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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X19950022508
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The positive relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and longevity has long been established. Comparable evidence exists for SES and morbidity, but observations of this relationship tend to be limited to specific health indicators. In this article, a comprehensive quantitative measure of health status, the Health Utility Index (HUI), is applied to an analysis of the relationship between SES the health status of people aged 25 and over in Ontario. The HUI, based on a set of questions included in the 1990 Ontario Health Survey (OHS), provides a summary index of the health of each respondent. The OHS data show that lower levels of education, income, and occupation are associated with lower HUI values. Health status differences across SES groups are greater in late middle-age than at younger or older ages, a pattern consistent with the findings of other studies. The development of summary indicators like the HUI is part of a larger effort to construct measures for monitoring the health of Canadians.

    Release date: 1995-11-20
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  • Table: 13-10-0575-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 105-0040)
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description:

    This table contains 198240 series, with data for years 2000 - 2000 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (118 items: Newfoundland and Labrador; Health and Community Services St. John's Region; Newfoundland and Labrador (Peer group H); Health and Community Services Eastern Region; Newfoundland and Labrador (Peer group D) ...) Age group (14 items: Total; 12 years and over; 12-19 years; 12-14 years; 15-19 years ...) Sex (3 items: Both sexes; Females; Males ...) Social support (5 items: Total population for the variable social support; Low social support; High social support; Medium social support ...) Characteristics (8 items: Number of persons; Low 95% confidence interval - number of persons; Coefficient of variation for number of persons; High 95% confidence interval - number of persons ...).

    Release date: 2017-03-06
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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900600002
    Description:

    The cumulative toll of exposure to stressors (psychosocial, chemical, physical) can contribute to disease processes. The concept of allostatic load, essentially the cost of maintaining physiological stability in response to environmental demands, may be useful in assessing broad population health impacts of stressors beyond morbidity and mortality. In this study, allostatic load scores were generated for Canadians using data from cycles 1, 2, and 3 (2007 to 2013) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, and associations with age, sex, education and household income were examined.

    Release date: 2019-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201800900001
    Description:

    Data from the annual Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2015/2016 are used to estimate the number and percentage of households in which at least one person of any age received formal home care services in Canada during the previous year. A descriptive analysis of socioeconomic characteristics of households receiving formal home care is presented.

    Release date: 2018-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 89-648-X2018001
    Description:

    This study examines the association between self-reported health and spouse-pair labour-market income using data from the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults. To explore the channels through which health associates with individual labour-market income, the association between health and spouse-pair income is further broken down into the association between health and the probability of working, hours worked, and hourly wage, both for an individual’s health and their spouse’s health.

    Release date: 2018-07-24

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2016011
    Description:

    For decades, researchers have reported high suicide rates among Aboriginal youth, which are several times higher than rates in the non-Aboriginal population. Based on the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, this article presents estimates of suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults aged 18 to 25. It examines associations between past-year suicidal thoughts and mental disorders and personality factors, childhood experiences and family characteristics, and socio-demographic characteristics, many of which have been shown to be related to suicidal thoughts in other populations.

    Release date: 2016-10-13

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2016010
    Description:

    This article explores the relationship between various social determinants of health and selected health outcomes for First Nations people aged 15 and older living off-reserve. Specifically, the following social determinants are explored: health behaviours (smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity), physical environments (housing, mobility, employment, education, income, food security), access to health resources, cultural continuity (participation in traditional activities, Aboriginal language, social support), and residential school attendance. An integrated life course and social determinants model of Aboriginal health framework is used to guide the analysis.

    Release date: 2016-04-12

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201501114223
    Description:

    This study uses the 2006 Aboriginal Children’s Survey to examine associations between physical and psychosocial housing characteristics and physical and mental health outcomes of Inuit children aged 2 to 5.

    Release date: 2015-11-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201500614195
    Description:

    This study quantifies the risk of lung cancer by individual measures of socioeconomic status (educational attainment, income and occupation) and examines associations by sex, age and histological subtype.

    Release date: 2015-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201300711852
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines cause-specific mortality rates by income adequacy quintile, including causes of death grouped by their association with three behavioural risk factors (smoking, alcohol and drugs), and deaths before age 75 that were potentially amenable to medical care.

    Release date: 2013-07-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201100211426
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the association between neighbourhood income and the diagnosis of female breast cancer. Population data from the Canadian Cancer Registry were used to calculate national age-specific and age-standardized rates of breast cancer from 1992 through 2004 by neighbourhood income quintile and region.

    Release date: 2011-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201000311289
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Based on data from the 2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging, this study provides up-to-date estimates of the prevalence of good health, chronic conditions and health-promoting factors among seniors and adults aged 45 to 64.

    Release date: 2010-07-21
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