WHO's Global Health Observatory WHO portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation -- links to all kinds of data and statistics from countries around the world.
WHO's "Links to National Health-related Websites" lists links to other countries' national health info/stats.
World Health Report Published annually by WHO. Each year has a different focus (e.g. 2001 on mental health)
UNDP Human Development Reports can also provide very useful information.
From the UNDP Human Development Reports website, the link on the top navigation bar to "Other Publications" also has useful reports and papers, especially the link to "Human Development Research Papers Series: Research on Key Areas of Human Development" (which is under the "Human Development Reports and related" section), which links to papers written to support the 2003 report on the MDGs, among other reports -- browse to see if there is an article on your country.
World Development Indicators Online (international, statistics)
GET STATS EASILY!!! GREAT SOURCE! World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data/statistics about development; provides direct access to more than 550 development (economic and social) indicators for 208 countries from 1960 to 2001. Online format allows you to select the countries, indicators, and years in which you are interested and create customized tables.
US Census Bureau
Vital stats and context/socioeconomic data; not really health data. Data collected every 10 yrs; non-census years its often hard to get more detailed info. Most online data is from the 1990 and 2000 censuses, but there is some historical data (back to 1940s?) in some areas. Information can be viewed at the state level.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (print version) for older demographic/socioeconomic data broken down by state. Located in Government Docments (GOVDOCS) on the 1st floor of the Main Library, call numbers beginning with T 37.10: and C 18.14:
CDC Click on the "Diseases and Conditions" link in the "Health and Saftey Topics" section OR click on the link to "Data & Statistics" in the box in the middle of the page to discover to some good information/data. EXPLORE the CDC site! All kinds of information is available on the site, but sometimes you have to dig and data is often accessible via links that might not sound as if they are directly related to your topic.
CDC Wonder includes an arrray of health related data sets that allows you to search and read published documents including reports, recommendations and guidelines, articles and statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials and bibliographies on health-related topics; query numeric data sets on CDC's mainframe and other computers, via "fill-in-the blank" web pages. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, behavioral risk factors, diabetes, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed.
NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) (a part of the CDC) US health statistics
The three links below are some of the more useful links on the NCHS site: