Medical & health statistics

This webpage provides links to some of the major producers of medical and health statistics. 

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International Organisations

World Health Organization

Unicef  Statistics - includes

  • Country statistics - Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being
  • Core indicators in depth - series of global databases on key indicators for monitoring the situation of children and women

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Statistics Directorate which issue - Statistics on Health

World Bank Data which include some basic health indicators on developing countries

Global Cardiovascular Database - collaborative effort headed by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in the Division of Cardiology at The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Database (US Bureau of the Census) includes: Worldwide statistics of HIV seroprevalence in Developing countries

United Kingdom

Department of Health - this includes

National Statistics Health & Social Care - statistics about health, health services provided by the National Health Service and social care

Health and Safety Executive Statistics - Statistics on work-related ill-health, injuries, dangerous occurrences, enforcement and gas safety.

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority Annual Report which includes IVF and Donor Insemination Data from 1991 - See also: Facts and figures


Statistics in the Scottish Government - Health & Community Care

Scottish Health on the Web: (National Health Service in Scotland): which includes Information and statistics section in the Health Topics section

United States

Department of Health and Human Services - National Center for Health Statistics - includes:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - includes CDC Wonder (Reports and datatsets)

National Institutes of Health - includes Health Information Index

Demographic & Health Surveys Program (DHS) - includes:

  • STATcompiler provides quick facts and country comparisons, allowing users to build customized tables, graphs and maps from hundreds of DHS surveys and indicators.
  • HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database provides HIV/AIDS data from a variety of sources. 
  • HIVmapper creates maps from data in the HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database.  
  • HIV Spatial Data Repository for downloading GIS dataset linked with HIV indicators

SAMHSA Statistical Data (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Statistical Abstract of the United States - (health data appears in Section 3 in pdf format)

Other US Sites

Expert Health Data Programming Inc provide links to :  

Statistical Resources on the Web: Health - from the University of Michigan Documents Center


WHO/Europe Publications & Data & Evidence - includes:

European Commission Health & Food Safety Directorate General - including:

  • Public Health EU portal - statistics on a variety of health issues
  • ECHI (European Core Health Indicators) - list of ‘indicators’ for the public health field arranged according to a conceptual view on health and health determinants Health EU Portal - wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European and international level.

Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union) - Health statistics

South America

Pan American Health Organization Health Data includes:


Statistics Canada Health - Information on the health of the population, determinants of health, and the scope and utilization of Canada’s health services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - includes Data online

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