Health Data Resources

Local (Peel, Halton, Toronto)

Peel Public Health: Statistics - Data tables on Health related issues affecting Peel residents (Health behavious, chronic diseases, mortality, injuries, etc)

Peel Data Centre - Data on Peel demographics, health,and other socio-economic indicators

Halton Health Statistics - Includes reports on infectious diseases, chronic disease and family health

Toronto Community Health Profiles - Comprehensive data resource covering many health topics affecting Toronto neighbourhoods

Wellbeing Toronto - City of Toronto Online Health Indicators Map App

Toronto Population Health Statistics - Selected Health Indicators for Toronto

 

Ontario

Public Health Ontario - Select "Data & Analysis" from the left menu

Ontario Community Health Profiles Partnership (OCHPP) - Ontario Health Profiles

Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) Profiles (including Peel-Halton, Toronto) - Population Health Profiles by Health Region

Health Data Branch Web Portal (Registration required) - Access Ontario Health data from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Hospital Wait Times - ER and Surgery, MRI, and CT Wait times

Health Professions Database - Includes Healthcare Profession Stat books

 

Canada

Statistics Canada

Canada Yearbook: Health (2012 and past years) - Statistical Yearbooks for Canada each include a chapter on Health

Statistics Canada – Search for Health Data Tables

Health Reports

Health Indicators

Fact Sheets

Health Survey Data (<odesi>) - Microdata from a Canada's collection of Health Surveys

 

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Health Statistics - CIHR has a wealth of health statistics on Canadians

 

Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI)

CIHI includes many statistics on the health and well being of Canadians. These two resources are the best entrances into the CIHI databases.

 

United States

The Centres of Disease Control (CDC) is the primary national public health organization of the United States. It has a wealth of public health data statistics available from its website. These links provide the best means of accessing this rich resource.

 

Childstats.gov - Key national indicators of the health of American children

HealthData.gov - One stop health data portal for United States combining resources of several health agencies

 

International

World Health Organization (WHO) - The WHO collects global health information

World Bank: Health Statistics - Health data tables from the World Bank

OECD Library -- Key Tables on Health - The Organisation of Economic and C-operative Development's includes key table of health indicators

European Union - Health Data - Data on the Health of EU citizens

Database of Online Health Statistics from Institute of Health Economics - Catalogue of Health Statistical resources

United Nations Population Information Network - Population resources from the United Nations

 

Writing about Data and Citing Data Sources

The Vancouver Style is a common citation style in many medical journals.

Writing with Statistics in APA (from Purdue OWL)

How to Cite Statistics Canada Products

Quick Guide to Data Citation from ICPSR

How to Cite Datasets in APA and MLA Styles (from Michigan State University Libraries)