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Health Statistics

Resources on finding and utilizing health statistics.

Match Question to Resource

I need to: Example questions:  Resources to consider:
To find health statistics & demographic data.

What percentage of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese? 

What is the rate of pertussis in Washtenaw County?

Is Michigan making progress on improving childhood immunization rates?

County Health Rankings

Social Explorer

World Bank Open Data

FastStats A to Z

Michigan Dashboards


To find international data, statistics & background information.  

What percent of Botswana's rural population has access to water?

What is the average life expectancy for a woman in India?


World Bank Open Data

WHO Country Profiles


To find health disparities & health education information.

How many people identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as their primary source of care?

What kinds of interventions have been implemented to reduce new cases of chronic kidney disease?



   Health Disparities research guide




To find relevant information about the people who make up a community.

What states have the largest Asian-American population?

Is Michigan's divorce rate higher than the national average?


Office of Minority Health Data & Statistics

MDHHS Vital Records


Statistics on health or management issues. 

Where can I find statistics on health care disparities? 

How much have hospitals in the United States spent on mental health hospitalizations?

How many people do not have access to health care in Michigan?

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality


Current Population Survey (CPS) -

Based on a chart by Gurpreet Rana, THL's Global Health Coordinator.