Map of Simcoe Muskoka

HealthSTATS Links

The following web sites provide disease and other health-related information and statistics from a variety of provincial, national and international organizations.  Since these links lead to external websites, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is not responsible for the contents of these websites. SMDHU does not endorse or recommend any specific product, service or company referred to on these sites.

  

Cancer

Canadian Cancer Society - Statistics

  • Information regarding incidence, mortality and other measures of cancer burden of the most common types of cancer by age, sex, year and province or territory.  This site also contains PowerPoint slides of cancer statistics and supplementary information.

Cancer Care Ontario’s Cancer Data

  • Information collected from cancer service providers across the province. 
  • Ontario Cancer FactsShort monthly fact sheets intended to increase knowledge about cancer and its risk modifiers in Ontario. Data typically originate from several sources including the Ontario Cancer Registry, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) publications, or from Canadian, provincial or regional health surveys.

Child Health

Canadian Paediatric Society - Surveillance

  • Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program: gathers data from paediatricians and paediatric subspecialists each month to monitor rare diseases and conditions in Canadian children.
  • IMPACT (Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive): a paediatric hospital-based national surveillance network for adverse events following immunization, vaccine failures and selected infectious diseases in children.

Chronic Diseases and Injuries

Public Health Agency of Canada - Chronic Diseases - Facts and Figures

  • Cardiovascular disease statistics and risk factor prevalence in Canada, as well as other major non-communicable diseases.  

Public Health Agency of Canada - Injury Surveillance On-line

  • Injury statistics in Canada, including injury mortality and hospital separations by province and territory, by age group, and over time.  

Public Health Agency of Canada – Chronic Disease Infobase Data Cubes 

  • Chronic Disease Infobase Data Cubes contain many different types of Chronic Disease health indicator information.

Environmental Health
Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS)

  • Collects data from a nationally representative sample on important health information through self-reported (e.g. nutrition, smoking habits, alcohol use, sexual behaviour, lifestyle and physical activity) and direct physical measures (e.g. blood pressure, height, weight and physical fitness). In addition, the survey collects blood and urine samples to test for chronic and infectious diseases, nutrition and environment markers.[JB1] 

Environment Canada – National Pollutant Release Inventory

  • The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada's legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling.

Ontario Ministry of the Environment – Air Quality Datasets

  • Contains current data on smog advisories, Air Quality Index readings, as well as pollutant data. 
  • The Households and the Environment Survey (HES) measures the environmental practices and behaviours of Canadian households that relate to the condition of our air, water and soils.

General Health Status - Ontario
Public Health Ontario (PHO) – Snapshots

  • Snapshots is a collection of interactive map-based dashboards showing both geographic and temporal trends for key public health indicators by public health unit and Ontario overall. It provides dynamically linked tables, graphs, and maps with pre-calculated statistics. 

General Health Status - Canada

Statistics Canada – Health Profile

  • This profile features community-level data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's health surveys, administrative data, and the census of population. The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.  

Statistics Canada – Health Trends 

  • This product presents comparable time-series data for a range of health indicators from a number of sources including the Canadian Community Health Survey, Vital Statistics, and Canadian Cancer Registry.  

ICES inTool

  • An interactive, web-based application that provides Ontario-based health information in a variety of formats, including graphs, tables and maps.  

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

  • Data and analysis on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians.

General Health Status - International

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Data & Statistics

  • Data & Statistics Resources, Data Access Tools: Customize Data Tables and Query Datasets

US National Library of Medicine – MedlinePlus: Health Statistics

  •  Links to health statistics published by reputable agencies

US National Library of Medicine Gateway (NLM Gateway)

  • The NLM Gateway is a Web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing "one-stop searching" for many of NLM's information resources or databases.

World Health Organization - Data & Statistics

  • Database, reports and data by categories.  

Health Indicators

Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario (APHEO) – Core Indicators Project

  • Definitions (but not data) for more than 120 public health indicators used for standardized reporting of information across public health units in Ontario.

Statistics Canada - Health Indicators - Chronological Index

  • Health indicators support health regions in monitoring progress in improving and maintaining the health of the population and the functioning of the health system.

Health Surveys

Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS)

  • Information and data from various public health units across Ontario regarding risk behaviours, knowledge, attitudes and awareness about health related topics of importance to public health.  

Statistics Canada - Canadian Community Health Survey

  • Population health surveys.

Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS)

  • Collects data from a nationally representative sample on important health information through self-reported (e.g. nutrition, smoking habits, alcohol use, sexual behaviour, lifestyle and physical activity) and direct physical measures (e.g. blood pressure, height, weight and physical fitness). In addition, the survey collects blood and urine samples to test for chronic and infectious diseases, nutrition and environment markers. 

Healthy Lifestyles

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI)

  • A national research agency concerned with educating Canadians about the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles. 
Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • LIN is the home of Canada’s National Recreation Database.  Information on this site powers knowledge exchange for practitioners and organizations in recreation and sport that can be used for health promotion initiatives.

Infectious Disease

Ontario HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Monitoring Unit

  • In-depth, timely reports characterizing the evolving HIV epidemic in the province.  

Public Health Agency of Canada - Flu Watch

  • Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis.  

Public Health Agency of Canada - Notifiable Diseases Online

  • A web-based application to enhance dissemination of surveillance data collected on notifiable diseases in Canada.  The data are available for each province and territory for each year starting at 1989 up to the end of 2004. (For 1999, Northwest Territories and Nunavut data have been combined).  

Public Health Agency of Canada - West Nile Virus MONITOR

  • Weekly reports and maps summarizing West Nile Virus activity in Canada during the West Nile Virus season (May to October).

Public Health Ontario (PHO) - Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance Reports

  • PHO publishes weekly reports during the summer and fall seasons and an annual summary report. Weekly reports and maps summarizing the major vector-borne diseases of public health importance in Ontario, including: West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and eastern equine encephalitis virus​. 

Mental Health

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Research Publications

  • Research publications include annual reports, e-Bulletins offering survey highlights of the Ontario population and the Research newsletter CAMH Science.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey

  • The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is a population survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12. This self-administered, anonymous survey is conducted across the province every two years with the purpose of identifying epidemiological trends in student drug use, mental health, physical activity, and risk behaviour, as well as identifying risk and protective factors.

Resources

OpenEpi – Epidemiologic Calculators

  • OpenEpi provides statistics for counts and measurements in descriptive and analytic studies, stratified analysis with exact confidence limits, matched pair and person-time analysis, sample size and power calculations, random numbers, sensitivity, specificity and other evaluation statistics, R x C tables, chi-square for dose-response, and links to other useful sites.

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

  • The NCCMT focuses on providing leadership and expertise in sharing what works in public health

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Public Health Programs

  • Public information about the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's mandatory public health programs and services targeted at prevention of disease, health promotion and health protection.  

Socio-Demographics

Community Information Database (CID)

  • A free internet-based tool providing social, economic and demographic data for all communities and regions across Canada.  
  • The CID provides:
    • Access to over 500 pieces of data about communities or regions, including: population, education, income, employment, families
    • An interactive map for displaying and accessing data
    • A tool to learn more about rural Canada

Community Data Consortium (CDC)

  • The Community Data Consortium (CDC) is a gateway for municipalities and community based organizations to access data from Statistics Canada and other institutions in order to identify and better understand the social and economic trends within their individual communities.
  • This site provides free, limited public access to the wealth of social data, reports and mapping tools currently available to CDC members.

Statistics Canada - Census

  • The Census provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people.  

Statistics Canada - Community Profiles

  • Community level information from the 2006 Census of Population.  

Tobacco & Substance Use  

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

  • CCSA's most recent statistical research, including the 2004 Canadian Addiction Survey, as well as other Canadian, multi-national and international data studies are available on the website.

Health Canada – Canadian Alcohol & Other Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS)

  • On-going general population survey of alcohol and illicit drug use among Canadians aged 15 years and older, that was launched in April 2008. Derived from and similar to the Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS) of 2004, CADUMS was designed to provide detailed national and provincial estimates of alcohol and drug-related behaviours and outcomes.

Health Canada – Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS)

  • The survey's primary objective is to track changes in smoking status and amount smoked, especially for 15-24-year-olds, who are most at risk for taking up smoking.

Health Canada – Youth Smoking Survey (YSS)

  • The Youth Smoking Survey provides timely and accurate monitoring of the tobacco use in school aged children (grades 6-12).

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey

  • The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is a population survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12. This self-administered, anonymous survey is conducted across the province every two years with the purpose of identifying epidemiological trends in student drug use, mental health, physical activity, and risk behaviour, as well as identifying risk and protective factors.

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

  • Ontario-based research network that is recognized as a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training and as a respected source of science based information on tobacco control.

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit – Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System (TIMS)

  • TIMS is an innovative web-based application designed to provide easy access to reliable, up-to-date data on key tobacco control indicators.