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Health Statistics & Data

This guide provides resources for finding health statistics and data.

Get Help with Data and Statistics

For help finding data or statistics, start by contacting your subject librarian

For help using R, introductory Python or SPSS, check out the Research Commons workshops and one-on-one consultations.

For help managing your own research data, please see the Research Data Management guide. 

For help analyzing or using data, UBC's Department of Statistics offers a range of free and fee-based servicesThe Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences also offers fee-based statistical consulting

Key Resources

Request access to restricted BC and Canadian health data

Much Canadian health data is not publicly accessible, and publicly available datasets may lack the detail you need to answer your research question. You may be able to request data from organizations such as PopDataBC, CIHI, or the Canadian Research Data Centres Network. Note that applying for data access requires a formal proposal, may take several weeks to process, and may cost money (student fee waivers may be available). Check for publicly available data first - see selected sources for Canada and BC.

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