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The following profiles are CANSIM tables that include selected health indicators for Canada, the provinces and territories and for specific geographic levels and population characteristics. The main data sources for the profiles are the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and the Census.

By geography

Health regions and peer groups

Indicators from the Census

Indicators from Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

Since 2007, data for the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) are collected yearly instead of every two years. While a sample of approximately 130,000 respondents has been interviewed during the reference periods of 2003 and 2005, it has been changed to 65,000 respondents each year starting in 2007. Two indicator profiles based on CCHS core content are available, featuring the same variables, geography and age breakdowns, but different reference periods.

Annual Estimates:
These estimates present the most up-to-date population health characteristics and will be updated yearly.

2008, 2007, 2005 and 2003, Table 105-0501

Two-year period estimates:
The two-year combined data are less current than annual estimates, but have higher precision (less variability).

2007/2008, Table 105-0502


Note: Users should refer to the CANSIM annual data table 105-0501 as the primary source for most current estimates from the survey. However, where data quality flags indicate suppression (F) or higher variability (E), the CANSIM two-year data table 105-0502 should be used.

Census metropolitan areas and influence zones

Census metropolitan areas only

Urban and rural regions

By population characteristics

Off-reserve Aboriginal peoples


Linguistic minorities (mother tongue and first official language spoken)