Check out these tips when deciding to use an online source. Always be skeptical.
Authority: Who is responsible for creating the web page? Is there a publisher or sponsor of the web page? Can you find information about the author and publisher?
Audience: Who is this web site created for? Is the content geared towards an age group or population group?
Accuracy: How does the information compare to other sources?
Content: What is the content of the web site: images, articles, a blog? The type of domain (.edu, .gov, .org) may provide some clues about the information. Can you detect a bias? Are there cited references?
Currency: How recent is the web site? Is there information on when it was last updated?
Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Other Background Data - New Jersey and the United States
These sources provide demographic and related statistics for areas in New Jersey and elsewhere in the United States.
Healthy People 2030 continues in this tradition with the launch of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2030 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.
The best starting place for U.S. statistics on many topics. See the kind of info you need, but want more detail? Look at the source for the data listed under the table. Print only, see catalog record for call number and availability.
CHS is responsible for compiling and releasing statistical information on the health of New Jersey residents. CHS publishes official reports on births, deaths, chronic illnesses, injuries, and behavioral risk factors, among other types of information.
Healthy NJ 2020 & 2030
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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language that most can understand. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.