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Health Reports, May 2015

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Released: 2015-05-20

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

The first article, "Assessment of the quality of the childhood physical abuse measure in the National Population Health Survey," assesses the quality of a question on childhood physical abuse that was asked as part of the National Population Health Survey. Associations between response patterns to the question on abuse and the health conditions related to childhood physical abuse are examined.

For more information on this article, contact Patrick Gaebel (; 613-957-2983), Public Health Agency of Canada.

The second article is "Performance of the Cancer Risk Management Model Lung Cancer Screening Module." The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) demonstrated that low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening reduces lung cancer mortality in a high-risk US population. A microsimulation model of LDCT screening was developed to estimate the impact of introducing population-based screening in Canada. This study describes that model and assesses how well it reproduces the main outcomes of the NLST.

For more information on this article, contact William Flanagan (; 613-854-8625), Health Analysis Division.

The May 2015 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 26, no. 5 (Catalogue number82-003-X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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