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Snooping for Stats. Nancy Schaefer UF Health Science Center Libraries 392-1306 [email protected] Questions to Ask. WHO cares enough about the issue to collect such statistics? WHAT format might they use? WHERE would they publish these?

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snooping for stats
Snooping for Stats

Nancy Schaefer

UF Health Science Center Libraries

392-1306

[email protected]

questions to ask
Questions to Ask
  • WHO cares enough about the issue to collect such statistics?
  • WHAT format might they use?
  • WHERE would they publish these?
  • WHEN can you reasonably expect to find published statistics?
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WHO…?

are the most powerful health organizations in the country?

start your cancer search here
Start Your Cancer Search Here

http://www.nci.nih.gov/

a good cardio starting place http www nhlbi nih gov index htm
A Good Cardio Starting Place http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm
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CDC www.cdc.gov is gateway to tons of health facts and full-text of 3 authoritative journals

multi all subject sites
Multi/all-subject sites

http://www.healthweb.org/

http://phpartners.org/hp/ Links to resources on some Healthy People 2010 objectives

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/ Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (searchable database)

http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/ - Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts (including minority stats)

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HIV

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/HIV/HIVMain.html National Library of Medicine’s HIV section

http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/resources/index.htm AIDSLINE database

http://www.aegis.com/default.asp AEGIS (AIDS Education Global Information System)

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/daids/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases AIDS

http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/nchstp.html National Center for HIV, STD and TV Prevention

heart disease
Heart Disease

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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STDs

http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/nchstp.html National Center for HIV, STD and TV Prevention

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/stds/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases STD fact sheet

http://www.cdc.gov/node.do/id/0900f3ec80009a98 CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases fact sheet

low birth weight and birth defects
LOW BIRTH WEIGHT and Birth Defects

http://www.unicef.org/ United Nations Children’s Fund

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/default.htm National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders

diabetes
DIABETES

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

foodborne illness
FOODBORNE ILLNESS

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/food/index.htm National Center for Infectious Diseases’ Food-Related Diseases

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/foodbornedis.htm National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Foodborne Diseases page

http://www.fda.gov/ Food & Drug Administration

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/ Center for Food Safety and Nutrition

suicide
SUICIDE

http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/topics/explore/suicide/ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Mental Health Topics – Suicide fact sheet

http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/suicideprevention/fivews.asp National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (collaboration among numerous federal agencies)

http://www.sprc.org/ Suicide Prevention Resource Center

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ National Institute of Mental Health

cancers neoplasms
Cancers (Neoplasms)

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/uscs/index.htm US Cancer Statistics (2000 and 1999 editions)

http://seer.cancer.gov/ National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results

http://www.nci.nih.gov/ National Cancer Institute

http://seer.cancer.gov/ National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

stroke
STROKE

http://www.strokecenter.org/ The Internet Stroke Center at Washington University in St. Louis

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/stroke.htm National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

motor vehicle accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

http://www.ntsb.gov/Surface/highway/highway.htm - National Transportation Safety Board - Highway

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/ncipchm.htm - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/motorvehiclesafety.html- MedlinePlus Motor Vehicle Safety

demographics

Federal

http://www.census.gov/ , http://www.fedstats.gov/

State

http://www.state.fl.us/edr/population.htm

International

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/ - United Nations

http://www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm Dept of Economic and Social Affairs – Population Division

http://www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm - World Health Organization (health-specific data)

http://www.developmentgateway.org/node/244175/ Initially developed by the World Bank, now independent nonprofit

http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php compilation of OECD, Unicef, Unesco, CIA World Fact Book, etc.

Demographics
other formats
Other formats

The PubMed database cites about 15 million articles in scholarly journals. Access it from the Health Science Center Libraries databases page:

http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/resources/index.htm

tutorials for databases
Tutorials for databases

This PubMed tutorial lets you pick individual areas to learn about. Each is brief.

tutorials for other databases
Tutorials for other Databases

To Public Health Webliography

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Specify aspect of subject to be searched by clicking in front of a subheading, then click on “Send to” button.

This weeds out articles that don’t focus much on your subject.

too many results click on limits use the pull downs and click go
Too many results? Click on LimitsUse the pull-downsand click GO

Type in the oldest acceptable Publication Date, 4-digit year only.

results 3 4 look useful
Results 3 & 4 Look Useful!

Click on Author hyperlink for abstract and UF Library access

useful subheadings for this assignment
Useful subheadings for this assignment

Epidemiology = the distribution of a disease, factors which cause it. Incidence, frequency, prevalence, outbreaks; surveys and estimates of morbidity in geographic areas and in specified populations. Excludes mortality, for which the subheading "mortality" is used.

Statistics and numerical data

Ethnology = ethnic, cultural, or anthropological aspects of a disease. Also used to indicate place of origin of a group of people.

useful non disease mesh terms
Useful Non-Disease MeSH Terms

Population Groups

Ethnic Groups

Battered Women

Sexual Partner

Minors

Age Groups

find more specific terms at the bottom of the subheadings major page of a general mesh term
Find more specific terms at the bottom of the Subheadings/Major page of a general MeSH term
healthfinder s just for you pages for ethnicity specific health info
Healthfinder’s Just for You pages for ethnicity-specific health info

http://www.healthfinder.gov/ from DHHS’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

most of these databases identify journal articles
Most of these Databases identify journal articles

Use the Library Catalog to find books on your topic

uf library catalog
UF Library Catalog

2 ways to access!

search the library catalog for books videos
Search the Library Catalog for Books & Videos

“Go wide” with your topic. Too specific may get 0 results.

reading catalog search results
Reading catalog search results

Click on URL for electronic access to Table of Contents, Abstract or Full-Text article

new york academy of medicine grey literature report
New York Academy of Medicine - Grey Literature Report

For un-published reports, working papers…

http://www.nyam.org/library/greyreport.shtml

when reasonable expectations
When??Reasonable Expectations

Data gathering takes time.

Ensuring data is complete and accurate takes time.

Uniformly formatting data takes time.

Publishing takes time. So…..

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1 year old data is fantastic.2 year old data is excellent.3 year old data is very good.5 year old data is reasonable.. . . 10 year old data really is old but may be the best available.

national library of medicine links to health organizations
National Library of Medicine links toHealth organizations

Directory of Health Organizations

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/Dir/DirMain.html

MedlinePlus (consumer-oriented database)

Organizations page

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/organizations/organizations_a.html

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Thank you

for your attention.

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