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CHARTing Health Information

This LibGuide has been designed to provide a comprehensive collection of links to publicly available health and health determinants data. While the emphasis is on the state of Texas, there are links to sites that cover all of the U.S.


This symbol indicates that the resource provides data only for Texas.

If there is no symbol, the resource provides data for all US states including Texas.

Last Updated: 12/01/23

Incidence/Prevalence Data

Reports (TX Health Care Information Collection (TDSHS); current; Hospital-level data; pdf document)
Click on Reports to view all offerings. Includes indicators of inpatient care, quality of children's care in Texas hospitals, potentially preventable complications, and more.

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke (CDC Division for Heart Disease and Prevention; 2005 to current; County and State level data)

US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative (US Geologic Survey; Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, Willacy, and Zapata Counties)

Hospital Compare (US Health & Human Services; October 2005 through September 2006; hospital level data)
"This website was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA consists of organizations that represent consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and Federal agencies. The information on this website can be used by any adult needing hospital care." Includes data on Surgical Infection Prevention, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia.

Mortality Data

See also Mortality Links for interactive sites to create tables by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and geography.

Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
Provider: Texas Department of Transportation
Years available: 2003 to 2015
Geographic Level: County and State
Note: To view, right click on a report, then Open in a new window.
This site has multiple reports on accidents throughout Texas, including accidents involving DUI.

FARS - Fatality Analysis Reporting System 
Provider: US Department of Transportation
Years available: 1994 to 2014
Geographic Level: State
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) gathers data on the most severe traffic crashes that occur each year -- those that result in loss of human life.

WISQARS- Web-based Injury Statistics Query & Reporting System
Provider: National Center for Injury Prevention & Control
Years Available: 2008-2014
Geographic level: county level data

Create maps of the state showing each county's ranking in comparison with US data. Includes mortality by: drowning, homicide, firearms, falls, poisoning, suicide, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, and fire.