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Health Reports, July 2015

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Released: 2015-07-15

The July 2015 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles: "Comparison of Physical Activity Adult Questionnaire results with accelerometer data" and "Prevalence of hearing loss among Canadians aged 20 to 79: Audiometric results from the 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey."

Discrepancies between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity are well-known. For the purpose of validation, "Comparison of Physical Activity Adult Questionnaire results with accelerometer data" compares a new self-reported physical activity questionnaire with an existing one and with accelerometer data collected at one site of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) in 2013. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire was administered to respondents during the household interview, and the new Physical Activity for Adults Questionnaire was administered during a subsequent visit to a mobile examination centre. At the mobile examination centre, respondents were given an accelerometer to wear for seven days.

For more information on this article, contact Didier Garriguet (didier.garriguet@statcan.gc.ca; 613-854-7155), Health Analysis Division.

The 2012/2013 CHMS (cycle 3) collected audiometric and self-reported data to estimate the prevalence of hearing loss and limitations in a population-based sample of Canadians. "Prevalence of hearing loss among Canadians aged 20 to 79: Audiometric results from the 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey" presents an analysis of CHMS audiometric and self-reported hearing data for adults aged 20 to 79.

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

Products

The July 2015 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 26, no. 7 (Catalogue number82-003-X) is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

The article "Walk Score® and the prevalence of utilitarian walking and obesity among Ontario adults: A cross-sectional study" is also available in the July 2015 online issue of Health Reports.

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