This guide provides links to selected sources of data and statistics collected and provided by numerous organizations and agencies. Health data and statistics can be difficult to find. Some of the things that make this so challenging are:
On the other hand, because statistics are from several organizations from all types, conducting a Google search using specific words for your topic along with the term statistics might retrieve worthwhile results. For example, the search adolescent obesity united states statistics retrieves several excellent and varied sources such as recent journal articles, government, institutional, and organization websites. (from Cornell Finding Health Data and Statistics: Getting Started)
Finding and Using Health Statistics
The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) offers an extensive web tutorial that explains how health statistics are compiled and where to find different types of statistical information. This is a free online course for librarians and students in health sciences.
Suburb Guides from Other Sources
For other statistics, check out the UW-Libraries Guides