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Citation Help for AMA: Table in Statistical Abstract of US

Examples, explanations, and links to help you cite your sources in the AMA style

Example

U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Adults 18 years and over who used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), by 

   type of therapy: 2002. In: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau; 2006.

Explanation

Author: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
List the agency responsible for the statistics given below the table as the source. End with a period.

Title & subtitle of the table: Adults 18 years and over who used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), by type of therapy: 2002.
The title & subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns and names. End with a period.

Title & subtitle of the book: In: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006.
Start with In: and then give the title and subtitle separated by a colon. Capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and all major words. End with a period. Italicize the title. 


Place of publication: Washington, D.C.:
Separate the city and state or country by a comma. Use the standard postal abbreviations for states. Separate place from publisher with a colon. If more than one city is given, use the first only. Separate from publisher with a colon 

Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau;
Shorten publisher's name to most concise form. Separate publisher from year of publication by a semi-colon.

Year of Publication: 2006.
List the year of publication, which appears on the title page or the title page verso (back side of title page). End the citation with a period.

Reference: American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style. 10th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford Universtiy Press; 2007.