Medical Statistics Resources at NLM

From Cynthia Burke:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year.  Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at . Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. Our FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about medical statistics.

Most statistics originate with the US Federal Government. The FAQ: Medical Statistics is at . Medical Statistics FAQ lists US and international sources. You can also retrieve state and local health statistical information from selected links. NLM has four links to medical statistics on the FAQ:

  • MedlinePlus® Health Statistics topic page – for the layperson and health professionals, with a link to a PubMed search
  • Medline/PubMed. You can search for citations to published research with statistics
  • NLM National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
  • NLM DIRLINE® – a directory of national and international health organizations that produce statistics

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to or use our contact form at .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP

Reference Librarian

National Library of Medicine


The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health,

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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