Health Reports

A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

February 2018

Positional accuracy of geocoding from residential postal codes versus full street addresses

by Saeeda Khan, Lauren Pinault, Michael Tjepkema and Russell Wilkins

Geocoding based on a full street address is a highly accurate way of assigning geographic coordinates to an individual’s residential location. However, address information is usually not available. As well, for many types of population health research, such precision is not necessary.

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Analysis of trends in the prevalence of cannabis use in Canada, 1985 to 2015

by Michelle Rotermann and Ryan Macdonald

The Canadian federal government has committed to legalize, regulate, and restrict the non-medical use of cannabis in 2018. This policy change has increased the need for an understanding of trends in the prevalence of use before and after legalization.

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