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Nutrient Intakes from Food, Volume 1

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Statistics Canada and Health Canada are jointly releasing a compendium of tables on nutrient intakes from food based on the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Cycle 2.2 on nutrition. This survey collected information in 2004 from over 35,000 respondents of all ages residing in private households in all 10 provinces.  The CCHS 2.2 is the first national nutrition survey conducted by the Canadian government in over 30 years.

The compendium provides summary data tables on the nutrient intakes from food by Canadians.  Data are provided for age-sex groups and various geographical areas: the provinces, the Atlantic Region, the Prairie Region, and Canada excluding the territories.

This release represents Volume 1 of the series. Volume 1 contains 13 sets of tables, based on the core nutrients listed in the Nutrition Facts table found on food packaging.  The core nutrients include energy, six nutrients presented as a percentage of total energy intake and six nutrients as absolute amounts.

In addition to the tables, a description of the methodology used to produce the tables is also provided.  Readers are encouraged to use the compendium in conjunction with Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004) — A Guide to Accessing and Interpreting the Data.

Volumes one to three of the compendium of tables are available on disk format.  A free disk can be ordered from Health Canada at the following link:

The document outlining the model options used to produce the tables is available in the Concepts, methods and data quality section.