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View Resource What's Normal? -- Temperature, Gender, and Heart Rate

This article, created by Allen L. Shoemaker of Calvin College, describes a dataset on body temperature, gender, and heart rate. The data is taken from a paper in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" that examined whether humans' true body temperature was 98.6 degrees. It addresses concepts like true means, confidence intervals, t-statistics, t-tests, the normal distribution, and...

View Resource National Center for Health Statistics

This site offers links to a multitude of data tables in pdf format. Topics include national trends in injury, hospitalizations, health and aging, summary health statistics for the U.S. population, health insurance and access to medical care for children under age 19 years, and many more. The site also includes a section listing the reports and publications by this department. Additionally, there...

View Resource Finding and Using Health Statistics

Finding and using health statistics has become requisite for a number of careers in the past several decades. It's also a worthwhile skill for anyone navigating the increasingly complex world of health care and medicine. This free online course from the U.S. National Library of Medicine is divided into three related parts: About Health Statistics, Finding Health Statistics, and Supporting...

View Resource Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a provisional series based on the compilation of data on specific diseases reported by United States government agencies and on reports about infectious and chronic diseases disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and other injuries. Users can download current and archived...

View Resource World Health Organization: Quantifying environmental health impacts

The World Health Organization works in a number of public health areas, and their work on quantifying environmental health impacts has been receiving praise from many quarters. This site provides materials on their work in this area and visitors with a penchant for international health relief efforts and policy analysis will find the site invaluable. Along the left-hand side of the site, visitors...

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