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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201700954856
    Description:

    This analysis examines hospitalization and death in relation to nutritional status using a large, population-based sample of community-dwelling seniors aged 65 or older. Prospective hospitalization and death were monitored up to December 31, 2011 (a follow-up period of 25 to 36 months).

    Release date: 2017-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-631-X2016001
    Description:

    This presentation highlights some of the major analytical findings related to health and aging research conducted at Statistics Canada over the past five years. The presentation begins with current demographic findings and projections to set the context followed by research highlights which focus on key areas pertinent to aging including chronic conditions, social isolation, home care, neurological disease and transitions to institutional care. Many of the research highlights are drawn from recent Statistics Canada publications, links to the full research articles are provided where available.

    Release date: 2016-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-624-X201400114010
    Description:

    This article highlights how seniors aged 65 and older perceive their risk of falling. Perceptions of risk are examined in comparison with a senior’s actual risk of falling. Using data from the 2008-2009 Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging, this article identifies groups of seniors who correctly perceive, overestimate and underestimate their risk of falling.

    Release date: 2014-10-01

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114042
    Description:

    This article provides information about Canadians who need assistance at home or home-care services, but who do not receive any (unmet needs) and about those who already receive assistance or home-care services, but could use more services (partly met needs). The article also examines the possible consequences of the lack of assistance or of home care on the well-being and mental health of Canadians.

    Release date: 2014-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201301011872
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging were used to examine the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), as well as the relationship between UI and loneliness, in a sample of people aged 65 or older who resided in private households.

    Release date: 2013-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201300911864
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study validates cut-points for a frailty index to identify seniors at risk of a hospital-related event and estimates the number of frail seniors living in the community.

    Release date: 2013-09-18

  • Articles and reports: 89-652-X2013001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This issue examines Canadians who provide care to family or friends with chronic health conditions, disabilities or aging needs. The overall prevalence and intensity of caregiving are discussed, along with regional variations, the type of assistance provided, the duration of care, the characteristics of caregivers, and the extent of financial support to caregivers.

    Release date: 2013-09-10

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201300311773
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging were used to estimate the prevalence of nutritional risk by selected characteristics.

    Release date: 2013-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201200411740
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article compares examines changes in smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and diet in a representative sample of Canadians aged 50 or older diagnosed with a major chronic condition.

    Release date: 2012-11-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201200411720
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging were used to examine the relationship between frequent social participation and self-perceived health, loneliness and life dissatisfaction in a sample of people aged 65 or older.

    Release date: 2012-10-17
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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201700954856
    Description:

    This analysis examines hospitalization and death in relation to nutritional status using a large, population-based sample of community-dwelling seniors aged 65 or older. Prospective hospitalization and death were monitored up to December 31, 2011 (a follow-up period of 25 to 36 months).

    Release date: 2017-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-631-X2016001
    Description:

    This presentation highlights some of the major analytical findings related to health and aging research conducted at Statistics Canada over the past five years. The presentation begins with current demographic findings and projections to set the context followed by research highlights which focus on key areas pertinent to aging including chronic conditions, social isolation, home care, neurological disease and transitions to institutional care. Many of the research highlights are drawn from recent Statistics Canada publications, links to the full research articles are provided where available.

    Release date: 2016-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-624-X201400114010
    Description:

    This article highlights how seniors aged 65 and older perceive their risk of falling. Perceptions of risk are examined in comparison with a senior’s actual risk of falling. Using data from the 2008-2009 Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging, this article identifies groups of seniors who correctly perceive, overestimate and underestimate their risk of falling.

    Release date: 2014-10-01

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114042
    Description:

    This article provides information about Canadians who need assistance at home or home-care services, but who do not receive any (unmet needs) and about those who already receive assistance or home-care services, but could use more services (partly met needs). The article also examines the possible consequences of the lack of assistance or of home care on the well-being and mental health of Canadians.

    Release date: 2014-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201301011872
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging were used to examine the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), as well as the relationship between UI and loneliness, in a sample of people aged 65 or older who resided in private households.

    Release date: 2013-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201300911864
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study validates cut-points for a frailty index to identify seniors at risk of a hospital-related event and estimates the number of frail seniors living in the community.

    Release date: 2013-09-18

  • Articles and reports: 89-652-X2013001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This issue examines Canadians who provide care to family or friends with chronic health conditions, disabilities or aging needs. The overall prevalence and intensity of caregiving are discussed, along with regional variations, the type of assistance provided, the duration of care, the characteristics of caregivers, and the extent of financial support to caregivers.

    Release date: 2013-09-10

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201300311773
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging were used to estimate the prevalence of nutritional risk by selected characteristics.

    Release date: 2013-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201200411740
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article compares examines changes in smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and diet in a representative sample of Canadians aged 50 or older diagnosed with a major chronic condition.

    Release date: 2012-11-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201200411720
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging were used to examine the relationship between frequent social participation and self-perceived health, loneliness and life dissatisfaction in a sample of people aged 65 or older.

    Release date: 2012-10-17
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