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This page contains links to statistical and informational databases, which cover a wide variety of topics in health and aging. You can scroll down to review each link or simply choose one of the main categories from the menu below.
This page contains links to statistical and informational databases, which cover a wide variety of topics in health and aging. You can scroll down to review each link or simply choose one of the main categories from the following menu.
NATL. CTR. FOR HEALTH STATISTICS - PUBLICATIONS
U.S. HEALTH STATISTICS FROM OTHER SOURCES
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH STATISTICS
OTHER STATISTICS SITES (VASF LIBRARY)
STATE WEB SITES ON HEALTH & AGING
CENTERS ON AGING RESEARCH
SOCIETIES & ASSOCIATIONS
The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.
Many files from NCHS are ".PDF" files and will require Adobe/Acrobat Reader software to be viewed.
NCHS publications include:
Australian Bureau of Statistics provides summary statistical information about the nation. Select the link on "health" and pick the subject topic of interest, such as causes of death and health expenditures.
Canadian Health Statistics from Statistics Canada, this site provides links to a full range of health statistics.
Country Studies - From the Library of Congress, this resource provides profiles of about 60 nations, including many developing nations. Browse or use a search engine to find data. Information given in narrative form.
Demographic and Health Surveys - from the United States Agency for International Development and Macro International, this site provides demographic and health information about Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Click on the appropriate part of the image map near the top of the page to get Fact Sheets, Press Releases and newsletter articles (News), and more.
European Nations Statistical Agencies
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - Statistical Division; site provides links to statistical agencies in Europe, many of which provide health data. This site also provides a link to Trends in Europe and North America, which includes population, life expectancy, and infant mortality information.
U.S. Census International Programs Center (IPC)
Part of the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, conducts demographic and socioeconomic studies and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products.
Health Organization (PAHO)
Country Profiles provide health statistics and other information about the nations of the Western Hemisphere.
United Kingdom Office of National Statistics
Site provides concise figures on a variety of topics including on health, population, and vital health.
World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
Health and health-related statistical information from the WHO Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy.
This site provides direct or indirect access to various statistical databases compiled by WHO, the World Health Organization, including its "Health-or-All Global Indicators" and "European Health-for-All."
World Resources Institute (WRI)
World Resources 2001-2001, a definitive guide to the global environment. The millennial edition presents a comprehensive assessment of five of the world's major ecosystems.
FedStats - Gateway to Statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies.
Guide to Locating Health Statistics - from the Falk Library at the University of Pittsburgh.
Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)
from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine
HyperStat - David Lane's introductory-level course and links to other online statistics sources.
Statistics on the Web - compiled by Clay Helberg
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Statistical Resources on the Web: Health
University of Michigan Documents Center
Areas covered include disease, healthcare, hospitals, nutrition, substance abuse, and vital statistics.
Social Statistics Briefing Room
U.S. White House. This site provides crime statistics, demographic statistics, education statistics, and health statistics.
Duke University Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development
Huffington Center on Aging
University of California, Berkeley Center on Aging
Wayne State University, Michigan, Institute of Gerontology
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Gerontological Society of America
National Academy on an Aging Society
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