Data & Statistics
Welcome to the data and statistics platform, which allows for data download, processing and analysis, or access to statistics from the AHO database. It also provides Regional, sub-regional and country level statistical tables, factsheets, and overviews describing the health situation and trends on health outcomes, health systems, programmes, key determinants and progress on the health-related Millennium Development Goals.
How to find health data easily:
1. Select an indicator category. The 'Select Indicator' menu is located on the top left of the page. To search for related health indicators under broad headings, click on the any of the expandable categories available on this menu. You can browse the 'Regional Core Health Indicators' by the five categories listed in the menu. Chose a category. Clicking on the category title will open a list of sub-categories. Clicking on a sub-category opens a list of heath indicators.
2. Select an indicator. Chose a health indicator. This will provide you with a description and metadata information on the selected indicator.
3. Choose an output format. At the top right on the description frame, under the title of the indicator, the tab items offer you options of seeing the graph (bar/line graph and geographical map) or table of the indicator. You can also download data in XLS format by clicking the download tab.
4. Filter the data. After you have selected a health indicator you can filter the data by country, population sub-group and years using the Filter Data Set menu which is beneath the Select indicator menu.
Many of these datasets represent the best estimates of WHO using methodologies for specific indicators that aim for comparability across countries and time; they are updated as more recent or revised data become available, or when there are changes to the methodology being used. Therefore, they are not always the same as official national estimates, although WHO whenever possible will provide Member States the opportunity review and comment on data and estimates as part of country consultations. Indicator specific information is also presented for all indicators in the datasets.