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Global Health: Finding Data

Finding and Using Health Data

Questions to ask to help you identify health data/statistical sources: 

  1. Is there a government agency or organization that would collect your data? 
  2. Do you need very current or historical data? 
  3. What type of data do you need (demographic, health, vital)?
  4. What level of data do you need (national, local)?

Search Strategies

Data Sources for Global Health

Search Tip: Combine search words for your topic of interest with the specific term for the type of statistical information such as : Incidence; Prevalence; Morbidity; Mortality; Utilization

Additional Resources