Finding health statistics
Looking for health related stats can be a daunting task. There’s so much info out there, how do you find the right fact?
You can find birth, death, marriage and death stats at National Vital Statistics Reports When the President mentioned in the recent State of the Union address that teen pregnancy is declining, this is where that info likely came from.
Another useful undertaking of the CDC/NCHS is the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey or NHNES. This is an ongoing program of studies to access the health of adults and children. Use of dietary supplements, nut consumption among adults — it’s all here.
Health Data Interactive provides downloadable tables of data on infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore different trends and patterns. [from the website]
If you like reading the dictionary — wait, doesn’t everyone? — it’s easy to get lost following all the information available. Remember if you need any help finding or using this data see a librarian.