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Health regions: boundaries and correspondence with census geography (82-402-X)

"Health region" refers to administrative areas defined by the provincial ministries of health. For complete Canadian coverage, each of the northern territories also represents a health region.  In order to effectively compare health regions with similar socio–economic characteristics, health regions have been grouped into 'peer groups'.  

Data quality, concepts and methodology

There have been no recent changes to data quality, concepts and methodology. This information is accessible in the previous issue of the Health Indicators publication: Data quality, concepts and methodology.

Health fact sheets (82-625-X)

The Health Fact Sheet publication features short informative articles on interesting health topics from various health data sources.

Health at a Glance (82-624-X)

Each issue of Health at a Glance consists of a short non-technical article on topics that feature statistics from health-related surveys and administrative data.

Health Indicators of Inuit Nunangat within the Canadian Context

This report (English and Inuktitut only), produced by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, uses data from the Statistics Canada Vital Statistics Birth and Death databases to provide insight into the health of Inuit.

Health Indicators print publication

Health Indicators is a series of annual reports containing a compilation of selected indicators.  As of 2007, the publication also includes interpretive analyses of selected indicators aimed at assisting the use and interpretation of the indicator data. The release of the Health Indicators 2013 report was the last in the current reporting series.

Previous issues of Health Indicators reports are available on the CIHI web site.

Healthy People, Healthy Places (82-229-X)

This report celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Health Indicators project. It examines the health of Canadians by focusing on demography, health status, health behaviours, and the environment.

The Health Indicators Project: Report from the Third Consensus Conference on Health Indicators (82-230-X)

Three National Consensus Conferences on Health Indicators were convened in order to achieve an agreement on the measures used by CIHI and Statistics Canada reflecting the health of Canadians, factors that affect our health and the performance of the health care system.

  • The Health Indicators Project: Report from the Third Consensus Conference on Health Indicators Download PDF
  • The Health Indicators Project: The Next Five Years Download PDF
  • National Consensus Conference on Population Health Indicators Final Report Download PDF

Making Sense of Health Rankings (82-582-X)

The methodological paper is designed to help readers understand and assess reports that rank the health status or health system performance of a country, province or jurisdiction.

It outlines the components and processes that underlie health rankings, explores why such rankings can be difficult to interpret and includes a plain-language checklist to use as a critical evaluative resource when reading health-ranking reports.

Health Reports (82-003-X)

Statistics Canada's monthly journal of population health and health services research.

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