For your assignment, you may be required to find and report on relevant statistics related to the health funding system or health issue of Australia and/or another country. Using statistics in your assignments can strengthen your argument by providing supporting evidence for your work.
When searching for statistics, bear in mind that you may not always be able to find the exact data you are looking for as:
It is a good idea to consider other alternative measures to support your research.
Statistical data is not always easy to locate as as there is no one single source for this type of information. Most statistics are published by national or state government agencies. However they can also be found in scholarly journals, reports, websites, books and databases.
The websites below can help you find the sources of statistical information required.
You can find statistics in a number of ways:
heart disease AND Germany AND statistics
heart disease AND incidence OR prevalence OR epidemiology AND Germany
heart disease AND statistics AND Europe
Note: It may be difficult to find accurate statistics for some developing countries. International agencies such as the World Health Organisation or United Nations may offer statistics for these countries based on their research or projections.
Statistics should be cited just like any other source you consult. When reproducing statistics in the form of charts, graphs and tables, you will need to reference these in accordance with the appropriate referencing style for your unit. Check out the Library's APA 7th Tables & Figures guide for information on how to reference statistics in your text and in the reference list.