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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?


Explore a likely data collector s website

Explore a likely data collector’s website

http://www.nih.gov


Follow site map statistics or info facts links

Follow “Site Map”, “Statistics” or “Info/Facts” links


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


Cdc s data statistics page

CDC’s Data & Statistics page


Results from clicking on monitoring systems and statistical databases link

Results from clicking on “Monitoring systems and statistical databases” link


Cdc products publications

CDC Products & Publications


State facts

“State facts”


Fl doh and charts

FL DOH and “Charts”


Cdc centers specific condition specialists

CDC Centers: Specific condition specialists


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)


Http sis nlm nih gov index html

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/index.html


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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


Medical subject headings

Medical Subject Headings


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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.


Check your search terms click search pubmed button to run the search

Check your search terms.Click “Search PubMed” button to run the search.


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


Does the abstract make the article sound worth hunting down on hscl shelves

Does the abstract make the article sound worth hunting down on HSCL shelves?


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


Http www hhs gov

http://www.hhs.gov/


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


Another place to look for organizational websites

http://scout.wisc.edu/

another place to look for organizational websites


Other useful databases

Other Useful Databases


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.


Check library s possession of a journal

Check library’s possession of a journal


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.


Questions

Questions?

[email protected] or

392-1306


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