Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File

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2009/2010 and 2010 (Previous release)

The 2009/2010 and 2010 Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata Files are now available. Over the two year period, data were collected from approximately 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.

The files provide data for 98 health regions or combined health regions across Canada and include information on a wide range of topics, including physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure to second hand smoke, alcohol consumption, general health, chronic health conditions, injuries, and use of health care services. It also provides information on the socio-demographic, income and labour force characteristics of the population.

The product is provided on CD-ROM with a built-in "Beyond 20/20" application.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3226.

The initial results from the Canadian Community Health Survey Annual component (2010) were released in The Daily on June 21, 2011 and the initial results from the Canadian Community Health Survey Annual component (2009/2010) were released in The Daily on June 28, 2011. Many indicators based on Canadian Community Health Survey data are also available in Health Indicators (82-221-X, free).

For more information, or to order a copy of the Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2009/2010 and 2010 (82M0013X, free), contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (613-951-8116; toll-free 1-800-263-1136; infostats@statcan.gc.ca), Communications Division.