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Health Sciences: Health Statistics

NZ health survey

The New Zealand Health Survey has information about health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Historical NZ statistics

The New Zealand Official Yearbook, which ceased publication in 2012, is a good source of historical statistics. Digital editions from 1893-2012 can be accessed here and print copies here

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand includes a number of articles relating to health in New Zealand

Understanding Aotearoa/New Zealand: Historical statistics, the social indicators chapter has a selection of health statistics including, public hospital surgery waiting lists, suicide rates, alcohol consumption and traffic accidents.

New Zealand health statistics

New Zealand Ministry of Health

NZ Health Statistics  a quick way to locate data and statistics produced by the Ministry of Health and wider health sector in New Zealand. Information on:

  • national collections and surveys (including the New Zealand Health Survey)
  • publications
  • a classification and terminology section
  • information regarding access and use of data and statistics from the Ministry's collections

Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand

Pacific health data and statistics the Ministry of Health has published a number of titles containing Pacific health information

Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand also collects and publishes health statistics. 

NZ Injury Query System produced by the Injury Prevention Research Unit at the University of Otago.

ACC Injury Statistics A range of statistics including paid injury claims. free website with publicly available data from New Zealand's public and private sectors. Data is presented in graphs, maps and tables, making this a really useful resource for all subject areas including health.

International health statistics

Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) statistics, from Our World in Data.

Eldis Links to sources of information on developing countries. Includes over 30,000 summaries on topics such as health, health systems, gender, and agriculture and food.

Gapminder a tool for visualising statistics about social and economic variables at local, national and international levels US Dept of Health and Human Services.

HealthMap Useful to monitor disease outbreaks worldwide. Includes mobile app, 'Outbreaks Near Me'.

National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.A.)

National Library of Medicine tutorial on finding health statistics (focuses mostly on USA, but also includes international stats and quizzes to test your knowledge) - an excellent resource

OECD iLibrary Contains statistics from OECD, includs health statistics

UC Atlas of Global Inequality (University of California Santa Cruz)

UNICEF statistics The UN agency responsible for monitoring the situation of women and children. Statistics available for individual countries, customized tables comparing countries can also be created.

Vos, T., Lim, S. S., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abbasi, M., Abbasifard, M., ... & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1204-1222.

WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO)

WHO Statistical Information System

World Bank - Health, nutrition and population statistics World Bank's database of statistics like the Global Health Repository it can be searched by theme, indicator and country