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What are health stats?
Before you begin searching, it will be helpful to review the tutorial Finding and Using Health Statistics from the National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology.  This will help you understand what agencies collect statistics, what the limitations are, and what types of data may be available.
Starting points
National Center for Health Statistics - Portal for US public health statistics including diseases, pregnancies, births, aging, and mortality.
Health, United States, 2013 - Annual report on trends in health statistics
CDC Wonder - Vital statistics, injuries, communicable disease, occupational and environmental health
FastStats - Covers diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, and health care and insurance.
Health Indicators Warehouse  - Links indicators with evidence-based interventions
America's Health Rankings
US Census
The Census provides data on age, ethnicity, and income at the state and local level

American Fact Finder - Build complex queries for housing, ethnicity, age, and occupation down to the city or district level.
State and County Quick Facts - Summary census data at the state, county, and city level
Easy Stats - Education, housing, employment and income data at the state and county level
Children and Adolescents
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health  - Includes data on children with special needs
Youth Online - Risk behaviors including drug use and sexual activity for high school and middle school
State Level Data
CDC Sortatable Stats - State level sortable risk factors and indicator data
STATS of the STATES - Vital statistics, disease data
State and County Quick Facts - Summary census data at the state, county, and city level
County Level Data
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - Covers al 50 States
State and County Quick Facts - Summary census data at the state, county, and city level
Illinois
Vital Statistics
Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
IPLAN - Birth, marriage, death, disease, environmental, occupational, and injury data by county. Searchable