Q. How do I cite statistics?


When referencing a statistic within a paper/project, cite its source following the applicable style manual.

Example 1: Statistic

For example if referencing a statistic from a journal article, cite the journal article according to convention.

In-Text Citation

"Hispanics remain the least insured Americans, with only 67 percent having coverage in 2014, in part because so many illegal immigrants are uninsured" (Tavernise & Gebeloff, 2016, p. A1).

Reference Citation

Tavernise, S., & Gebeloff, R. (2016, Apr 18). One year later, many are finding relief in health care law. New York Times, A1. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com.

Example 2: Table

For example if referencing a statistic from a table, cite the table according to convention.

In-Text Citation

In 2006 43 million households in the United States owned a pet (American Veterinary Medical Association, 2010).

Reference Citation

American Veterinary Medical Association. (2010). Table 1204: Household Pet Ownership: 2006. In U.S. Census Bureau (Ed.), Statistical Abstract of the United States (129th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2010/tables/10s1204.pdf

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