Health Reports, November 2012

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

Related subjects

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]

PDF version

Previous release

The November 2012 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains three articles.

The first article, "Health behaviour changes after diagnosis of chronic illness among Canadians aged 50 or older," examines changes in smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and diet in a representative sample of Canadians aged 50 or older diagnosed with a major chronic condition. Results are from 12 years of longitudinal data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey.

For more information on this article, contact Pamela Ramage-Morin (613-951-1760;, Health Analysis Division.

The second article, "The physical and mental health of Inuit children of teenage mothers," compares physical health and behavioural outcomes for 2- to 5-year-old Inuit children of teenage (began childbearing at ages 12 to 19) and older (began childbearing at age 25 or older) mothers. This study is based on the results of the 2006 Aboriginal Children's Survey.

For more information on this article, contact Anne Guèvremont (613-951-2432;, Health Analysis Division.

The third article, "Iron sufficiency of Canadians," uses data from cycle 2 (2009 to 2011) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey to update estimates of the iron status of Canadians. These data allow for the examination of associations between selected socio-demographic and health variables and measures of iron status.

For more information on this article, contact Media Relations at Health Canada (613-957-2983).

The November 2012 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 4 (Catalogue number82-003-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

For more information, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136;

For information about Health Reports, contact Janice Felman (613-951-6446;, Health Analysis Division.