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Where to Look for Statistics
Potential sources for statistical information will vary according to many factors, including:
- Geographic focus (local, statewide, national, global)
- Population (age, gender, disability, military personnel, etc.)
- Condition (e.g., heart disease, cancer, substance abuse)
The Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University created an excellent guide to potential data sources:
Health Data and Statistics
A directory of links to sources of public health statistics organized by condition, geographic region, population, and more.
Part of the US Census Bureau site, but can narrow down trends to a specific community (your town).
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comprehensive place to go for statistics on inflation, labor, unemployment, and more.
Find data on American children and families, with topics related to education, economic well-being, health, and more.
Information on people, households, economic indicators, education, religion, and other aspects.