This section outlines all of the data sources that have been used throughout HealthSTATS to describe the demographic profile and health status of the population of Simcoe Muskoka.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, along with the other 35 public health units in Ontario, receive data from various sources on a regular basis. Most data is received from Statistics Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Cancer Care Ontario.
It is important to understand the nature of the data to ensure it is interpreted correctly. More data sources will be added to HealthSTATS as its content grows.