As in previous years, statistical analysis was completed to determine how “close” observed rates of paediatric deaths are to that expected in the context of one of two standard populations – paediatric coroner’s investigations, or child deaths in Ontario. 

In some cases, no statistical analysis could be completed because of limitations arising from the nature of the data, the size of the populations, or challenges with data as discussed above.

In this section of the annual report, basic statistical analyses have been utilized to support the presentation of available data.