Vital Statistics Mortality Data
The Office of the Registrar General (ORG) obtains information about mortality from death certificates in Ontario, as per the Vital Statistics Act (1990), which are completed by physicians.
Ontario Office of Registrar General (ORG), Service Ontario distributed by Ontario Ministry of Health: IntelliHealth Ontario
- The cause of death reported is the occurrence that starts the sequence of events leading to death.
- There may be some uncertainty in classifying deaths when there are multiple causes. Determining true cause of death may be influenced by the social or legal conditions surrounding the death and by the level of medical investigation, e.g. AIDS and suicide.
- Data are analyzed by the residence of the deceased, not where the death occurred. Records for Ontario residents who die outside of the province are not available and are therefore excluded. Otherwise, due to legal reporting requirements, registration of deaths is considered to be virtually complete.
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