Health Statistics

Selected sites

CDC - National Center for Health Statistics Homepage
The National Center for Health Statistics' website is a rich source of information about America's health. The FastStats site linking from their homepage is very useful. It provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Childstats.gov - Home
This website provides statistics and reports on families, children, health issues, economic issues, and many other issues that plague the American family.

Illinois Department of Public Health Statistics
Health Indicators

ILLINOIS KIDS COUNT 2018
The Illinois Kids Count 2018 report Child Health Matter examines the health status of the state children. Since children physical, emotional, and social well-being can be affected by a wide range of factors, the report includes indicators on access to health care, early childhood outcomes, family environment, healthy living, social and emotional well-being, oral health, special health care needs, and personal and community safety.

KidsData.org - California Children Statistics


MedlinePlus Health Statistics
Up-to-date news, articles on specific conditions, health-related issues, research, and journal articles. Offering specific information for children, teenagers, men, women, and seniors from several national centers and agencies.

STRYVE - Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (data links)
Links to data regarding Youth Violence Prevention

WHO: World Health Organization Statistics to the Health Statistics

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Selected databases & ebooks

  • Gale in Context: Global Issues
  • Browse the Issues and Topics to see "Statistics" as a content category, when available.
  • Global Road Warrior
  • Statistics for 175 countries are found in the following categories: Country Facts, Climate, Country Facts, Education, Human Rights, and Religion.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
  • Data through the year 2000. Topics in include: migration, health, crime, and the Confederate States of America. Users can graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.
  • Statista
  • Statistical data from 18,000+ sources. Forecasts, infographics, studies, and industry reports.
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This web page was created by Jasmine Cieszynski, Instructional Services. The content of the page was updated by Pam Greenlee, Director of Library Services, on 8/7/2018.