Sunday, November 19, 2006

Facts You Can Count On

resources to rely on

Just The Facts...

Are you the Joe Friday type? You know, the "Cut-to-the-chase," "Give it to me straight," "Come on, spit it out" type of person? Not interested in all the jibber-jabber about research, clinical trials and outcomes? Just want to know "how many?"

This site is perfect for you.

If you love facts and figures, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) may become your new home. Have a question about health related statistics? They have the answer. For example: The number of nursing home residents in the U.S. with Alzheimer's is 231,900. The average length of a hospital stay for a stroke patient is 5.2 days. The percent of U.S. adults with high cholesterol is 17. The percent of... well, just about anything.

The NCHS is a deep well of health related information gathered form both public and privates sources. A "FastStats" section allows you to quickly identify keys statistics without wading through cumbersome tables, charts and graphs. But, if you enjoy the occasional informational foray through hard data, there are subsections, including links to complete PDF survey reports, that will keep you satisfied for days on end.

What's that? A "Just The Facts" recap? Sure.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Alzheimer's: 231,900

Stroke Stay: 5.2 days

Cholesterol: 17%

Joe would be proud...

For more health related facts, visit the National Center for Health Statistics.


Blogger katy said...

What a great site! The internet is so full of verbose medical stuff,there is rarely any time for lighter material, so you seem to be filling the gap.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Yvonne Perry said...

Very interesting post, Tim. I'm both the stats lover and get to the point already type person. I like statistics because they come in useful when losing at Trival Pursuit (I have never won that game) but if I'm on the phone and my cell minutes are ticking away, I just want to "git 'er done" and hang up.


11:56 AM  

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