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Sources for finding data and statistics
National Statistics: Please go HERE to Montclair State's excellent Public Health LibGuide where you will find links to sources for public health statistics and other information related to health and human concerns.
Finding statistics: Need to find data or statistics for your research project? Visit Michigan State University Library's LibGuide entitled "How to Find Data and Statistics" -- it's a very helpful and thorough resource. HERE is a link to the guide.
At the site you'll find information about identifying the difference between data versus statistics, suggestions about where to locate (mostly) freely available data and statistics, tips on evaluating and analyzing data, and so much more!
Data.gov This link opens in a new window
"Data.gov starts an exciting new chapter in its evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than ever before."
Statistical Abstract of the United States This link opens in a new window
A comprehensive collection of statistics related to social, political and economic conditions in the United States. Published annually by the government since 1878; as of 2013 published by Proquest. Updated monthly.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. Users can customize, save, share, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.
See Social Explorer Libguide here. http://https://socialexplorer.libguides.com/c.php?g=1109019&p=8086444
NJ Health Statistics
County Health Rankings and Road Map
Here you'll be able to explore health rankings for counties within a given U.S. state and includes length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, physical environment. It includes data, definitions and comparisons across counties
The Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts
Provides health data at many levels: state, county, and nationally. Contains 800 health indicators.
New Jersey Center for Health Statistics and Informatics
The NJ Center for Health Statistics & Informatics (CHS) compiles official reports on births, deaths, chronic illnesses, injuries, and behavioral risk factors in the state of NJ.
New Jersey State Data Center
New Jersey Data Book is the most comprehensive online source of official, current statistics and information about New Jersey, published as a free public service by Rutgers' Center for Government Services (CGS).
New Jersey State Health Assessment Data
The New Jersey Department of Health's State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.
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Drew University Library, http://www.drew.edu/library