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There is a multitude of statistical sources both online and in print. Depending upon your field AND topic, the infomation you need might be from the government, journal articles, associations, non-profit organizations, or others source.
National Center for Health Statistics
NCHS is the federal governments principal vital and health statistics agency. NCHS provides data on vital events (birth and mortality) as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care. The National Survey of Family Growth also includes information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health.
UNICEF Country Statistics
Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children's well-being.
Additional Statistical Resources
Website of the U.S. Census Bureau. Comprehensive data on the United States summarized and analyzed.
A source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas. Includes information about income, education, insurance, employment, housing, poverty, veterans, and much more. Replaces American FactFinder
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use.
Global Health Observatory (GHO) Data
Search for data by country or region on vital statistics, health, nutrition, disease, etc. From the World Health Organization (WHO).
Statistical information from member states on agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism, trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
Getting Help with Statistics
Use these books and other resources to better help you understand statistics and software used to analyze and present statistical information.
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For more resources on statistics, search here for statistics AND methodology. On the results page, limit to "Book/eBook" under Content Type and then limit by date to the most recent 3-4 years.