Are you interested in health statistics? What about information like rates of high school drop outs? Statistics on a broadly defined range of health related issues are published every two years in the e-book Iowa Health Factbook. A collaborative effort between The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health, the publication first appeared in 2001. Currently 2013 is the most current year (this kind of statistics takes a while to collect and process so there is always a lag in reported results), but a new edition should be coming out soon.
The Iowa Health Fact Book provides a wealth of information pertinent to the health of Iowans. Much of this information is broken down for each of Iowa’s 99 counties and includes such data on disease incidence and mortality, health and social behaviors, health resources, and environmental factors.
A useful tool for anyone doing research about the state of the state it also could be useful as a specific instance for people doing research outside of Iowa too.
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