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Health Reports, April 2013

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Released: 2013-04-17

The April 2013 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles.

The first article, "Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and herpes simplex virus type 2: Results from the 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey," is the first in Canada to report laboratory-confirmed prevalence estimates for chlamydia and herpes simplex virus type 2 using a nationally representative sample. The analysis is based on physical measures data collected as part of the 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey, an ongoing survey conducted by Statistics Canada in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada.

For more information on this article, contact Michelle Rotermann (613-951-3166; michelle.rotermann@statcan.gc.ca), Health Analysis Division.

The second article, "Dietary habits of Aboriginal children," presents an overview of how often First Nations children living off reserve, Métis children and Inuit children aged 2 to 5 consume various types of food, including foods considered traditional or country among Aboriginal people. It is based on the results of Statistics Canada's 2006 Aboriginal Children's Survey.

For more information on this article, contact Leanne Findlay (613-951-4648; leanne.findlay@statcan.gc.ca), Health Analysis Division.

The April 2013 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 24, no. 4 (Catalogue number82-003-X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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