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Health indicators by Aboriginal identity, 2011 to 2014

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Released: 2016-12-09

Health indicators tables are available using combined data from the 2011 to 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. These tables provide data by Aboriginal identity (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, Inuit and the non-Aboriginal population), age group and sex.

Data are available on more than 30 health indicators, including perceived health, smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, physical activity during leisure time, obesity, high blood pressure, drinking, fruit and vegetable consumption, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and life stress.

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The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) collects a wide range of self-reported information about the health status of Canadians, factors determining their health status and their use of health care services.

The CCHS covers the population 12 years of age and over living in every province and territory. Excluded from the survey's coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements in the provinces; full-time members of the Canadian Forces; the institutionalized population; and persons living in the Quebec health regions of Nunavik and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James. Altogether, these exclusions represent less than 3% of the total Canadian population aged 12 and over.


The publication Health Indicators, 2016, no. 3 (Catalogue number82-221-X), is now available.

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