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Canadian Community Health Survey: Public use microdata file, 2017/2018

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Released: 2020-06-19

The Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File (PUMF) for the 2017/2018 reference period is now available. In 2017 and 2018, data were collected in all provinces and territories from approximately 110,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households.

The file provides data for 97 health regions or combined health regions across Canada on a wide range of topics. The data include information on: physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure to second hand smoke, alcohol consumption, general health, chronic health conditions, food security and use of health care services. It also provides information on the socio-demographic, income and labour force characteristics of the population.

The PUMF is provided using the Electronic File Transfer service.

  Note to readers

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

The combined data from 2017/2018 were released in The Daily on October 22, 2019.


The product Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2017/2018 (Catalogue number82M0013X), is now available from the Data module of our website under the Public Use Microdata tab.

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