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Health Statistics

Created especially for graduate-level and doctoral-level students in the College of Nursing to guide you through the research process and acquaint you with the many resources available at Falvey Library.

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Contents:

Portals and Metasites / National (US) / State / Metropolitan and Local / International

Try this resource for finding statistics compiled by US Government:

How to Effectively Locate Federal Government Information on the World Wide Web

    Portals and Metasites

  • Statistical Resources on the Web (portal created by the University of Michigan)
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html
    Extensive guide to online statistical resources. Click on "Health" in the left-hand frame to connect to statistical sources on hospitals, occupational safety, substance abuse, life tables, vital statistics, and more.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (Portal created by the CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
    "As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions
    and policies to improve the health of our people."
    from the website
  • CDC Wonder
    http://wonder.cdc.gov/
    "Wonder provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numerical health data." (from the website)
  • American FactFinder (Bureau of the Census)
    http://factfinder.census.gov
    Get custom reports from the 2000 census.
  • Statistical Universe (Lexis/Nexis)
    NOTE: Falvey Library Database. Villanova ID and password required.
  National (other selected resources)
  State (selected resources)
  Metropolitan (countrywide) and Local (Philadelphia and suburbs)
  • Community Health Data Base (Philadelphia Health Management Corporation)
    NOTE: Falvey Library Database. Villanova ID and password required.

    Use the "Data Analysis Tool" (2nd password required: ask at Reference)
    to find behavioral health risks and other factors by zip code.
  • Taking Philadelphia's Temperature: Health Indicators for Healthy Philadelphia 2010
    http://www.phila.gov/health/hp2010/PhilaTemp/TakingPhiladelphiasTemperature.pdf
  • Philadelphia Resident Birth, Death, Disease and Population Data by Health District, by Neighborhood, and by Census Tract...(printed report)
    Reference Collection (Statistical Sources), Falvey Library - REF RA 407.4 .P4 P57 2001
  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
    http://www.census.gov/statab/www/smadb.html
  International

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