This section outlines 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 public health units in Ontario, receive data from various sources on a regular basis. Most data are received from Statistics Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Cancer Care Ontario.
It is important to understand the nature of the data to ensure it is interpreted correctly. Additional data sources may be added to HealthSTATS as its content grows.