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Capstone Guide

HINT 799: College of Health

HINT 799 Recommended Databases

Health Statistics & Government Information

When searching for statistics on the web, be aware that sometimes the most current statistics will be a year or two behind, depending on if the information is made available to the public at this time. Also, look out for bias: statistics can be presented in a way that purposely steers the audience to one side or another.

In addition to the websites listed below, try a Google search for additional statistics you may need. To only search government sites, use the following technique:

  • [search term] site:.gov

  • heart attack statistics site:.gov

This will tell Google you only want to see information from sites that end in .gov.