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Datasets and Statistics: Health Sciences

This guide provides information on using datasets and statistics in your research.

Datasets and statistics for the Health Sciences

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) - Offers data and infographics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - search data and statistics by topic

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) - The DHS program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries.

HealthData.gov - This site is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.

National Institute of Mental Health Statistics (NIMH) - Provides available statistics on the prevalence and treatment of mental illnesses among the U.S. population. In addition, information is provided about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.

R - R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. Choose a CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network) Mirror in the USA to download to your personal PC. 

Substance Abuse and Methal Health Services Administration Data - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Browse latest reports and by subject category.

World Health Organization Statistics (WHO) - Access Global Health Observatory (GHO) data that provides analyses on global health priorities.

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