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Health Sciences

Data and statistics

Data and statistics are often used interchangeably. But there are some distinctions between the two terms. Generally:

  • Data - is the raw information from which statistics are created
  • Statistics - interpret and summarize data

Niagara Resources

Health data and statistics

Demographic statistics

Niagara data: mapped

The University Map Library has created interactive maps for Niagara region displaying information such as population, age, employment rate, ethnicity, income and other demographic information:

Map library staff also offer extensive geo-spatial services including data and mapping consultations; map library computers are equipped with GIS software including ArcGIS and Google Earth.