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Health Data and Statistics

Introduction

I need that stat!

Locating health-related data and statistics can be challenging! This guide will help you locate health-related data.

Here are a couple things to keep in mind when trying to locate data on a health-related topic:

  • Think in terms of major stakeholders. Who is likely to be responsible for keeping track of data on a particular health-related topic?
  • It takes time to compile data on a topic. The past few years may have to suffice as "recent" data.

Want to learn more about concepts in statistics? Check out:

Tools for Locating Health Data and Statistics

Need some more help?

Need some more help? 

Check out these helpful guides from the National Library of Medicine.

Data, Tools and Statistics
Extensive list of health-related data sets and statistical resources.

Finding and Using Health Statistics 
Online tutorial "describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search."

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