Health statistics

Aggregated data describing and enumerating attributes, events, behaviours, services, resources, outcomes, or costs related to health, disease, and health services. The data may be derived from survey instruments, medical records, and administrative documents. Vital statistics are a subset of health statistics. 

Source: Porta M. A Dictionary of Epidemiology. 5th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2008.  

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  • Vital statistics