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1. Regional health indicators

1.1 Health region level population estimates

2. Health status indicators based on vital statistics (Statistics Canada)

2.1 Provincial vital and cancer statistics
2.2 Regional-level vital statistics indicators
2.2.1 Regional level data quality measures: Confidence intervals
2.2.2 Age-standardized rates
2.2.3 Geographic coding (Geo-coding) to health regions
2.2.4 Birth statistics
2.2.5 Life expectancy
2.2.6 Disability-free life expectancy (DFLE)
2.2.7 Disability-adjusted life expectancy (DALE)
2.2.8 Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE)
2.2.9 Potential years of life lost (PYLL)

3. Indicators based on Cancer Incidence (Statistics Canada)

3.1 Regional–level Cancer Incidence indicators

4. Indicators based on Statistics Canada surveys

4.1 National Population Health Survey
4.2 Canadian Community Health Survey
4.3 Bootstrap resampling method

5. Indicators based on crime data (Statistics Canada)

Indicators based on crime data

6. Indicators based on labour force data (Statistics Canada)

Indicators based on labour force data

7. Indicators based on Census data (Statistics Canada)

Indicators based on Census data

8. Health System Indicators (Canadian Institute for Health Information CIHI)

Hospitalization data and rates (CIHI)


Population estimates
Statistics Canada methodology
Provincial methodologies