A guide to resources on finding and utilizing health statistics.
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2014
- Current Index to Statistics
A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields.
Search for data by indicators & location & easily create custom reports.
- FastStats A-Z
Provides quick access to statistics on public health topics. From the National Center for Health Statistics.
- Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)
Focuses on humanitarian data, aggregating existing data from a variety of sources, including WHO, the Red Cross, Gapminder, & more.
- LexisNexis Statistical Universe
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS compiles statistical information to guide policy regarding the health of the nation.
- ProQuest International Datasets
Public & private data sets from national governments, international organizations, & research firms, including sub-national data (by country, city, state, or province).
Open datasets from over 400 sources (social, financial, & economic) that you can download, visualize, save, share, & more.
- Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL)
Contains over 600 premier datasets, such as American Family Data Archive & AIDS/STI Data Archive.
View Health & Pharmaceuticals statistics under Markets > Categories.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
The authoritative & comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, & economic organization of the U.S., published through 2012.
- WHO Global Health Observatory
Provides a statistical view of the health of the world on a variety of health topics.
It can be challenging to find and interpret health statistics. If you're having trouble finding or using statistics, these guides are a good place to start:
View these resources from other universities and organizations for more information about finding and utilizing health statistics.