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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? 

Is Michigan making good 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

   AHRQ Innovation Exchange (to 2016)




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


To do a basic literature search.

What research is being done on improving access to healthcare      for senior citizens?





Google Scholar @ UM


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?

Health Statistics research guide

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality


NLM Health Services Research Portal

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