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Finding Data and Statistics

Locate and use quantitative and qualitative data and statistics.

Health Statistics

  • A numerical summary of data computed on samples
  • Characterize the health of a population and the influences that affect health
  • Parameters are values that describes a characteristic of a population
  • Often collected and analyzed over a specific period
  • Collected to meet needs of the collector
  • Provide information about the health of a population and what influences it
  • Monitor health status and risk factors
  • Guide research, policy, and program development
  • Evaluate research, policy and program effectiveness
  1. Formulate the question
  2. Choose the best resource
  3. Evaluate the results
  4. Repeat as necessary

Health Statistics

Use this table to assist you in locating health statistics from the sources provided below: