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Cuban Health Statistics at UCB
The best source for Cuban health statistics is the volume published by the Dirección Nacional de Estadástica del Ministerio de Salud Publica de Cuba. The Anuario Estadástico de Salud (Annual Health Statistics) series has been published annually since 1971. Before that date there was no systematic effort to collect and report health statistics. In recent years, infomed, Cuba's virtual library of health resources, has placed some of the important health statistics from the Anuario Estadá­stico de Salud on its website.

Data available through infomed includes annual statistics on demographics, mortality, morbidity, health care finances, services and personnel for the years 1995-2002. infomed also provides detailed statistics on special topics as well as statistics for selected years before 1995. Overall, these data give researchers a wealth of information for studying various aspects of the Cuban health care system at a point in time, over time, and by geographic location.

An index of these infomed statistics can be found on the UC DATA website.

For a direct link to infomed health statistics page go to http://www.sld.cu/servicios/estadisticas/ . Please note that because this server is in Cuba, you may experience some delay while attempting to load this page.

UC DATA also maintains CDs of the latest Anuario Estadistico de Cuba for 1999 and 2001. These CDs contain basic statistics for Cuba including:

international trade
transportation and communication
internal trade
public health
science and technology
culture and art
In addition, UC DATA maintains a copy of Cuba in Figures (Cuban en Cifras) 2001. This bilingual book offers statistical information similar to the CDs but not as detailed. The CDs and the book provide statistics beginning in early 1990s but sometimes offer data for selected earlier years. The data come from the Ofician National de Estadisticas (ONE). For information on obtaining access to the CDs and the book, send e-mail to: archive@ucdata.berkeley.edu.

The project to locate and acquire these data sources was supported by a small grant from the Center for Health Research. Various individuals in Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública (ENSAP), Instituto de Informacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (IDICT), and Oficina Nacional de Estadá­sticas (ONE) helped in locating and obtaining these sources. Our thanks to all of them.

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