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  • Journals and periodicals: 82-221-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Over 80 indicators measure the health of the Canadian population and the effectiveness of the health care system. Designed to provide comparable information at the health region and provincial/territorial levels, these data are produced from a wide range of the most recently available sources.

    This Internet publication is produced by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

    Release date: 2019-11-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201901000001
    Description:

    Using data spanning a decade (2007 to 2017) from cycles 1, 2 and 5 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, this study provides a comprehensive update of current fitness levels and a description of recent trends in the fitness levels of Canadian children and youth aged 6 to 19 years.

    Release date: 2019-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201901000002
    Description:

    This study developed age- and sex-specific normative-referenced percentile values for five physical fitness tests across a wide age range of Canadians, using a nationally representative sample. The data are from cycle 5 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2016 to 2017).

    Release date: 2019-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900900001
    Description:

    The purpose of this study is to examine how the association between walkability or an "activity friendly environment" and physical activity varies across the lifespan and by the various domains of physical activity in Canadians by combining the newly-developed Canadian Active Living Environments Database (Can-ALE) with two nationally-representative health surveys. Data are from the 2016 Can-ALE database, the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2009-2015), and the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015-2016).

    Release date: 2019-09-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019066
    Description:

    This infographic presents findings on the association between walkable neighbourhoods and physical activity by age and type of physical activity, as well as the association between walkability and obesity.

    Release date: 2019-09-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900800001
    Description:

    The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the accelerometer-measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels of Canadian adults by age and sex, and adherence to physical activity guidelines from 2007 through 2017. A secondary purpose is to examine how the 10-minute bout stipulation affects levels of MVPA and adherence to the current physical activity guidelines. Data are from Cycle 1 (2007 to 2009), Cycle 2 (2009 to 2011), Cycle 3 (2012 to 2013), Cycle 4 (2014 to 2015) and Cycle 5 (2016 to 2017) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

    Release date: 2019-08-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900700001
    Description:

    Statistics Canada developed a new Physical Activity for Youth Questionnaire (PAYQ) to address the limitations of previous self-reporting and objective measurement. PAYQ was subsequently implemented in both the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2014-2015) and the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015-2016). Using those surveys, this study compares accelerometer-measured and self-reported physical activity from the new PAYQ among Canadian youth.

    Release date: 2019-07-17

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019039
    Description:

    Regardless of age, sex or place of birth, people in Canada participate in sports for various different reasons. Using data from the 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home, this infographic highlights the proportion of people playing sports, the most popular sports in Canada and the benefits Canadians derive from participating in sports. Whether it be for family activity, competition or recreation, physical health and fitness, or making new friends and acquaintances, Canadians who play sports are having fun!

    Release date: 2019-05-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900500002
    Description:

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of the Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) dataset: a Canada-wide set of four individual and four summary measures that characterize the favourability of active living environments in Canadian communities at the dissemination-area level. This study reports on analyses which guided the selection of measures and derivation data sources for the dataset. The objective was to produce a national database entirely from open data and to evaluate the performance of open data compared with traditional or proprietary sources.

    Release date: 2019-05-15

  • Articles and reports: 82-625-X201900100003
    Description:

    This is a health fact sheet about physical activity and screen time among Canadians aged 5 to 17 years of age. The results are based on data from cycle 5 (2016-2017) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

    Release date: 2019-04-17
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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: 2019-01-07

  • Public use microdata: 82M0024X
    Description:

    The public use microdata files from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) - Nutrition, provide data for the provinces across Canada. The files include information on a wide range of topics including eating habits, use of nutritional supplements, physical activities, height and weight, body mass index and chronic conditions. Data were collected from over 20,000 respondents aged one year and older residing in households in all 10 provinces.

    Release date: 2018-12-21

  • 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: 89-637-X2009005
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    A series of supporting data tables accompanies the Métis analytical article from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS). These tables provide data at the provincial/regional level for the Métis identity population (aged 15 and older) for some of the major themes covered in the analytical article, including: self rated health status; percentage diagnosed with arthritis/rheumatism, high blood pressure, stomach problems or intestinal ulcers, asthma and diabetes; having a regular family doctor; not receiving health care when needed and; reasons for not completing elementary or secondary school. For Métis children aged 6 to 14, tables include: self-rated health status; frequency of participation in sports and; contact with a pediatrician, general practitioner or family physician in the past 12 months.

    Release date: 2009-03-26

  • 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

  • Public use microdata: 82M0009X
    Description:

    The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) used the Labour Force Survey sampling frame to draw the initial sample of approximately 20,000 households starting in 1994 and for the sample top-up this third cycle. The survey is conducted every two years. The sample collection is distributed over four quarterly periods followed by a follow-up period and the whole process takes a year. In each household, some limited health information is collected from all household members and one person in each household is randomly selected for a more in-depth interview.

    The survey is designed to collect information on the health of the Canadian population and related socio-demographic information. The first cycle of data collection began in 1994, and continues every second year thereafter. The survey is designed to produce both cross-sectional and longitudinal estimates. The questionnaires includes content related to health status, use of health services, determinants of health, a health index, chronic conditions and activity restrictions. The use of health services is probed through visits to health care providers, both traditional and non-traditional, and the use of drugs and other mediciations. Health determinants include smoking, alcohol use and physical activity. A special focus content for this cycle includes family medical history with questions about certain chronic conditions among immediate family members and when they were acquired. As well, a section on self care has also been included this cycle. The socio-demographic information includes age, sex, education, ethnicity, household income and labour force status.

    Release date: 2000-12-19

  • 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

  • Table: 82-567-X
    Description:

    The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) is designed to enhance the understanding of the processes affecting health. The survey collects cross-sectional as well as longitudinal data. In 1994/95 the survey interviewed a panel of 17,276 individuals, then returned to interview them a second time in 1996/97. The response rate for these individuals was 96% in 1996/97. Data collection from the panel will continue for up to two decades. For cross-sectional purposes, data were collected for a total of 81,000 household residents in all provinces (except people on Indian reserves or on Canadian Forces bases) in 1996/97.

    This overview illustrates the variety of information available by presenting data on perceived health, chronic conditions, injuries, repetitive strains, depression, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, consultations with medical professionals, use of medications and use of alternative medicine.

    Release date: 1998-07-29

  • Public use microdata: 12M0007X
    Description:

    Cycle 7 collected data from persons 15 years of age and older. The core content of time use repeats that of cycle 2 and provides data on the daily activities of Canadians. Question modules were also included on unpaid work activities, cultural activities and participation in sports.

    The target population of the GSS (General Social Survey) consisted of all individuals aged 15 and over living in a private household in one of the ten provinces.

    Release date: 1996-08-30

  • Public use microdata: 82F0001X
    Description:

    The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) uses the Labour Force Survey sampling frame to draw a sample of approximately 22,000 households. The sample is distributed over four quarterly collection periods. In each household, some limited information is collected from all household members and one person, aged 12 years and over, in each household is randomly selected for a more in-depth interview.

    The questionnaire includes content related to health status, use of health services, determinants of health and a range of demographic and economic information. For example, the health status information includes self-perception of health, a health status index, chronic conditions, and activity restrictions. The use of health services is probed through visits to health care providers, both traditional and non-traditional, and the use of drugs and other medications. Health determinants include smoking, alcohol use, physical activity and in the first survey, emphasis has been placed on the collection of selected psycho-social factors that may influence health, such as stress, self-esteem and social support. The demographic and economic information includes age, sex, education, ethnicity, household income and labour force status.

    Release date: 1995-11-21
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  • Journals and periodicals: 82-221-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Over 80 indicators measure the health of the Canadian population and the effectiveness of the health care system. Designed to provide comparable information at the health region and provincial/territorial levels, these data are produced from a wide range of the most recently available sources.

    This Internet publication is produced by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

    Release date: 2019-11-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201901000001
    Description:

    Using data spanning a decade (2007 to 2017) from cycles 1, 2 and 5 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, this study provides a comprehensive update of current fitness levels and a description of recent trends in the fitness levels of Canadian children and youth aged 6 to 19 years.

    Release date: 2019-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201901000002
    Description:

    This study developed age- and sex-specific normative-referenced percentile values for five physical fitness tests across a wide age range of Canadians, using a nationally representative sample. The data are from cycle 5 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2016 to 2017).

    Release date: 2019-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900900001
    Description:

    The purpose of this study is to examine how the association between walkability or an "activity friendly environment" and physical activity varies across the lifespan and by the various domains of physical activity in Canadians by combining the newly-developed Canadian Active Living Environments Database (Can-ALE) with two nationally-representative health surveys. Data are from the 2016 Can-ALE database, the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2009-2015), and the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015-2016).

    Release date: 2019-09-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019066
    Description:

    This infographic presents findings on the association between walkable neighbourhoods and physical activity by age and type of physical activity, as well as the association between walkability and obesity.

    Release date: 2019-09-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900800001
    Description:

    The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the accelerometer-measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels of Canadian adults by age and sex, and adherence to physical activity guidelines from 2007 through 2017. A secondary purpose is to examine how the 10-minute bout stipulation affects levels of MVPA and adherence to the current physical activity guidelines. Data are from Cycle 1 (2007 to 2009), Cycle 2 (2009 to 2011), Cycle 3 (2012 to 2013), Cycle 4 (2014 to 2015) and Cycle 5 (2016 to 2017) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

    Release date: 2019-08-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900700001
    Description:

    Statistics Canada developed a new Physical Activity for Youth Questionnaire (PAYQ) to address the limitations of previous self-reporting and objective measurement. PAYQ was subsequently implemented in both the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2014-2015) and the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015-2016). Using those surveys, this study compares accelerometer-measured and self-reported physical activity from the new PAYQ among Canadian youth.

    Release date: 2019-07-17

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019039
    Description:

    Regardless of age, sex or place of birth, people in Canada participate in sports for various different reasons. Using data from the 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home, this infographic highlights the proportion of people playing sports, the most popular sports in Canada and the benefits Canadians derive from participating in sports. Whether it be for family activity, competition or recreation, physical health and fitness, or making new friends and acquaintances, Canadians who play sports are having fun!

    Release date: 2019-05-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900500002
    Description:

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of the Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) dataset: a Canada-wide set of four individual and four summary measures that characterize the favourability of active living environments in Canadian communities at the dissemination-area level. This study reports on analyses which guided the selection of measures and derivation data sources for the dataset. The objective was to produce a national database entirely from open data and to evaluate the performance of open data compared with traditional or proprietary sources.

    Release date: 2019-05-15

  • Articles and reports: 82-625-X201900100003
    Description:

    This is a health fact sheet about physical activity and screen time among Canadians aged 5 to 17 years of age. The results are based on data from cycle 5 (2016-2017) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

    Release date: 2019-04-17
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 82-573-G
    Description:

    The Guide to health statistics leads to health-related information with links to vital statistics such as births, deaths, marriages and divorces, to cancer statistics, health determinants, health status, health care, smoking and tobacco use and more. There is also information on cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the National Population Health Survey.

    This user's guide has been developed by Health Statistics Division to facilitate access on health information at Statistics Canada. It includes information with links to products and programs from Health Statistics Division, other divisions at Statistics Canada and other health related programs outside Statistics Canada.

    Release date: 2000-10-11
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