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Statistical Resources

Administration on Aging (AoA) 
Get current information on AoA grant programs, Older Americans' Month theme and materials and find links to many useful sites on aging.

Administration on Aging: Aging Integrated Database (AGID)
The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on ACL-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The four options or paths through AGID provide different levels of focus and aggregation of the data – from individual data elements within Data-at-a-Glance to full database access within Data Files.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Data (NORS- National Ombudsman Reporting System)
Find data and reports on long-term care ombudsman programs. All programs efforts are summarized in the National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) to include the number of facilities visited, the types of complaints handled, and the kinds of complaints filed with ombudsmen. Data has been collected since 1996 and gives a good picture of the extent of ombudsman activities nationally and in every state.

Federal Interagency Forum
Get the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics report: Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. This report covers 38 key indicators of aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Get the Consumer Expenditure Survey annual reports and various data tables.

Trends in Health and Aging
View trends in health-related behaviors, health status, health care utilization, and cost of care for the older population in the United States. This interactive site allows you to query NCHS's wealth of data tables to create your own. There is also a link from this site to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.

Census Bureau Population Profiles
Find census bureau population profiles in many different categories.

Commonwealth Fund Reports
Many Commonwealth Fund reports are available on this site, including "The Roles of Medicare and Medicaid on Financing Health and Long-Term Care for Low-Income Seniors: A Chart Book on Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees in Four States."

General Accounting Office
From the General Accounting Office home page, click on "GAO Reports," and then scroll down to "GAO Archives." Clicking on this link will give you a friendly search engine to find a wide variety of reports.

Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide access to the full range of statistics and information produced by 70 Federal government agencies for public use.

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Information
Get comprehensive health information for all 50 states, DC and the U.S. territories. Compare and rank data across states and compare to U.S. totals.

The Medicaid Resource Book
This book is designed to be a reference tool that provides information on who the program serves, the services it offers, and how it is funded and administered. It includes chapters on:

  • Eligibility, benefits, financing and administration
  • A Medicaid legislative history
  • A Medicaid glossary
  • Indicies to Medicaid statute and regulations

Prepared by Andy Schneider and staff members of the Commission (Pub #2236), you may request a hardcopy via publications number (800) 656-4533.

Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents, and Facility Deficiencies, 2004 Through 2009
This book by Charlene Harrington, et. al., published in 2010, provides quality of care data for nursing homes.

Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2003 Through 2008
This book by Charlene Harrington, et. al., published in November 2009, provides quality of care data for nursing homes.

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