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Finding Statistics: Health

The what and why of statistics

Statistics can help provide concrete examples of a larger trend, give the basis for an important chart or graph, or make theoretical arguments tangible.

There are two main branches of statistics:

  • Descriptive--concerns the numerical or quantitative data alone, and can help draw conclusions about a sample, rather than a population.
  • Inferential--concerns the conclusions drawn about an entire population which are infered through the results of a random sampling of a population

Be aware of bias in statistics! Numbers can be manipulated, and charts and graphs can be arranged to give a certain impression. Always double-check your facts!


Oral Health

Population: The Aged

Population: Immigrants

Population: Women

Health Statistics


A list of starting points for health statistics.

More Health Statistics


Heart Disease and Diabetes

Health Stats in the United States

Population: Minorities

Population: Military personnel and veterans

Population: Persons with disabilities

Population: Refugees

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Injuries and occupational health

Nutritional Facts

Population: Children