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HED 450: Theories in Health Education & Behavior: Health Data & Statistics

Tutorials on Finding Health Statistics

Google Search for Statistics

You can find statistics on Google! You may want to locate statistics on a geographic location, population, disease, etc. The federal government publishes statistics through various agencies, like the U.S. Census Bureau. State and local governments also publish statistics.

Remember to evaluate the source of the information! You can limit your search to a specific domain, like .gov. Go to the Advanced Search in Google to apply specific limits. Or, add to your search terms.

For example:

cancer statistics

obesity "united states" statistics

This will retrieve information only from government websites.


Google Web Search

Getting Started: Health Data & Statistics

Start your search for health data and statistics with these credible sources of information:

Health Indicators