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Nursing & Health Resources - Lafayette: Health Statistics

This guide provides information for students doing research in Nursing and other allied health fields.

Why statistics?

Statistics provide a valuable window into the state of health (and healthcare) within specific populations.  Statistics can tell us which illnesses are most prevalent within a population, what risk factors to be aware of, what access to care issues exist, and more.  It is important to know where to find relevant statistics - and how to read them.

Health Statistics Tutorial

U.S. County Health Statistics