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Call for proposals for the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Biobank

From May 1 to June 30, 2016, Statistics Canada is inviting researchers to apply for access to blood, urine and DNA samples from the CHMS Biobank for use in health studies.

Further details about the application and review process may be found by visiting the Biobank section of the Statistics Canada website at or by contacting the CHMS biobank coordinator at

General information about the survey, including a CHMS bibliography with links to analytical products previously disseminated is also available at Canadian Health Measures Survey.

For more information on the CHMS, please contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300;

2014 data for the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) are now available

Did you know that in 2014, smoking rates in Canada fell to their lowest level since 2001?

The survey results show important shifts in the health and behaviour of the Canadian population. For example, one in five Canadians, 18 years of age or older—roughly 5.3 million people—reported height and weight that classified them as obese.

The 2014 CCHS survey data also showed other changes in the health and behaviors of Canadians. For details on other health topics and their impact, please visit the most recent issue of Health Fact Sheets or check out the newest CANSIM table that contains data for over 35 health indicators at the health region level.

For more information about this release and other available data products, please see The Daily.

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