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Health Reports, March 2015

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Released: 2015-03-18

The March 2015 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles.

The first article, "Canadian Health Measures Survey: A tool for immigrant health research?," evaluates the representativeness of the pooled 2007/2009 and 2009/2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) immigrant sample by comparing it with socio-demographic distributions from the 2006 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey, and with selected self-reported health and health behaviour indicators from the 2009/2010 Canadian Community Health Survey. The aim is to understand the strengths and limitations of the combined CHMS data for analysis of immigrant health.

For more information on this article, contact Edward Ng (; 613-853-6760), Statistics Canada, Health Analysis Division.

The second article, "A spatial analysis of COPD prevalence, incidence, mortality and health service use in Ontario," is a population-based ecological analysis that examines physician-diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence, incidence, mortality, and health care services use in Ontario over a 10-year period. Data were mapped and analyzed at the sub-Local Health Integration Network level.

For more information on this article, contact Eric Crighton (, University of Ottawa.

The March 2015 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 26, 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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