Health Reports, March 2014
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The March 2014 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles.
The first article, "Estimating the prevalence of COPD in Canada: Reported diagnosis versus measured airflow obstruction," compares prevalence estimates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on self-reports with those based on lung function measurements from cycle 1 of Statistics Canada's Canadian Health Measures Survey. This is the first time that lung function measurements have been reported for a nationally representative population in Canada.
For more information on this article, contact Jessica Evans (438-401-0091; email@example.com), McGill University.
The second article is "Mortality from diabetes mellitus, 2004 to 2008: A multiple-cause-of-death analysis." Cause-of-death data are typically based on the underlying cause, not on other causes that contributed to the death. However, single-cause mortality statistics may obscure the contribution of chronic conditions like diabetes mellitus, which is rarely an underlying cause of death. Recently, Statistics Canada created a dataset that electronically captures underlying and contributing causes recorded on death certificates. Using the Multiple Cause of Death file, this study presents a more complete picture of diabetes mellitus as a cause of death from 2004 to 2008.
For more information on this article, contact Jungwee Park (613-951-4598; firstname.lastname@example.org), Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.
The March 2014 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 25, no. 3 (Catalogue number82-003-X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.
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