U.S. Government Resources
There are a number of public health resources at the federal level. These are good for generating ideas, viewing national trends and (in some cases) getting detailed local statistics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deals with all types of public health concerns. It's well worth browsing the site. For a quick shortcut to the numbers, look at the "More Data & Statistics" section just in the center of the screen. A lot of these statistics are compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
One example of the sheer amount of data collected by the latter is NCHS Surveys & Data. You can examine these more closely by trying the following:
- Select National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
- Under "Reports" select Vital and Health statistics, Series 10 Reports.
- The report "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults" covers hearing and vision in tables 11 & 12.
You will find a copy of this in the Library's Reference Collection at RA407.3 .A346 no. 232.