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  • Table: 82-577-X

    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

  • Table: 89-579-X

    The 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a post-censal survey of adults and children whose everyday activities are limited because of a 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 and some collective households in the 10 provinces were selected to participate in the survey. The data were collected after the 2001 Census, in the fall of 2001.

    These tables contain data on the number of adults and children with disabilities, disability rates, as well as the type and severity of disability, by age and sex, for Canada and the provinces.

    Release date: 2002-12-03

  • Table: 13-10-0435-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 104-5008)
    Geography: Geographical region of Canada
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description: Body mass index (BMI), Canadian standard, by age group and sex, household population aged 20 to 64 excluding pregnant women, territories.
    Release date: 2002-05-03

  • Table: 13-10-0436-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 104-5009)
    Geography: Geographical region of Canada
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description: Body mass index (BMI), International standard, by age group and sex, household population aged 20 to 64 excluding pregnant women, territories.
    Release date: 2002-05-03

  • Public use microdata: 82M0009X

    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

  • Public use microdata: 82M0010X

    The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) program is designed to collect information related to the health of the Canadian population. The first cycle of data collection began in 1994. The institutional component includes long-term residents (expected to stay longer than six months) in health care facilities with four or more beds in Canada with the principal exclusion of the Yukon and the Northwest Teritories. The document has been produced to facilitate the manipulation of the 1996-1997 microdata file containing survey results. The main variables include: demography, health status, chronic conditions, restriction of activity, socio-demographic, and others.

    Release date: 2000-08-02

  • Public use microdata: 89M0007X

    Information in this microdata file refers to survey data collected in September - November, 1994 for persons 15 years of age and older in Canada's ten provinces. The survey's main data objectives were to measure the prevalence and patterns of alcohol and other drug use, to assess harm and other consequences of drug use and to evaluate trends in recent patterns of use. Canada's Alcohol and Other Drugs Survey (CADS) also updates and expands upon data collected in the first survey, the National Alcohol and Other Drugs Survey (NADS), conducted in 1989.

    Release date: 2000-07-07

  • Table: 84-214-X

    This compendium of vital statistics includes summary data on births, deaths, marriages and divorces. The introduction covers the data sources, data quality, and methods pertaining to each event, and includes a glossary defining the terms used. The first chapter is a brief overview of vital statistics for 1996. Subsequent chapters treat marriage, divorce, birth, fetal and infant mortality, total mortality, causes of death, vital statistics by census division, and international comparisons. Most charts and tables show Canada data for 1986 though 1996, while the charts and tables for causes of death show Canada data for 1979 through1996. Data for the provinces and territories are usually shown for 1995 and 1996. Appendices include population denominator data, age-standardized mortality rate (ASMR) calculation methods, and leading causes of death methodology.

    Release date: 1999-11-25

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

    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:

    Release date: 1999-09-16

  • Table: 11-516-X198300111299

    Statistics in the tables of Section B are in two divisions. Series Bl-81 contain data on vital statistics and series B82-543 on health. Data on social welfare, formerly contained in this section, are presented separately in Section C.

    Release date: 1999-07-29
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  • Articles and reports: 11-633-X2019002

    Survey data collection through mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, is underway in Canada. However, little is known about the representativeness of the data collected through these devices. In March 2017, Statistics Canada commissioned survey data collection through the Carrot Rewards Application and included 11 questions on the Carrot Rewards Mobile App Survey (Carrot) drawn from the 2017 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).

    Release date: 2019-06-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019030

    This infographic presents a gender-based analysis of lung cancer in Canada by examining incidence, stage at diagnosis, survival and mortality by sex. The data are drawn from the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR) and the Canadian Vital Statistics Deaths Database (CVSD).

    Release date: 2019-06-03

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019039

    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: 85-002-X201900100011
    Geography: Geographical region of Canada, Census metropolitan area

    This Juristat article examines a cohort of individuals who died of an illicit drug overdose in the province of British Columbia, with a special focus on the City of Surrey, between 2011 and 2016, and explores the nature and extent of their contact with the criminal justice system as a person accused of a crime. This analysis brings together data provided by the British Columbia Coroners Service with policing data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, and criminal court data from the Integrated Criminal Court Survey. Identifying the primary risk factors and those at greatest risk of preventable illicit drug-related deaths will help support the development of evidence-informed interventions, precision programming and policies aimed at preventing future overdoses and saving lives.

    Release date: 2019-05-16

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201913620304
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900500001

    This study uses the new remoteness index (RI) classification, which assigns a value to each census subdivision (CSD) and measures the relative remoteness of Canadian communities on the basis of their size and their proximity to surrounding population centres, to distinguish rural and remote areas from urban areas in Canada. The Canadian Vital Statistics-Death Database (2011 to 2015), and the 2016 Census of Population are also used in this study to examine major causes of both preventable and treatable mortality by relative remoteness of Canadian communities. It explores the interrelationship between remoteness and avoidable mortality while taking into account three important variables: average household income after-tax, the proportion of postsecondary graduates and the proportion of Aboriginal population by CSD.

    Release date: 2019-05-15

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900500002

    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: 82-003-X201900500003

    Administered in 2013, the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (CFMHS) included the same set of items to assess coping as the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and the CCHS-Canadian Forces Supplement. This study's objectives were to (1) provide a descriptive analysis of the extent to which members of the CAF Regular Force use these various coping strategies, (2) examine the factorial structure of these items, and (3) assess the resulting coping factors by examining their concurrent validity with theoretically-related indicators and examining differences along key demographic and military characteristics. Ultimately, the study aimed to shed light onto a coping typology that could guide the development of indicators for use in future coping research based on the CFMHS.

    Release date: 2019-05-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201913521083
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-05-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019025

    The month of May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. This infographic covers Canadians aged 15 years and over whose daily activities are limited because of a hearing disability.

    Release date: 2019-05-08
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5267
    Description: Canadian Health Survey on Seniors

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5271
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5283
    Description: The main objective of the Survey on Maternal Health is to collect information from biological mothers about their pregnancy and postpartum experiences.

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