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  • Public use microdata: 82M0013X
    Description:

    The public use microdata file (PUMF) from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) provides data for health regions and combinations of health regions across Canada. Over the two year period, data are based on interviews with approximately 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.

    The files include information on a wide range of topics, including: physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure to second hand smoke, alcohol consumption, general health, chronic health conditions, injuries, and use of health care services. It also provides information on the socio-demographic, income and labour force characteristics of the population.

    Release date: 2020-06-19

  • Geographic files and documentation: 82-402-X
    Description:

    Health regions are defined by the provinces and represent administrative areas or regions of interest to health authorities. This product contains correspondence files (linking health regions to latest Census geographic codes) and digital boundary files. User documentation provides an overview of health regions, sources, methods, limitations and product description (file format and layout).

    In addition to the geographic files, this product also includes Census data (basic profile) for health regions.

    Release date: 2018-12-14

  • Public use microdata: 82M0021X
    Description:

    This public use microdata file (PUMF) from the Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health provides cross-sectional estimates at provincial and national levels. Data are based on interviews with approximately 25,000 respondents aged 15 or older residing in households in all provinces.

    The survey collected information about mental health status, access to and perceived need for formal and informal services and supports, functioning and disability, and covariates.

    It is published on DVD, with a built-in Beyond 20/20 application.

    Release date: 2014-04-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201200111633
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper explains the methodology for creating Geozones, which are area-based thresholds of population characteristics derived from census data, which can be used in the analysis of social or economic differences in health and health service utilization.

    Release date: 2012-03-21

  • Table: 82-623-X
    Description:

    This publication provides data users, health professionals and individual Canadians with a tabular overview of results from cycle 1 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey. The data were collected from March 2007 to March 2009. The publication presents a compilation of tables produced at the Canada level, by sex and age groups for various directly measured health measures. Additional tables will be added as a result of future data releases.

    Release date: 2010-08-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200800010962
    Description:

    The ÉLDEQ initiated a special data gathering project in March 2008 with the collection of biological materials from 1,973 families. During a typical visit, a nurse collects a blood or saliva sample from the selected child, makes a series of measurements (anthropometry, pulse rate and blood pressure) and administers questionnaires. Planned and supervised by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec (ISQ) and the Université de Montréal, the study is being conducted in cooperation with two private firms and a number of hospitals. This article examines the choice of collection methods, the division of effort among the various players, the sequence of communications and contacts with respondents, the tracing of families who are not contacted, and follow-up on the biological samples. Preliminary field results are also presented.

    Release date: 2009-12-03

  • Table: 82-401-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This Internet publication presents comparable health indicators for Canada, the provinces and territories. Indicators have been jointly selected by provincial and territorial health ministries, and Health Canada. Comparable Health Indicators address primary health care, home care, other programs and services, catastrophic drug coverage and pharmaceutical management, diagnostic and medical equipment, health human resources and healthy Canadians.

    Release date: 2009-05-25

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 82-622-X2008003
    Description:

    Since 2007/2008, Statistics Canada has centred analysis of data holdings related to health as well as our program of dissemination of health research within the new Health Information and Research Division (HIRD).

    The new division has launched a comprehensive approach to analytical planning including environmental scanning and consultation; establishment of strategic multi-year priorities for health research at Statistics Canada; a process of project selection and review that ensures that analytical effort addresses our priorities; metrics to measure our adherence to priorities and the impact of our analytical effort; and communication and dissemination of analytical plans.

    This multi-year analytical plan identifies the key high-level priority areas for Statistics Canada's investment in health research for 2008/2009 to 2010/2011, and serves as a blueprint for subsequent operational research planning.

    Release date: 2009-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X200800310681
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article describes the methods used to link census data from the long-form questionnaire to mortality data, and reports simple findings for the major groups, defined by income, education, occupation, language and ethnicity, Aboriginal or visible minority status, and disability status.

    Release date: 2008-09-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110403
    Description:

    This paper reports research to introduce model-assisted estimation into the American Community Survey (ACS), a large-scale ongoing survey intended to replace the long-form sample in the U.S. decennial censuses. The proposed application integrates information from administrative records into ACS estimation. The approach to model-assisted estimation restricts the use of the administrative records to adjustments to the survey weights, while retaining the data on characteristics reported by respondents in the ACS. Although the ACS is a general-purpose survey not specifically tied to health, this case study may suggest possible methodological applications in areas of health statistics.

    Release date: 2008-03-17
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  • Public use microdata: 82M0013X
    Description:

    The public use microdata file (PUMF) from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) provides data for health regions and combinations of health regions across Canada. Over the two year period, data are based on interviews with approximately 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.

    The files include information on a wide range of topics, including: physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure to second hand smoke, alcohol consumption, general health, chronic health conditions, injuries, and use of health care services. It also provides information on the socio-demographic, income and labour force characteristics of the population.

    Release date: 2020-06-19

  • Public use microdata: 82M0021X
    Description:

    This public use microdata file (PUMF) from the Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health provides cross-sectional estimates at provincial and national levels. Data are based on interviews with approximately 25,000 respondents aged 15 or older residing in households in all provinces.

    The survey collected information about mental health status, access to and perceived need for formal and informal services and supports, functioning and disability, and covariates.

    It is published on DVD, with a built-in Beyond 20/20 application.

    Release date: 2014-04-03

  • Table: 82-623-X
    Description:

    This publication provides data users, health professionals and individual Canadians with a tabular overview of results from cycle 1 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey. The data were collected from March 2007 to March 2009. The publication presents a compilation of tables produced at the Canada level, by sex and age groups for various directly measured health measures. Additional tables will be added as a result of future data releases.

    Release date: 2010-08-16

  • Table: 82-401-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This Internet publication presents comparable health indicators for Canada, the provinces and territories. Indicators have been jointly selected by provincial and territorial health ministries, and Health Canada. Comparable Health Indicators address primary health care, home care, other programs and services, catastrophic drug coverage and pharmaceutical management, diagnostic and medical equipment, health human resources and healthy Canadians.

    Release date: 2009-05-25

  • Table: 61-534-X
    Description:

    This publication describes the evolution of the Canadian business environment in light of economic changes in Canada from 1991 to 2001. The publication shows business and employment dynamics in Canada during this period. It provides (1) statistics that show the direct impact of these changes on business creation (firm births) and business destruction (firm deaths); (2) the relative share and distribution of businesses and employment across various categories of firms (Size - small, medium and large size firms, Industry - low-knowledge, medium-knowledge and high-knowledge industries, as well as goods and services industries and by Geography-Province); and (3) it examines survival rates of newly created businesses (lifespan of new businesses).

    Release date: 2006-03-10

  • Table: 89-581-X
    Description:

    The 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a post-censal survey of adults and children who are limited because of a physical condition or health problem. A sample of those persons who answered "Yes" to the 2001 Census disability filter questions were included in the PALS survey population. Approximately 35,000 adults and 8,000 children living in private or collective households in the 10 provinces were selected to participate in the survey. The data were collected in the fall of 2001.

    These tables contain data on the use of and need for supports for adults with disabilities, by sex and age groups, for Canada and the provinces.

    Note: For a detailed analysis, please see the document A Profile of Disability in Canada, 2001 (Catalogue no. 89-577-XIE).

    Release date: 2003-03-25

  • Public use microdata: 12M0014X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This report presents a brief overview of the information collected in Cycle 14 of the General Social Survey (GSS). Cycle 14 is the first cycle to collect detailed information on access to and use of information communication technology in Canada. Topics include general use of technology and computers, technology in the workplace, development of computer skills, frequency of Internet and E-mail use, non-users and security and information on the Internet. The target population of the GSS is all individuals aged 15 and over living in a private household in one of the ten provinces.

    Release date: 2001-06-29

  • Table: 82-570-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This is the second version of the Statistical report on the health of Canadians. Like the original in 1996, this report provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of the health status of Canadians and the major determinants of that status. The original report was created for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health, which has also commissioned this update. The broad purpose of the report is to help policy-makers and program planners identify priority issues and measure progress in the domain of population health.

    The Statistical report is meant to be a tool for learning as well as planning. The data identify populations at risk; suggest associations between health determinants, health status, and population characteristics; raise questions about the reasons for the widespread differences among the provinces and territories; and illustrate areas where Canada's health information system is robust, and others where it is relatively weak. These and other themes are touched on in the 11 section introductions of the Statistical Report and developed more fully in the companion publication, Toward a healthy future: second report on the health of Canadians. These publications are available at the Health Canada web site at: http://www.hc-sc.ca.

    Release date: 1999-09-16
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Analysis (30) (0 to 10 of 30 results)

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201200111633
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper explains the methodology for creating Geozones, which are area-based thresholds of population characteristics derived from census data, which can be used in the analysis of social or economic differences in health and health service utilization.

    Release date: 2012-03-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200800010962
    Description:

    The ÉLDEQ initiated a special data gathering project in March 2008 with the collection of biological materials from 1,973 families. During a typical visit, a nurse collects a blood or saliva sample from the selected child, makes a series of measurements (anthropometry, pulse rate and blood pressure) and administers questionnaires. Planned and supervised by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec (ISQ) and the Université de Montréal, the study is being conducted in cooperation with two private firms and a number of hospitals. This article examines the choice of collection methods, the division of effort among the various players, the sequence of communications and contacts with respondents, the tracing of families who are not contacted, and follow-up on the biological samples. Preliminary field results are also presented.

    Release date: 2009-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X200800310681
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article describes the methods used to link census data from the long-form questionnaire to mortality data, and reports simple findings for the major groups, defined by income, education, occupation, language and ethnicity, Aboriginal or visible minority status, and disability status.

    Release date: 2008-09-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110403
    Description:

    This paper reports research to introduce model-assisted estimation into the American Community Survey (ACS), a large-scale ongoing survey intended to replace the long-form sample in the U.S. decennial censuses. The proposed application integrates information from administrative records into ACS estimation. The approach to model-assisted estimation restricts the use of the administrative records to adjustments to the survey weights, while retaining the data on characteristics reported by respondents in the ACS. Although the ACS is a general-purpose survey not specifically tied to health, this case study may suggest possible methodological applications in areas of health statistics.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110412
    Description:

    The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) represents Statistics Canada's first health survey employing a comprehensive battery of direct physical measurements of health. The CHMS will be collecting directly measured health data on a representative sample of 5000 Canadians aged 6 to 79 in 2007 to 2009. After a comprehensive in-home health interview, respondents report to a mobile examination centre where direct health measures are performed. Measures include fitness tests, anthropometry, objective physical activity monitoring, spirometry, blood pressure measurements, oral health measures and blood and urine sampling. Blood and urine are analyzed for measures of chronic disease, infectious disease, nutritional indicators and environmental biomarkers. This survey has many unique and peculiar challenges rarely experienced by most Statistics Canada surveys; some of these challenges are described in this paper. The data collected through the CHMS is unique and represents a valuable health surveillance and research resource for Canada.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110413
    Description:

    The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has been conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics for over forty years. The survey collects information on the health and nutritional status of the United States population using in-person interviews and standardized physical examinations conducted in mobile examination centers. During the course of these forty years, numerous lessons have been learned about the conduct of a survey using direct physical measures. Examples of these "lessons learned" are described and provide a guide for other organizations and countries as they plan similar surveys.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110414
    Description:

    In Finland the first national health examination surveys were carried out in the 1960s. Comprehensive surveys of nationally representative population samples have been carried out in 1978 to 1980 (The Mini-Finland Health Survey) and in 2000 to 2001 (Health 2000). Surveys of cardiovascular risk factors, so called FinRisk surveys, have assessed their trends every five years. The health examination surveys are an important tool of health monitoring, and, linked with registers also a rich source of data for epidemiological research. The paper also gives examples on reports published from several of these studies.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110419
    Description:

    Health services research generally relies on observational data to compare outcomes of patients receiving different therapies. Comparisons of patient groups in observational studies may be biased, in that outcomes differ due to both the effects of treatment and the effects of patient prognosis. In some cases, especially when data are collected on detailed clinical risk factors, these differences can be controlled for using statistical or epidemiological methods. In other cases, when unmeasured characteristics of the patient population affect both the decision to provide therapy and the outcome, these differences cannot be removed using standard techniques. Use of health administrative data requires particular cautions in undertaking observational studies since important clinical information does not exist. We discuss several statistical and epidemiological approaches to remove overt (measurable) and hidden (unmeasurable) bias in observational studies. These include regression model-based case-mix adjustment, propensity-based matching, redefining the exposure variable of interest, and the econometric technique of instrumental variable (IV) analysis. These methods are illustrated using examples from the medical literature including prediction of one-year mortality following heart attack; the return to health care spending in higher spending U.S. regions in terms of clinical and financial benefits; and the long-term survival benefits of invasive cardiac management of heart attack patients. It is possible to use health administrative data for observational studies provided careful attention is paid to addressing issues of reverse causation and unmeasured confounding.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110421
    Description:

    In an effort to increase response rates and decrease costs, many survey operations have begun to use several modes to collect relevant data. While the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a multipurpose household health survey conducted annually by the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is primarily a face-to-face survey, interviewers also rely on the telephone to complete some interviews. This has raised questions about the quality of resulting data. To address these questions, data from the 2005 NHIS are used to analyze the impact of mode on eight key health indicators.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110431
    Description:

    We describe statistical disclosure control methods (SDC) developed for a public release Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) micro-data file. CHIRPP is a national injury surveillance database managed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). After describing CHIRPP, the paper includes a brief overview of basic SDC concepts, as an introduction to the process for selecting and developing the appropriate SDC methods for CHIRPP given its specific challenges and requirements. We then summarize some key results. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implication of this work for the health information field and closing remarks with respect to the some methodological issues for consideration.

    Release date: 2008-03-17
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  • Geographic files and documentation: 82-402-X
    Description:

    Health regions are defined by the provinces and represent administrative areas or regions of interest to health authorities. This product contains correspondence files (linking health regions to latest Census geographic codes) and digital boundary files. User documentation provides an overview of health regions, sources, methods, limitations and product description (file format and layout).

    In addition to the geographic files, this product also includes Census data (basic profile) for health regions.

    Release date: 2018-12-14

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 82-622-X2008003
    Description:

    Since 2007/2008, Statistics Canada has centred analysis of data holdings related to health as well as our program of dissemination of health research within the new Health Information and Research Division (HIRD).

    The new division has launched a comprehensive approach to analytical planning including environmental scanning and consultation; establishment of strategic multi-year priorities for health research at Statistics Canada; a process of project selection and review that ensures that analytical effort addresses our priorities; metrics to measure our adherence to priorities and the impact of our analytical effort; and communication and dissemination of analytical plans.

    This multi-year analytical plan identifies the key high-level priority areas for Statistics Canada's investment in health research for 2008/2009 to 2010/2011, and serves as a blueprint for subsequent operational research planning.

    Release date: 2009-01-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 82-225-X20060099203
    Description:

    The user guide to Death Clearance Feedback Reports is intended for users of the feedback reports. The feedback reports were developed to facilitate the exchange of information and decisions between the Canadian Cancer Registry and the Provincial and Territorial Cancer Registries.

    Release date: 2006-07-07
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