Canadian Health Measures Survey: Household and physical measures data, 2009 to 2011

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Household and physical measures data from cycle 2 of the survey are now available, including data on height and weight, neck circumference, blood pressure, spirometry (lung health), and aerobic and musculoskeletal fitness.

Additional Canadian Health Measures Survey data will be available on November 21, 2012 (activity monitor, indoor air and non-environmental laboratory data) and April 17, 2013 (laboratory environmental data).

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number5071.

The publication Canadian Health Measures Survey: Cycle 2 Data Tables, 2009 to 2011 (Catalogue number82-626-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

The following Health Fact Sheets (Catalogue number82-625-X, free) are also available: "Aerobic fitness of Canadians, 2009 to 2011", "Blood pressure of Canadian adults, 2009 to 2011", "Blood pressure of Canadian children and youth, 2009 to 2011", "Body composition of Canadian adults, 2009 to 2011", "Body mass index of Canadian children and youth, 2009 to 2011," "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Canadians, 2009 to 2011" and "Muscular strength of Canadians, 2009 to 2011".

Also released today, the studies "Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: Results from the 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey", and "Comparison of waist circumference using the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health protocols", are now available in Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 3 (Catalogue number82-003-X, free).

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116;, or the Media Hotline (613-951-4636;