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  • For each data source, information about data collection and analytical methods, limitations, the citation and additional resources can be found on the Data Sources and Methods page.

A variety of data sources have been used to populate the Peel Health Status Data website. A description of weighting and release guidelines, analytical methods, and limitations are described for each source. Where applicable, links to other resources that describe the data are also provided.



canadian census

early development instrument (EDI)

Vital Statistics

birth registration


Administrative Data

emergency department visits


institute for clinical evaluative sciences (ICES)

therapeutic abortions

Registry Data

better outcomes registry and network (BORN)


cancer system quality index (CSQI)

Survey Data

national household survey (NHS)

canadian community health survey (CCHS)
up to 2013/2014

ontario student drug use and health survey (OSDUHS)

rapid risk factor surveillance system (RRFSS)

peel infant feeding survey (PIFS)

Surveillance Data

congenital anomalies

integrated public health information system (iPHIS)

Other Data

population estimates

population projections


international classification of diseases

peel data zones

Please direct any questions to ZZG-Health Status Data.

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