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Public Health 100 (Ha): Health Statistics

Introduction to Epidemiology

Finding Data Sources

Which organizations or entities care enough about this topic to collect data about it?

Who has the authority to collect this type of data? 

Questions from Promoting Data Literacy at the Grassroots. ACRL 2015. 

Google for Locating Data/Stats

  • You can also search the web for stats related to health issues.
  • Since many government agencies collect data/statistics, it can be useful to narrow search results to government sites with
  • You can also use the word stats or statistics to narrow the search.

Example searches:

College & University Student Statistics


Population & Census Data

Merced City/County and California

Childhood/Pediatric Statistics