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