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Health Statistics

A source for research and instructions for finding and using health statistics.


Julie Marcoux
Room 3621, Killam Library (Reference & Research Offices)

Subject Guide

Melissa Helwig
On Leave until July 2016 - please contact Kellogg Library

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

Halifax, NS
Website / Blog Page

Finding Health Data and Statistics Tutorial

Part 2: Using SDA@CHASS to View Data

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How to Get Started

Where can I find Nova Scotia data or statistics?

Check out Nova Scotia under the Province tab. Then look at the District Health Authority Websites, or the Registries.

On the Home page, look at Nova Scotia Community Counts under Quick Links.

Where can I find Canadian statistics?

On the Home page under Quick Links, check out Canada at a Glance 2010, Health Canada, and Statistics Canada.

Also, look at the Canada tab.

Where can I find information on Canada's census?

On the Home page under Quick Links, click on Statistics Canada. Or try the Census tab.

Where can I find reports?

Under Search tips, choose the Canadian Electronic Library under Databases.

On the Home page under Quick Links, try Canadian Institute for Health Information, Fraser InstituteNova Scotia Vital Statistics Annual Reports, and Nova Scotia Department of Health Reports.

In Nova Scotia, under the Provinces tab, look at Selected Reports.

Journal articles

Look in the Search Tips tab for PubMed under Databases.

CIHI's GSDAP Program

Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

Register now for the 3rd annual Dalhousie Libraries Research Bootcamp! Bootcamp sessions are free to Dalhousie graduate students.

Sessions will run from May 15-June 13 and will cover library basics; literature reviews (searching & writing); citation tools; writing abstracts & grant proposals; copyright, open access & academic publishing; legal resources; engineering resources; Pubmed & other health sciences databases; humanities resources; Canadian data & stats; grey literature; research data management; Excel; data visualization; conference posters.

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