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Health statistics Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find general resources on health and medical statistics. 

Call number areas to browse:

Statistics HA

Demography. Population. Vital events HB848-3697

Public health RA   

Keywords to search: *topic* AND statistics (ex. cancer AND statistics), biometry, health status indicators, life expectancy, medical statistics

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides


Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

See also the Statistics Subject Guide.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:

United States

CDC Wonder searches the CDC's public health statistics.

Statistical Abstract of the United States has vital and public health statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Health Statistics from MedlinePlus

The National Center for Health Statistics provides access to the National Vital Statistics System and FASTSTATS A to Z and Health, United States, 2006.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Research, Statistics, Data & Systems

OFFSTATS: official statistics on the web

State Public Health Information & Analysis demographical, vital, and public health information plus directories for health agencies in the U.S.

Virginia Statistical Abstract vital and other statistics on residents in Virginia

Virginia Department of Health Division of Health Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau International Programs Center collection of resources from international public health groups and governments vital statistics and health care information published by the CIA

World Health Organization Statistical Information System up-to-date data from around the world

United Nations Statistics Division