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Public Health 102 (Young): Statistics & Data

Health Promotion

Find Statistics & Data Related to Your Population

Which organizations or entities care enough about health issues to collect statistics / data about them?

Who has the authority to collect this type of statistics / data? 

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

Using Google to Locate Statistics

  • 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:

National Data & Statistics

Merced County & California Resources

Population & Census Data

Childhood Stats

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Surveys