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Health Administration: Statistics & Web Resources

Demographics and Health Statistics

Most of these websites provide general and related data, in addition to the specific topic.

Guides to statistics:

Health Statistics Guides from US National Library of Medicine  

Health Services/Sciences Research Resources (HSRR)  

General demographics:

U.S. Census Bureau is a division of the Department of Commerce established to collect census information every ten years, and disseminates a wide variety of national and state demographic, business and economic statistics.  Site includes collections of data tables related to the health care and social assistance industry and health insurance.

General health:

National Center for Health Statistics, a part of the federal Center for Disease Control, provides datasets and statistics on a variety of health topics.

Aged populations:

Health and Retirement Study from the National Institute of Aging, University of Michigan.  Biannual survey of the demographics, health status, measures of social and economic well-being of U.S. population over age 50.  Free registration with a username and password is required to download the data files.

Mental health:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin. (SAMHSA)   The Data, Outcomes and Quality section lets one search or browse by topic for surveys and reports on mental health and substance abuse.


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is a weekly report of cases of 50 notifiable diseases, nationally and by state, and compared with the past 5 years.

National Vital Statistics System a division of the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, calls itself the “oldest and most successful system” for sharing and linking birth and mortality data from the 50 states and territories.  

Specific diseases:

National Cancer Institute has statistics on the incidence and recovery rates for different types of cancer in many formats, including reports with summaries, interactive web tools, and licensed SEER*Stat software with downloadable data. We have access to ATRF, the off-campus research faciilty.  Ask a librarian for more information.

International statistics:

World Bank

World Health Organization  



These professional organizations have online newsletters for their members that register for a login password.

This professional organization provides news that can be accessed without being a member.

Other Online Resources

Online News

Online Resources

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