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UGS 200: Conducting Community Based Research While Applying Health Informatics: Health Disparities Statistics

CDC Health Disparities Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has TONS of health disparities statistics, tables, and charts.

Two of the CDC's pages that may be especially helpful are:

  1. Diseases and Conditions page. This page lists some common diseases/conditions right on the home page, and also offers an A-Z index for any that you don't see in this list. Once you click on a disease or condition, you'll have several places you can navigate to to find statistics. You may have to click around a bit to find exactly what you need.

  2. Racial & Ethnic Minority Populations page. This lists several races/ethnicities (Asian American, Black/African American, etc). Each has a "Health Disparities" section underneath. You may also want to check the "10 Leading Causes of Death" and the "High Prevalence Health Issues" categories too. Even from these sections, you may have to click around to find exactly what you need.


Statista is a really cool statistics resource through the Libraries - the best part: it's really easy to use! Statista has charts and graphs that you can download (as a JPG or PowerPoint file) and use in your presentations.

It doesn't have a ton of health sciences/nursing content, but does have some statistics on many major diseases/conditions.

Health Data & Statistics Reserch Guide (MSU Libraires)

The MSU Libraries has a Health Data and Statistics Research Guide that also has a ton of links - most from free government sources.

There is a listing for Minorities & Women under the Populations and Community tab. Some of the links in the Minorities  & Women section link to pages that have health disparities statistics (somewhere -  you may have to search/click around a bit). 

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