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 Life Course Indicators Online Tool

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Explore the set of 59 life course indicators by Category, Data Source, or Domain (tabs) and click on the names to expand the section. Individual indicators are denoted by an ID number (e.g. LC-47) and include numerous details, such as a brief description, numerator, denominator, data source, similar measures in other indicator sets, and national comparison data, where appropriate. Throughout Fall 2013, AMCHP will continue to add PDF narratives for each indicator, which will include important notes on calculating the indicator as well as information on how the indicator aligns with the data and life course screening criteria.

Download a printer-friendly version of the list of indicators​
Download an excel spreadsheet to sort and explore the indicators on your own

Update: On June 18, 2014, a new version of the indicator spreadsheet was uploaded. Additions to this resource include national estimates for seven additional indicators and enhanced notes on calculations for seven indicators. One adjustment was made to an indicator definition (LC-51).

Technical Notes: On January 14, 2014 and December 12, 2013, AMCHP staff made a series of technical corrections and updates to components of the final life course indicators, including numerators and denominators, to further clarify their calculation and use. Updates to numerators and denominators were minimal and were mostly clarifications; the majority of the changes add information to the notes on calculation. These changes are now reflected in the online tool, excel spreadsheet, and printer-friendly versions. If you are concerned about how these changes may influence your calculation of the indicators, please contact AMCHP staff, who can supply you with the details of the specific changes.



  • Childhood Experiences
  • Community Health Policy
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Discrimination and Segregation
  • Early Life Services
  • Economic Experiences
  • Family Wellbeing
  • Health Care Access and Quality
  • Mental Health
  • Organizational Measurement Capacity
  • Reproductive Life Experiences
  • Social Capital

 Data Source

  • American Community Survey (ACS)
  • Annual CDC Breastfeeding Report Card
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Prisoner Statistics Program
  • CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas
  • CMS - Annual Medicaid EPSDT Participation Report
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) State Reportable Conditions Assessment (SRCA)
  • Current Population Survey (CPS)
  • IDEA 618 Child Count
  • Kaiser State Health Facts
  • Medicaid Analytical eXtract (MAX) files
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • National Center for Juvenile Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
  • National Immunization Survey (NIS)
  • National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen)
  • National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH)
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
  • National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) Records
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
  • The Data Quality Campaign (DQC)
  • Title V Information System (TVIS) - Health Systems Capacity Indicator 9A
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Annual Assessment Report to Congress
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Survey (ERS)
  • Water Fluoridation Reporting System
  • WIC program data
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)


  • Risk/Outcome
  • Service/Capacity