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Finding Health Data and Statistics: Research Datasets

This guide provides websites and resources for finding data sets and statistics in the area of health and health care.

What are research datasets?

Datasets refer to a collection of data resulting from a survey, experiment or other form of inquiry, often presented in tabular form.  Datasets are usually provided in Excel files, or another file type that can be imported into a statistical analysis software.  Datasets can be used to answer research questions using statistical and modeling methods. 

Many of the resources presented in this guide provide access to the datasets behind the statistical information presented.  For more information on how to find datasets, see this page.

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