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Why Statistics?

Statistics provide a valuable window into the state of health (and healthcare) within specific populations.  Statistics can tell us which illnesses are most prevalent within a population, what risk factors to be aware of, what access to care issues exist, and more.  It is important to know where to find relevant statistics - and how to read them.

Health Statistics Tutorial

This online course, provided by the National Library of Medicine, describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search.

Health Statistics Resources