Total Count Data

Some of the data used in the Making Progress reports special issue studies is an actual count of every person or event being studied, usually from an administrative record.  The data used for Making Progress: Infant Health is a good example of this kind of data because it is based on a count from the state's records on every birth that occurred in that year.  The decennial census conducted by the US Census Bureau in which every single resident is counted is also an example of this type of data.