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Gerontological Health Nursing and Gerontology (Aging Studies)

This guide offers a collection of sources and services to support gerontology-related research.

Finding Datasets and Statistics

Datasets vs. Statistics

  • Data (raw numbers) provides all available variables collected; it can be manipulated and aggregated as needed.
    Datasets are data collected and arranged logically according to definitive criteria. 

  • Statistics is data that has been already prepared/presented in aggregated form as in a table, chart or graph.

Citing Data: Refer to the page from ICPSR, which discusses the importance and how to properly cite data.

Gateways to Aging Data Sources

Demographic Data and Projections

Other Statistics Databases

Comprehensive and Demographics - Starting Points


Other Health Statistics

Other Socioeconomic Factors and Topics