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Health Statistics

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

Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

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Registration for the 5th annual Dalhousie Libraries Research Bootcamp sessions opens Wednesday. April 10, 2019 at 9am. Registration is free. 

Sessions will run from May 13-June 13 and will cover library  and research basics; literature reviews (searching & writing); citation tools and APA citation; writing abstracts and grant proposals;finding information using legal resources, PubMed and other health sciences databases, humanities resources; finding and managing data; Exel; grey literature searching; conference posters; ebooks; plus other neat tools like Covidence, Esri StoryMaps, R, and OpenRefine for data cleaning. 

Full list of sessions and the schedule
Free registration

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.