home page. RAND State Statistics contains nearly 200 databases that cover all 50 U.S. states ... RAND Texas contains the same 90 databases found on RAND State Statistics plus about 60 detailed databases on Texas."
Regional Economic Data by State - Economic Data - FRB Dallas
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (open access)
Description: Economic statistics for Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.

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SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
Source: SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center (open access)
Description: "The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities."
State health facts
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data
State health facts - Texas: At-A-Glance
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance
statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (open access)
Description: "The Kaiser Family Foundation presents statehealthfacts.orgstatehealthfacts.org, an innovative resource for free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states."
Note: Click here for more information about statehealthfacts.org.
See also: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more
See also: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance
statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (open access)
Description: Individual state profile from statehealthfacts.org.
See also: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data
State Snapshots
See: 2011 State Snapshots

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TCDC
See: Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC)
Texas
See: About Texas
See: The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)
See: Regional Economic Data by State - Economic Data - FRB Dallas
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance
See: Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC)
See: Texas Fact Sheet [USDA]
See: Texas Health Data
See: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
See: Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
See: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
See: Texas Towns Database�
See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics
Texas: At-A-Glance
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance
Texas : Population and Demographics
See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics
Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC)
Source: Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC) (open access)
Description: "The Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC) provides information on health professionals, health facilities, demographics and statistics, and community resources via the Internet at no charge. TCDC is an information service, funded by the Texas Cancer Council and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, dedicated to empowering Texans with the knowledge needed to reduce the human and economic impact of cancer."
Note: Click here for more information about the Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC).
Texas Fact Sheet
Source: United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS) (open access)
Description: "State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state in the United States."
Texas Health Data
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) (open access)
Coverage: 1990 to date (as soon as the data is compiled and processed).
Description: "Texas Health Data allows the user to customize statistical reports by querying vital records and other health related databases."
See also: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
Texas Online : About Texas : Population and Demographics
See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics
Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
Source: Texas Dept. of State Health Services (open access)
Description: "The Center for Health Statistics maintains a population database for all Texas counties that serves many purposes in public health analysis and planning. In addition to providing denominators for the calculation of rates of disease, fertility, and mortality, the dataset supports the understanding of demographic indicators such as birth rates, life expectancy, number of women of childbearing age, population density, and aging of the population. Population projected into the future assists in planning for changes in demand for health services and workforce requirements."
See also: Texas Health Data
See also: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
Population Data for Texas
See: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)
Description: "Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography."
See also: American FactFinder
Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
Source: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer (open access)
Description: "The Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, in cooperation with a network of affiliates, functions as a focal point for the distribution of Census information for Texas. The Center also disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas, as well as other information from the federal government, state government, and other sources."
See also: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
Texas Towns Database�
Source: Texas Almanac� (open access)
Description: "Your search can yield towns that once or still exist, including county, population information where available and other names associated with that place."
TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics
Source: TexasOnline (open access)
Description: "Links for sites with demographic details of Texas broken into state, city and county segments that incorporate business and industry data, climate information, incomes, median and average house prices, individual and household incomes, economic and financial details, national comparisons, census records, reports and online interactive research tools."
Note: "Providing the www.TexasOnline.com web site is a public service, meeting the mission of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)."
Note: Click here for more information about the TexasOnline.
Note: Also available in Spanish.
See also: TexasOnline

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West Texas Atlas of Rural and Community Health
See: The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)

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