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Health Data & Statistics

Health Data and Statistics Resources


This guide provides access to health statistics and data from a variety of sources including but not limited to the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, US Census Bureau, and Pennsylvania Department of Health. 


Data vs. Statistics 

Data Statistics
Information gathered with the intent to be used to analyze a particular phenomenon The presented analysis compiled from numerical data
The raw materials used to make up statistics Information gleaned from data that helps provide an overview of the data's findings
Often presented in datasets, compiled in a spreadsheet Frequently takes the form of data visualizations, like charts, tables, and graphs

See some examples of data vs. statistics by visiting Michigan State University's guide here.


Finding and Using Health Statistics