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Nursing - Boca Raton Campus: Health Statistics

Recommended databases and other information sources for students in the College of Nursing. These pages also have information for nursing students such as APA citation, RefWorks, and how to get help.

Importance of Health Statistics

Health statistics serve diverse needs:

  • Individuals use health statistics to understand their own risks, conditions, and health status in a broader context.
  • Researchers and physicians use them to study the causes and solutions of health problems.
  • Health resource planners use them to understand the allocation of health resources.
  • Policy makers and the public use them to monitor progress.
  • Legislators consult them when enacting laws, conducting program oversight, and considering appropriations.

Source:  U.S. National Library of Medicine (2012).  Finding and using health statistics.  Retrieved at  


Health Statistics Websites

Florida Health Statistics

U.S. Health Statistics

International Health Statistics
Also see International Statistics links for additional worldwide Health Statistic Resources.

Social, Political and Economic Statistics