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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

  • Articles and reports: 82-622-X2018001
    Description:

    The purpose of this working paper is to define the concept of peer groups, to give an overview of how they are created and to demonstrate their usefulness.

    Release date: 2018-12-14

  • 3. Health Trends Archived
    Table: 82-213-X
    Description:

    This product presents comparable time-series data for a range of health indicators from a number of sources including the Canadian Community Health Survey, Vital Statistics, and Canadian Cancer Registry. The application is designed to give quick access to recent trends that can be customized by indicator or by geography.

    Release date: 2014-06-12

  • 4. Health Profile Archived
    Profile of a community or region: 82-228-X
    Description:

    This application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data for a selected health region or census metropolitan area, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select a different area for comparison. The Health Profile features sub-provincial data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's vital statistics, Canadian Cancer Registry, the Canadian Community Health Survey, and Census of Population, as well as hospitalization data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

    Release date: 2014-04-16

  • 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

  • Thematic map: 82-583-X
    Description:

    This publication presents a series of thematic maps showing the subprovincial variations for selected health indicators based on the latest data available from different data sources. Reference maps showing the boundaries of health regions in Canada are also available.

    Release date: 2011-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201000311333
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This study uses data from Statistics Canada's 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey to investigate the relationship between age, geographic region and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia.

    Release date: 2010-09-15

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X200900210872
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines geographical variations in 30-day revascularization rates and 30-day in-hospital mortality rates for Canadian heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) patients. The data are from the Health Person-Oriented Information Database and pertain to health regions with at least 100,000 population in seven provinces for the years 1995/1996 and 2003/2004.

    Release date: 2009-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X200800210552
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    With data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, this article compares rates of community belonging at the provincial or territorial and health region levels. Associations between community belonging and mental and general health are examined.

    Release date: 2008-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110370
    Description:

    Many countries conduct surveys that focus specifically on their population's health. Because health plays a key role in most aspects of life, health data are also often collected in population surveys on other topics. The subject matter of population health surveys broadly encompasses physical and mental heath, dental health, disabilities, substance abuse, health risk factors, nutrition, health promotion, health care utilization and quality, health coverage, and costs. Some surveys focus on specific health conditions, whereas others aim to obtain an overall health assessment. Health is often an important component in longitudinal studies, particularly in birth and aging cohorts. Information about health can be collected by respondents' reports (for themselves and sometimes for others), by medical examinations, and by collecting biological measures. There is a serious concern about the accuracy of health information collected by respondents' reports. Logistical issues, cost considerations, and respondent cooperation feature prominently when the information is collected by medical examinations. Ethical and privacy issues are often important, particularly when DNA and biomarkers are involved. International comparability of health measures is of growing importance. This paper reviews the methodology for a range of health surveys and will discuss the challenges in obtaining accurate data in this field.

    Release date: 2008-03-17
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  • 1. Health Trends Archived
    Table: 82-213-X
    Description:

    This product presents comparable time-series data for a range of health indicators from a number of sources including the Canadian Community Health Survey, Vital Statistics, and Canadian Cancer Registry. The application is designed to give quick access to recent trends that can be customized by indicator or by geography.

    Release date: 2014-06-12

  • 2. Health Profile Archived
    Profile of a community or region: 82-228-X
    Description:

    This application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data for a selected health region or census metropolitan area, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select a different area for comparison. The Health Profile features sub-provincial data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's vital statistics, Canadian Cancer Registry, the Canadian Community Health Survey, and Census of Population, as well as hospitalization data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

    Release date: 2014-04-16

  • 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

  • Thematic map: 82-583-X
    Description:

    This publication presents a series of thematic maps showing the subprovincial variations for selected health indicators based on the latest data available from different data sources. Reference maps showing the boundaries of health regions in Canada are also available.

    Release date: 2011-10-25

  • Table: 82-576-X
    Description:

    The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) Profiles present a series of variables by different geographies, such as health regions, census metropolitan areas and rural/urban groups. Also available are profiles of linguistic minorities, Aboriginals and immigrants. The data provide information on the following variables: self-rated health, self-esteem, body mass index, arthritis/rheumatism, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, pain or discomfort, risk of depression, injuries, functional health, two-week disability days, activity limitation, smoking, frequency of heavy drinking, leisure time activities, fruit and vegetable consumption, decision latitude at work, social support, stress, exposure to second-hand smoke, influenza immunization, mammogram screenings, Pap tests, contact with health care providers, contact with dental professionals, contact with medical doctors, and contact with professionals for mental health. Data were collected from over 130,000 respondents, aged 12 or older, residing in households across all provinces and territories.

    Release date: 2005-06-30

  • Table: 82-577-X
    Description:

    Optional content to the Canadian Community Health Survey was negotiated by some provinces or territories and for some health regions. The data from that content provide information on the following variables: self esteem, mastery, alcohol dependence, sedentary activities, changes made to improve health, decision latitude at work, home care utilization, social support, influenza immunization, bicycle-helmet use, condom use, tobacco alternatives, smoking cessation aids, physical check-up, eye examination, dental visits, breast examinations and breast self-examinations, blood pressure check, suicidal thoughts and attempts, distress, moods, and spirituality.

    Related tables to the Canadian Community Health Survey provide information on the following variables: unmet health-care needs, prostate-specific antigen and former smokers.

    Release date: 2003-03-03

  • 7. Community Profiles Archived
    Profile of a community or region: 93F0053X
    Description:

    The 2001 Community Profiles provide 2001 Census data for close to 6,000 communities, as well as for large and smaller metropolitan areas. These profiles contain free information for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian reserves and settlements, etc.), for counties or their equivalents and for metropolitan areas, as well as data for 2003 health regions. Additional information on data quality, definitions, data quality indexes, special notes and other supporting text is available.

    Release date: 2002-06-27
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  • Articles and reports: 82-622-X2018001
    Description:

    The purpose of this working paper is to define the concept of peer groups, to give an overview of how they are created and to demonstrate their usefulness.

    Release date: 2018-12-14

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201000311333
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This study uses data from Statistics Canada's 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey to investigate the relationship between age, geographic region and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia.

    Release date: 2010-09-15

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X200900210872
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines geographical variations in 30-day revascularization rates and 30-day in-hospital mortality rates for Canadian heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) patients. The data are from the Health Person-Oriented Information Database and pertain to health regions with at least 100,000 population in seven provinces for the years 1995/1996 and 2003/2004.

    Release date: 2009-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X200800210552
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    With data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, this article compares rates of community belonging at the provincial or territorial and health region levels. Associations between community belonging and mental and general health are examined.

    Release date: 2008-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110370
    Description:

    Many countries conduct surveys that focus specifically on their population's health. Because health plays a key role in most aspects of life, health data are also often collected in population surveys on other topics. The subject matter of population health surveys broadly encompasses physical and mental heath, dental health, disabilities, substance abuse, health risk factors, nutrition, health promotion, health care utilization and quality, health coverage, and costs. Some surveys focus on specific health conditions, whereas others aim to obtain an overall health assessment. Health is often an important component in longitudinal studies, particularly in birth and aging cohorts. Information about health can be collected by respondents' reports (for themselves and sometimes for others), by medical examinations, and by collecting biological measures. There is a serious concern about the accuracy of health information collected by respondents' reports. Logistical issues, cost considerations, and respondent cooperation feature prominently when the information is collected by medical examinations. Ethical and privacy issues are often important, particularly when DNA and biomarkers are involved. International comparability of health measures is of growing importance. This paper reviews the methodology for a range of health surveys and will discuss the challenges in obtaining accurate data in this field.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200600110447
    Description:

    The classification and identification of locations where persons report to be more or less healthy or have more or less social capital, within a specific area such as a health region, is tremendously helpful for understanding place and health associations. The objective of the proposed study is to classify and map areas within the Zone 6 Health Region (Figure 1) of Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality and Annapolis Valley regions) according to health status (Dimension 1) and social capital (Dimension 2). We abstracted responses to questions about self-reported health status, mental health, and social capital from the master files of the Canadian Community Health Survey (Cycles 1.1, 1.2 and 2.1), National Population Health Survey (Cycle 5), and the General Social Survey (Cycles 13, 14, 17, and 18). Responses were geocoded using the Statistics Canada Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF+) and imported into a geographical information system (GIS) so that the postal code associated with the response will be assigned to a latitude and longitude within the Nova Scotia Zone 6 health region. Kernel density estimators and additional spatial interpolators were used to develop statistically-smoothed surfaces of the distribution of respondent values for each question. The smoothing process eliminates the possibility of revealing individual respondent location and confidential Statistics Canada sampling frame information. Using responses from similar questions across multiple surveys improves the likelihood of detecting heterogeneity among the responses within the health region area, as well as the accuracy of the smoothed map classification.

    Release date: 2008-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016258
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    To fill statistical gaps in the areas of health determinants, health status and health system usage by the Canadian population at the health region levels (sub-provincial areas or regions of interest to health authorities), Statistics Canada established a new survey called the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). The CCHS consists of two separate components: a regional survey in the first year and a provincial survey in the second year. The main purpose of the regional survey, for which collection took place between September 2000 and October 2001, was to produce cross-sectional estimates for 136 health regions in Canada, based on a sample of more than 134,000 respondents. This article focuses on the various measures taken at the time of data collection to ensure a high level of quality for this large-scale survey.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046317
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article presents a profile of variations in disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) by health region.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S200200113264
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The study examined the characteristics of people who reported their health as poor or fair in the Canadian Community Health Survey of 2000/01. The results expand on the conclusions of an article titled "The health of Canada's communities," released in The daily on July 4. That article found that self-perceived health status differed substantially between health regions and that regional socio-economic factors were clearly associated with average health status in each region. People living in large metropolitan areas and urban centres, where education levels are high, had the highest life expectancies in all of Canada. At the other end of the spectrum, people living in remote northern communities, where education levels are lower, had poorer health.

    This new article examines the extent to which this regional variation is attributable to the composition of the population within each health region, rather than to the socio-economic context of the region.

    Release date: 2002-07-04
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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
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