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Health Statistics  

Last Updated: Jul 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Getting Started

Click one of the tabs above to browse selected health statistics resources.

Here are a few good places to start:

  • State Health Facts (Kaiser Family Foundation)
    Up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data from all 50 states on more than 500 health topics.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    The Nation's principal health statistics agency provides data and reports on a wide range of health topics. Select Faststats for quick access to summary data.
  • WHO Global Health Observatory
    "The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. It provides critical data and analyses for key health themes, as well as direct access to the full database. The GHO presents data from all WHO programmes and provides links to supporting information." [provider description]

Learning More

The following tutorials will help you improve your statistics searching skills.

  • Finding Health Statistics Online
    "This tutorial will familiarize you with a broad array of the most important sources of online public health statistics. It will also present a structured search process for locating and evaluating health statistics online." A MI-INFO (Michigan Informatics) tutorial funded by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Health Statistics Tutorial
    This section of the Public Health Information & Data Tutorial teaches you how to identify relevant and appropriate data and information sources. Sponsored by Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce.

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