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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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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)
    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)
    "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
    "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)
    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
  • 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

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