US Government Databases to study in ACCESS

Here are links to some US Government databases along with some information on importing  the data into ACCESS.
Your assignment is to find a database of suitable size and authority on the web, free to use (e.g. from a US Government Agency), to answer important questions.
report it with a pasted link via email to ba103 @ bud banis .com and I will collect the list and add it to this page for everyone's use
report the name of the site, the link, and a brief description of the data included and how it might be used -- for example, what important questions might you seek an answer to by doing queries on the database?


CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance  System (YRBSS) database
CDC Home

US Census 2000 data

Miscellaneous links related to importing Census data into ACCESS:

README File for Census 2000 Summary File 1 Delivered via FTP
Converting to ACCESS  Census 2000 Summary File 1 ASCII text data files
Miscellaneous support files for

International Data Base (IDB)

The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

Other Government Agencies:

CDC National Center for Health Statistics
National Center for Health statistics NCHS Data Warehouse.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases  NIAID.NIH
NIH Health Information Database
Dietary Supplements Database IBIDS
Federal Consumer Information Center
The National Climatic Data Center has weather data from around the world.  The website for this is:

Other Places to find data:

    Chance Course

     The Chance Database Welcome Page
     Home of the Chance Course--"Scientific American of Statistics" dedicated to promoting informed use of statistics in everyday life, and especially in understanding of news articles in the popular press.  A vast treasure trove of materials from lesson plans to examples to online movies about statistics in the practical everyday world

Statistics databases links at Prentice-Hall

Database links found by course participants:

name of site:  MedlinePlus
Link:  Consumer Drug Info
List drugs and uses
might be used to determine what medications are available and popularity of medicine
This is  It gives lots of stats about drug and alcohol.
This is  It gives more stats about drug use and about drug busts.  Here is a site with "tons" of surveys taken in Missouri.

Site name= FDA's Children & Tobacco Compliance Checker Discription:  This site gives statistical data on the results of FDA's  investigations of tobacco retailers for compliance with FDA's age and I.D.laws.
Data is from Febuary 1997 to March 200o.  We can use this data to see how well these laws were renforced etc.

The name of the site is the official website of the Dept. of Defense for the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program(a little scary if you ask me).
I really like the setup of the web page it is very pleasing to look at. And it is very easy to navigate through.
It includes all the information you would ever want to know about anthrax like how big of a threat it is, how to get a vaccine, and a Q&A section.
Here is the web address

It is a study done in 1991  called "National School-Based Youth Risk Behavior Survey."  Here is the link:
I think it would be a good site in order to compare these stats with other stats taken in the present time.

This data is about
Life Expectancy at Single Years of Age, United States, 1998 and Life Expectancy at Birth, by Race and Sex, Selected Years 1929-98

One of the most powerful tools for understanding ourselves is the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation.
The nine Enneagram personality types. Enneagram is "a geometric figure that delineates the nine basic personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships." While the Enneagram suggests that there are nine basic personality types of human nature, there are, of course, many subtypes and variations within the nine fundamental categories.
Nevertheless, the assertion of Enneagram theory is that these nine adequately map out the territory of "personality types."

This is the access point to the Goddard DAAC Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC). Monthly mean data from the atmospheric, oceanic, and land use sciences have been placed on a common global map grid and made accessible by FTP. FDA pesticide program residue monitoring
Results in these reports demonstrate levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply.  We could use this to determine the amount of residue we are consuming. U.S. Census Bureau -Statistics of U.S. Businesses We could use the data for the total amount of annual payroll for each state and compare them.
Name of the site"Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance system" Can be used for predicting teenage behaviors,as well as changing them in the way most suitable for society.

The US Patent Database This database is used to search through all of the US patents.  This is especially useful if you have an invention in mind.  Find dates, ideas, and descriptions of inventions.

Site Name:  Data and Program Library Service
The site contains a Census and Property Survey for Florentine Domains and the City of Verona in Fifteenth Century Italy.  Although the data might not be extremely useful, it sounds interesting.

Site Name:  Subcommittee on Census Data for Transportation Planning
The site contains information about how people get to work, the vehicles available, and their travel time.  The travel time might be useful in vacation planning, or if you were new to an area.
National Archives and Record Administration - NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records.
This site talks about the teens and the use of drugs.

The Enneagram Institute is dedicated to the Work of human liberation and transformation. This data base provides information on a geometric figure that delineates the nine basic personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships. It is one of the most powerful tools for understanding ourselves is the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation.

Hockeyresearch is the site.  It has pretty much all the hockey leagues in the US and Canada with stats and standings from as far back as 1917-1918.  The link is  It could be used for many different things like winning your self a bet with a friend.  Information on a paper that your writting about how the defense is getting so much better that the scoring in the NHL is down from the early 90's.

I found a database of hockey statistics and many other things for almost every professional league since that leauge started...  It has lists of every hockey card ever printed for every player..  It would be extremely helpful with any project requiring hockey research...

Here is a site that is a useful database.  The website address is  The name of the site is Stat-USA Internet.  Some of the data includes economic data and country analysis data that was interesting.
This is a break down of the divorces and marriages by state from 1996-1998.

This is a link showing poverty stats for 2000. You can search for percentage of poor in each age class and their type of residence as well as a lot more interesting stats about poverty in America.  The national unclaimed property database This site shows were unclaimed money from stocks etc. goes.
FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.
Personal site containing statistics for the 1999, 2000, and 2001 Clayton High School Water Polo team.  Also includes a link to the excel file. Can be used to sort player's stats by year, to see who scored the most each year, or for general statistical calculations.  Can also track each player's progress through the years.

     Here are a couple of links to government databases that I have found very useful for research projects this semester. The Department of Labor:
and the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Both of these web-sites contain an enormous base of information in regard to the U.S. economy.  It might be interesting
to do a query on wages for specific sectors of the U.S. economy.  I hope that these might be useful for this project.
Site name: unicef-Progress since the world summit for children
A brief description of this site:
This database contain the WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA estimates of maternal mortality for 1995. The Maternal Mortality Ratio Data reported to UNICEF in connection with the End Decade Assessment will be published on these pages at a later date

Obviously sites like this are invaluable to scientists doing research on  anything from finding cures to human genetic diseases to pure research on genetic expression.  The www has increased the speed with which scientific communication and sharing can take place, and thus accelerated discovery.
shows Life prisoners statements

     I found this webpage that give great data on law enforcement agents deaths thought out the years.  It is on the DEA webpage here is the link.
                                 Drug Law Enforcement Statistics

This site shows the brackgrounds of the hate crimes that have occured in the year 2000. The list includes cities, counties, univeristies and other agencies in that state (All 50 of them). It is a pdf format.

a census of urban and rural populations of the us from 1790-1990
This is Nebraska cornhuskers statistics for 2001.

This is a link to The United Nations Environment Program that has several Database information that could be used with access.

> i picked this web site because i think the
> anti-smoking movement is an important one.

a link to a very useful database:

This site tells you how many people are living on how much land.

This is the website that I got the database from:

Here is my link to a good database:

when you get the link click on download and it should open!

The access link that i found for information that would be able to be used
was    The company does demographic surveys and has
displayed the data here.

This site provides database for the annual emissions of the greenhouse gases in the united states.

Here is a good site for data on weather, temperatures, environmental events,
etc. around the world.  This data can be used to find climate trends, El
Nino effects, and common factors for disasters that could help predict them.
  This is the National Weather Service

Here is a link to planned parenthood, I feel every one should be educated on
the proper forms of birth control so that unwanted pregnancies aren't a

> >Infectious Disease WebLink
> >
> >I chose this website because I think that infectious diseases are a huge
> >problem in the world today. Especially sexually transmitted diseases. I
> >think everyone should be educated on the diseases that may impose a
> >to the human race and us as individuals.
> >
>so what's the link?  I want to add it to the page

this link is about chronic conditions by geographic location and place of residence.

found database on fda website

here's play off stats from last season

United States:
      1998 Legislative Elections (Senate)

Name of the site:Political Database of the Americas

It can be used for like:
"Who got the most votes?"
"Which state got the most votes?"

I chose to send you this because I think it is
interesting to find out the population amount in the
U.S. including business'

Here is a link that I think would some day be useful for an access
It is
I think that it might be interesting to future students because it is on
adolescent and school health.  It is a survey National College Health Risk

Over the years, I have engaged in considerable deep thought about (among other things): Our place in the universe, ancient civilizations, human migrations, international conflicts, local and world economics, ozone depletion, the human genome, cloning, pollution, racism, local and world politics, population growth, extinctions, natural disasters, the environment, health care, the Internet, human relations, the space-time continuum and other aspects of relativity, and other factors that affect mankind's struggle to exist.
> After all of that deep thought, I have arrived at this conclusion: When all is said and done, in spite of or because of what we may or may not do or think, it is just as likely as not that, for better or for worse, everything will turn out one way or another, sooner or later.


Other Tools:

Databases will probably be too big to carry around on floppy disk--use your FTP account for storage and retrieval
download ws_ftp95LE.exe
Here is a freeware html ASCII editor for work on your webpages at the html level
download  html ASCII editor

Download Winzip 8.1 shareware 1.7 MB

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