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August 2009 

The August 2009 online edition of Health Reports contains two articles.

"Diet quality in Canada" presents an adaptation of the American Healthy Eating Index and outlines results for Canada based on data from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey: Nutrition. For more information, contact Didier Garriguet (613-951-7187;, Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.

"Health status, preventive behaviour and risk factors among female nurses" compares the health status, preventive behaviour and risk factors of female nurses with those of other employed postsecondary-educated women. For more information, contact Pamela A. Ratner (604-822-7427;, University of British Columbia, or Richard Sawatzky (604-513-2121 ext. 3274;, Trinity Western University.

The August 2009 online edition of Health Reports, Vol. 20, no. 3 (82-003-X, free), is now available from the Publications module of our website.

For more information about Health Reports, contact Christine Wright (613-951-1765;, Health Analysis Division.