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HINT: Be aware that due to the difficulties involved in accumulating data on foreign countries, the most recent statistics may be several years old.
Global Health Observatory (GHO)
The GHO data repository contains an extensive list of indicators, which can be selected by theme or through a multi-dimension query functionality. It is the World Health Organization's main health statistics repository.
2019 Global Health Security Index
The Global Health Security (GHS) Index is the first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across the 195 countries that make up the States Parties to the International Health Regulations (IHR ). The GHS Index is a project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHU) and was developed with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
This U.S. agency has an International Statistics Program.
World Happiness Report
The World Happiness Report uses data from the Gallup World Poll to determine its rankings.
Happy Planet Index
A project of the United Kingdom's New Economics Foundation, this index's approach is different from the World Happiness Report.
THE UNITED STATES COMPARED TO THE WORLD
U. S. Health in International Perspective by
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.
THE UNITED STATES
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The NCHS Mission
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
National Institutes of Health (HIH)
Use the search feature on this site to find statistics.
SAMPLE SEARCH: statistics colon cancer
Centers for Disease Control
Find the link to Data & Statistics under the More drop down menu.
Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats.
Tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans.
Putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease.
Promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment.
Developing leaders and training the public health workforce, including disease detectives.
Taking the health pulse of our nation.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Research shows that mental illnesses are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year. Estimates suggest that only half of people with mental illnesses receive treatment. The information on these pages includes currently available statistics on the prevalence and treatment of mental illnesses among the U.S. population. In addition, information is provided about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time.
Choose DATA SEARCH from the toolbar to begin a search or learn how to use DATA2020. Health disparates data is available, also state-level data maps.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
FINDING AND USING HEALTH STATISTICS
An online tutorial.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
HEALTH STATISTICS ON THE WEB
This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.