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The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is presenting these data tools for your information and use, but did not create them. These tools may be subject to copyright, and should be used within the terms of use outlined in any copyright restrictions.

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Category: Data by Sex

County/State Population Projections

Author: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management
Tool Type: State Data Source
Existing Data Source

This data estimates the future populations at the state and county levels based on the historical and current rates of fertility and mortality as well as migration patterns. The estimated data are available to 2050 and stratified by age, sex, and race/ethnicity, which allows users to track the changes in age distribution, racial and ethnic diversity, etc. Available formats of the data sources are tables, maps, and downloadable documents.

County Health Data Book

Author: NC Division of Public Health - North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Tool Type: State Data Source
Existing Data Source

This source collects comprehensive health data for North Carolina. Among the health indicators available in this data source are mortality and morbidity rates, live birth rates, abortion rates, pregnancy rates, life expectancy at birth, and cancer incidence rates. The data are updated annually and presented at the county level so users can compare health outcomes between counties.

US Diabetes Surveillance System

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard provides diabetes data at the county, state, and national levels, including prevalence, incidence, and trends. Data are updated annually and stratified by age, sex, race, and ethnicity.

North Carolina Respiratory Virus Summary Dashboard

Author: NC Department of Health and Human Services
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

The NCDHHS Respiratory Virus Summary Dashboard includes timely information on emergency department visits for respiratory viruses (COVID-19, influenza, and RSV), as well as COVID-19 wastewater monitoring and hospitalizations, and archival information on COVID-19 cases, deaths, and vaccinations. The archives include data up to May 10, 2023.

Log Into North Carolina

Author: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard is a user-friendly interactive data retrieval service containing historical information on topics including population, labor force, education, transportation, revenue, agriculture, vital statistics and health, environment and recreation, energy and utilities, and other topics. Each topic category provides comprehensive variables. For example, the vital statistics and health category has detailed data on births, deaths, pregnancies, marriages, divorces, nursing facility beds, beds in general hospitals, persons served in program facilities (NC alcohol and drug treatment centers, mental health development centers), and more. Most data are available at both the county and state levels, and registered users have access to full datasets.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Interactive Tools

Author: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard provides dataset topics on the CMS program and payment, provider and beneficiary characteristics. For example, it has look-up tools on Medicare inpatient hospitals by provider and services, interactive map tools of Medicare disparities by population or hospital, and dashboards that show the prevalence of 21 chronic conditions by state and comparisons of geographic areas among the Medicare population. The Mapping Medicare Disparities tool is available in English and Spanish.

Update to Bladen County Substance Use Strategic Plan

Author: Addiction Consulting at Training Associates and Bladen County Opioid Task Force
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

This report summarizes progress on the 2019 strategic plan. It includes statistics such as EMS overdose calls in Bladen County 2021, overdose deaths by age, race/ethnicity, and gender in Bladen County 20162020, etc. Further recommendations, along with the estimated budget for the next five years, are made based on the results that have been achieved.

Population Estimates Program: 2010–2019

Author: US Census Bureau
Tool Type: National Data Source
Existing Data Source

This data source estimates of the population for states, counties, and other geographical areas within the United States. PEP produces both total population estimates and estimates by age, sex, race, and ethnicity. The estimates are updated annually and are available for a range of years, from 2010 until the most recent year for which data are available.