Health Reports, August 2012

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The August 2012 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles.

The first article, "Cause-specific mortality by education in Canada: A 16-year follow-up study," examines cause-specific mortality rates by level of education in a broadly representative sample of Canadians aged 25 or older, to determine if the association between education and mortality differs by cause of death. The data are from the 1991 to 2006 Canadian census mortality follow-up study, which included about 2.7 million people and 426,979 deaths.

For more information on this article, contact Michael Tjepkema (613-951-3896; michael.tjepkema@statcan.gc.ca), Health Analysis Division.

The second article, "Unintentional injury hospitalizations among children and youth in areas with a high percentage of Aboriginal identity residents: 2001/2002 to 2005/2006," examines hospitalizations for unintentional injury among children and youth in communities where at least 33% of residents reported Aboriginal identity. The purpose of the study is to calculate rates of unintentional injury hospitalization by cause for areas with a relatively high percentage of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit identity residents, and to compare those rates with rates for children and youth in areas with a low percentage of Aboriginal identity residents.

For more information on this article, contact Michael Tjepkema (613-951-3896; michael.tjepkema@statcan.gc.ca), Health Analysis Division.

The August 2012 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 3 (Catalogue number82-003-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

For more information, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116; infostats@statcan.gc.ca).

For information about Health Reports, contact Mary Sue Devereaux (613-951-4381; marysue.devereaux@statcan.gc.ca), Health Analysis Division.