Public Services Division
MeSH Terms Used to Search for Statistics
You can find the terms below and other terms by searching the MeSH database under “statistics”:
MeSH Headings [mh]
Biostatistics [mh] A narrower term under Statistics as Topic [MeSH].
Epidemiology [mh] This is the field of medicine. Use the subheading with diseases: epidemiology [sh].
Statistics as Topic [mh] Narrower terms for statistical methods and concepts appear under this broad term.
Vital Statistics [mh] Used for general articles concerning statistics of births, deaths, marriages, etc. Narrower terms are available under this term: Life Expectancy; Life Tables; Morbidity; Mortality; Pregnancy Rate.
economics [subheading] Abbreviation: /ec Example: Mass Screening/ec
epidemiology [sh] Use with a disease term. Abbreviation: /ep Example: Rabies/ep Note the more specific terms included under this subheading.
ethnology [sh] Abbreviation: /eh Example: Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic/eh
manpower [sh] Abbreviation: /ma Example: Occupational Therapy/ma
mortality [sh] Abbreviation: /mo Example: Lipectomy/mo
statistics and numerical data [sh] Use with non-disease terms. Abbreviation: /sn Example: Accidental Falls/sn [mh:noexp]
The more specific terms included under this subheading: ethnology [sh]; mortality [sh]
supply and distribution [sh] Abbreviation: /sd Example: Influenza Vaccines/sd
utilization [sh] Abbreviation: /ut Example: Electronic Health Records/ut
Publication Types [pt]
Statistics [pt]. Works consisting of presentations of numerical data on particular subjects. Used only in LocatorPlus®, and the NLM Catalog, not PubMed®.
tables [pt] A Publication Type used in LocatorPlus® and the NLM Catalog, not PubMed.