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Public Health: Statistics

This guide contains resources and guidance to help students studying Public Health.

Why use statistics?


Statistics can be very useful to support your arguments in assignments and research. 
Here are some recommended sources for health statistics:

Where else can you find statistics?


It can be hard to find statistics as they are usually not found in databases. Government and organisational websites are good sources for statistics. However, a Google search can be the easiest way to find statistics for your topic.

Have a look at our Statistics guide for some Google searching tips! 

Evaluating statistics

Evaluating statistics


 It is important that you evaluate the statistics you find to make sure that they are high quality. Important things to think about are:

  • Where did the statistics come from?
  • Who published them?
  • When were the statistics published?

The C.R.A.P test is a useful tool for evaluating statistics that you find.