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  • Technical products: 84-538-X
    Description:

    This document presents the methodology underlying the production of the life tables for Canada, provinces and territories, from reference period 1980/1982 and onward.

    Release date: 2017-11-16

  • Technical products: 82-627-X
    Description:

    The publication provides data users, health professionals and individual Canadians with geometric means and selected percentiles of blood and urine concentrations of selected environmental chemicals for the Canadian population by sex and age group. The results presented in this publication were collected during cycle 4 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey from January 2014 to December 2015.

    Release date: 2017-08-24

  • Technical products: 15-206-X2014034
    Description:

    Recent discussions about health care spending have focused on two issues: 1) the extent to which the increase in heath care spending is due to an increase in the quantity as opposed to the price of health care services, and 2) the efficiency and productivity of health care providers (e.g., hospital sectors, office of physicians, and long-term care).

    The key to addressing both issues is a direct output measure of health care services—a measure that does not currently exist. In the National Accounts, output of the health care sector is measured by the volume of inputs, which includes labour costs for physicians, nurses and administrative staff, consumption of capital, and intermediate inputs. An input-based output measure assumes that there are no productivity gains in the health care sector. As a result, it does not provide a measure of productivity performance, nor does it allow a decomposition of total health care expenditures into price and output quantity components.

    The main objective of this paper is to develop an experimental direct output measure for the Canadian hospital sector that can be used to address those issues. A large number of countries have already constructed a direct output measure of the hospital sector and other healthcare sectors.

    Release date: 2014-04-23

  • Technical products: 82-621-X
    Description:

    This publication presents results from the Canadian Community Health Survey, a major cross-sectional survey whose objective is to produce timely data for more than 120 health regions across Canada.The publication includes links to data tables on a wide range of health topics, including non-medical determinants of health, health status, use of health care services and related socio-demographic information. Links are also provided to more detailed information about CCHS, including questionnaires, descriptions of survey methodology and data quality, and options for accessing detailed survey results.The survey is conducted every two years. Data are collected from 130,000 respondents, aged 12 or older, residing in households in each health regions.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X2006002
    Description:

    This issue examines smoking trends from 2000/01 to 2005 for the population aged 12 or older, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. This issue also presents diabetes prevalence by age, sex and province or territory for the population aged 12 and over, using data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X20060029224
    Description:

    This article presents diabetes prevalence by age, sex and province or territory for the population aged 12 and over, using data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey. The article also examines questions related to specific health care received by individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes. These questions are part of a module introduced in the survey to respond to a lack of data in regards to detailed information on health care required to the prevention of serious complications resulting from diabetes. The module was offered as optional content to health regions from across Canada. In the 2005 Cycle, health regions from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba all selected the diabetic care module. Analysis on diabetic care only includes respondents aged 18 and over.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X20060029226
    Description:

    This article examines smoking trends from 2000/01 to 2005 for the population aged 12 or older, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Smoking prevalence is compared by age, sex and province. Proportions of the population living in households where smoking is totally banned are presented, as well as percentages of the employed population who face smoking bans at work. Exposure rates to second-hand smoke among non-smokers are examined. The article also presents estimates of these characteristics at the health region level.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X2005001
    Description:

    This article provides estimates on the extent to which Canadians aged 12 or older feel a sense of belonging to their local community. People more likely to have a strong sense of community belonging are profiled, in terms of personal characteristics such as age and marital status, socio-economic variables such as education and income, and geographic variables such as province and health region. The relationship between community-belonging and health is studied by examining associations with self-perceived general and mental health.

    The results are based on a 6-month file that includes data collected from January to June 2005. Tables presenting information on self-rated health and mental health, body mass index, smoking, sense of community-belonging and regular medical doctor by province, health regions, age groups and sex are also available.

    Release date: 2005-12-21

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20040018739
    Description:

    For a study on smoking cessation programs, respondents were found via referrals from key informants. A challenge was tracking the calling process and keeping records of information obtained during telephone calls.

    Release date: 2005-10-27

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016722
    Description:

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown the efficacy of screening using faecal occult blood tests (FOBT). A comprehensive evaluation of the costs and consequences of CRC screening for the Canadian population is required before implementing such a program. This paper evaluates whether or not the CRC screening is cost-effective. The results of these simulations will be provided to the Canadian National Committee on Colorectal Cancer Screening to help formulate national policy recommendations for CRC screening.

    Statistics Canada's Population Health Microsimulation Model was updated to incorporate a comprehensive CRC screening module based on Canadian data and RCT efficacy results. The module incorporated sensitivity and specificity of FOBT and colonoscopy, participation rates, incidence, staging, diagnostic and therapeutic options, disease progression, mortality and direct health care costs for different screening scenarios. Reproducing the mortality reduction observed in the Funen screening trial validated the model.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016720
    Description:

    The objective of this study was to analyse the influence of community on individual health. The new Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) was used to derive individual health variables for Canadian residents aged 18 or older while community-level data were obtained from the Canadian 1996 Census of Population. Weighted logistic multilevel models and principal component analysis were used to analyse these data. After controlling for individual variables, there was little variation between communities. However, the influence of the community was more important for people with low family income than those with higher income.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2004014
    Description:

    This paper provides detailed information on public, private, domestic and foreign sources of funding for Canadian health research.

    Release date: 2004-07-19

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20010016258
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    To fill statistical gaps in the areas of health determinants, health status and health system usage by the Canadian population at the health region levels (sub-provincial areas or regions of interest to health authorities), Statistics Canada established a new survey called the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). The CCHS consists of two separate components: a regional survey in the first year and a provincial survey in the second year. The main purpose of the regional survey, for which collection took place between September 2000 and October 2001, was to produce cross-sectional estimates for 136 health regions in Canada, based on a sample of more than 134,000 respondents. This article focuses on the various measures taken at the time of data collection to ensure a high level of quality for this large-scale survey.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016322
    Description:

    The study examined the characteristics of people who reported their health as poor or fair in the Canadian Community Health Survey of 2000/01. The results expand on the conclusions of an article titled "The health of Canada's communities," released in The daily on July 4. That article found that self-perceived health status differed substantially between health regions and that regional socio-economic factors were clearly associated with average health status in each region. People living in large metropolitan areas and urban centres, where education levels are high, had the highest life expectancies in all of Canada. At the other end of the spectrum, people living in remote northern communities, where education levels are lower, had poorer health.

    This new article examines the extent to which this regional variation is attributable to the composition of the population within each health region, rather than to the socio-economic context of the region.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Technical products: 75F0002M2002001
    Description:

    This paper assesses the effects of subjective health and disability on a wide range of reasons for job separation, while controlling for other factors. The data are from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID).

    Release date: 2002-06-25

  • Technical products: 81-589-X20010015842
    Description:

    The central issues of Dr. Volpe's paper and presentation focussed on best practices of school-linked services and the reasons why school-linked services have been difficult to implement.

    Release date: 2001-05-22

  • Technical products: 81-589-X20010015849
    Description:

    Dr. Lupart's paper and presentation focussed on "gaps and limitations" in education for students with exceptional learning needs.

    Release date: 2001-05-22

  • Technical products: 11-522-X19990015676
    Description:

    As the population ages, a greater demand for long-term care services and, in particular, nursing homes is expected. Policy analysts continue to search for alternative, less costly forms of care for the elderly and have attempted to develop programs to delay or prevent nursing-home entry. Health care administrators required information for planning the future demand for nursing-home services. This study assesses the relative importance of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics in predicting and understanding nursing-home entry.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Technical products: 11-522-X19990015646
    Description:

    The current economic context obliges all partners of health-care systems, whether public or private, to identify those factors that determine the use of health-care services. To increase our understanding of the phenomena that underlie these relationships, Statistics Canada and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation have established a new database. For a representative sample of the province of Manitoba, cross-sectional micro-data on the level of health of individuals and on their socioeconomic characteristics, and detailed longitudinal data on the use of health-care services have been linked. In this presentation, we will discuss the general context of the linkage of records from various organizations, the protection of privacy and confidentiality. We will also present results of studies which should not have been performed in the absence of the linked database.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Technical products: 84F0013X
    Description:

    This study was initiated to test the validity of probabilistic linkage methods used at Statistics Canada. It compared the results of data linkages on infant deaths in Canada with infant death data from Nova Scotia and Alberta. It also compared the availability of fetal deaths on the national and provincial files.

    Release date: 1999-10-08

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  • Technical products: 84-538-X
    Description:

    This document presents the methodology underlying the production of the life tables for Canada, provinces and territories, from reference period 1980/1982 and onward.

    Release date: 2017-11-16

  • Technical products: 82-627-X
    Description:

    The publication provides data users, health professionals and individual Canadians with geometric means and selected percentiles of blood and urine concentrations of selected environmental chemicals for the Canadian population by sex and age group. The results presented in this publication were collected during cycle 4 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey from January 2014 to December 2015.

    Release date: 2017-08-24

  • Technical products: 15-206-X2014034
    Description:

    Recent discussions about health care spending have focused on two issues: 1) the extent to which the increase in heath care spending is due to an increase in the quantity as opposed to the price of health care services, and 2) the efficiency and productivity of health care providers (e.g., hospital sectors, office of physicians, and long-term care).

    The key to addressing both issues is a direct output measure of health care services—a measure that does not currently exist. In the National Accounts, output of the health care sector is measured by the volume of inputs, which includes labour costs for physicians, nurses and administrative staff, consumption of capital, and intermediate inputs. An input-based output measure assumes that there are no productivity gains in the health care sector. As a result, it does not provide a measure of productivity performance, nor does it allow a decomposition of total health care expenditures into price and output quantity components.

    The main objective of this paper is to develop an experimental direct output measure for the Canadian hospital sector that can be used to address those issues. A large number of countries have already constructed a direct output measure of the hospital sector and other healthcare sectors.

    Release date: 2014-04-23

  • Technical products: 82-621-X
    Description:

    This publication presents results from the Canadian Community Health Survey, a major cross-sectional survey whose objective is to produce timely data for more than 120 health regions across Canada.The publication includes links to data tables on a wide range of health topics, including non-medical determinants of health, health status, use of health care services and related socio-demographic information. Links are also provided to more detailed information about CCHS, including questionnaires, descriptions of survey methodology and data quality, and options for accessing detailed survey results.The survey is conducted every two years. Data are collected from 130,000 respondents, aged 12 or older, residing in households in each health regions.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X2006002
    Description:

    This issue examines smoking trends from 2000/01 to 2005 for the population aged 12 or older, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. This issue also presents diabetes prevalence by age, sex and province or territory for the population aged 12 and over, using data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X20060029224
    Description:

    This article presents diabetes prevalence by age, sex and province or territory for the population aged 12 and over, using data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey. The article also examines questions related to specific health care received by individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes. These questions are part of a module introduced in the survey to respond to a lack of data in regards to detailed information on health care required to the prevention of serious complications resulting from diabetes. The module was offered as optional content to health regions from across Canada. In the 2005 Cycle, health regions from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba all selected the diabetic care module. Analysis on diabetic care only includes respondents aged 18 and over.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X20060029226
    Description:

    This article examines smoking trends from 2000/01 to 2005 for the population aged 12 or older, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Smoking prevalence is compared by age, sex and province. Proportions of the population living in households where smoking is totally banned are presented, as well as percentages of the employed population who face smoking bans at work. Exposure rates to second-hand smoke among non-smokers are examined. The article also presents estimates of these characteristics at the health region level.

    Release date: 2006-06-13

  • Technical products: 82-621-X2005001
    Description:

    This article provides estimates on the extent to which Canadians aged 12 or older feel a sense of belonging to their local community. People more likely to have a strong sense of community belonging are profiled, in terms of personal characteristics such as age and marital status, socio-economic variables such as education and income, and geographic variables such as province and health region. The relationship between community-belonging and health is studied by examining associations with self-perceived general and mental health.

    The results are based on a 6-month file that includes data collected from January to June 2005. Tables presenting information on self-rated health and mental health, body mass index, smoking, sense of community-belonging and regular medical doctor by province, health regions, age groups and sex are also available.

    Release date: 2005-12-21

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20040018739
    Description:

    For a study on smoking cessation programs, respondents were found via referrals from key informants. A challenge was tracking the calling process and keeping records of information obtained during telephone calls.

    Release date: 2005-10-27

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016722
    Description:

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown the efficacy of screening using faecal occult blood tests (FOBT). A comprehensive evaluation of the costs and consequences of CRC screening for the Canadian population is required before implementing such a program. This paper evaluates whether or not the CRC screening is cost-effective. The results of these simulations will be provided to the Canadian National Committee on Colorectal Cancer Screening to help formulate national policy recommendations for CRC screening.

    Statistics Canada's Population Health Microsimulation Model was updated to incorporate a comprehensive CRC screening module based on Canadian data and RCT efficacy results. The module incorporated sensitivity and specificity of FOBT and colonoscopy, participation rates, incidence, staging, diagnostic and therapeutic options, disease progression, mortality and direct health care costs for different screening scenarios. Reproducing the mortality reduction observed in the Funen screening trial validated the model.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016720
    Description:

    The objective of this study was to analyse the influence of community on individual health. The new Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) was used to derive individual health variables for Canadian residents aged 18 or older while community-level data were obtained from the Canadian 1996 Census of Population. Weighted logistic multilevel models and principal component analysis were used to analyse these data. After controlling for individual variables, there was little variation between communities. However, the influence of the community was more important for people with low family income than those with higher income.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2004014
    Description:

    This paper provides detailed information on public, private, domestic and foreign sources of funding for Canadian health research.

    Release date: 2004-07-19

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20010016258
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    To fill statistical gaps in the areas of health determinants, health status and health system usage by the Canadian population at the health region levels (sub-provincial areas or regions of interest to health authorities), Statistics Canada established a new survey called the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). The CCHS consists of two separate components: a regional survey in the first year and a provincial survey in the second year. The main purpose of the regional survey, for which collection took place between September 2000 and October 2001, was to produce cross-sectional estimates for 136 health regions in Canada, based on a sample of more than 134,000 respondents. This article focuses on the various measures taken at the time of data collection to ensure a high level of quality for this large-scale survey.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016322
    Description:

    The study examined the characteristics of people who reported their health as poor or fair in the Canadian Community Health Survey of 2000/01. The results expand on the conclusions of an article titled "The health of Canada's communities," released in The daily on July 4. That article found that self-perceived health status differed substantially between health regions and that regional socio-economic factors were clearly associated with average health status in each region. People living in large metropolitan areas and urban centres, where education levels are high, had the highest life expectancies in all of Canada. At the other end of the spectrum, people living in remote northern communities, where education levels are lower, had poorer health.

    This new article examines the extent to which this regional variation is attributable to the composition of the population within each health region, rather than to the socio-economic context of the region.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Technical products: 75F0002M2002001
    Description:

    This paper assesses the effects of subjective health and disability on a wide range of reasons for job separation, while controlling for other factors. The data are from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID).

    Release date: 2002-06-25

  • Technical products: 81-589-X20010015842
    Description:

    The central issues of Dr. Volpe's paper and presentation focussed on best practices of school-linked services and the reasons why school-linked services have been difficult to implement.

    Release date: 2001-05-22

  • Technical products: 81-589-X20010015849
    Description:

    Dr. Lupart's paper and presentation focussed on "gaps and limitations" in education for students with exceptional learning needs.

    Release date: 2001-05-22

  • Technical products: 11-522-X19990015676
    Description:

    As the population ages, a greater demand for long-term care services and, in particular, nursing homes is expected. Policy analysts continue to search for alternative, less costly forms of care for the elderly and have attempted to develop programs to delay or prevent nursing-home entry. Health care administrators required information for planning the future demand for nursing-home services. This study assesses the relative importance of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics in predicting and understanding nursing-home entry.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Technical products: 11-522-X19990015646
    Description:

    The current economic context obliges all partners of health-care systems, whether public or private, to identify those factors that determine the use of health-care services. To increase our understanding of the phenomena that underlie these relationships, Statistics Canada and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation have established a new database. For a representative sample of the province of Manitoba, cross-sectional micro-data on the level of health of individuals and on their socioeconomic characteristics, and detailed longitudinal data on the use of health-care services have been linked. In this presentation, we will discuss the general context of the linkage of records from various organizations, the protection of privacy and confidentiality. We will also present results of studies which should not have been performed in the absence of the linked database.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Technical products: 84F0013X
    Description:

    This study was initiated to test the validity of probabilistic linkage methods used at Statistics Canada. It compared the results of data linkages on infant deaths in Canada with infant death data from Nova Scotia and Alberta. It also compared the availability of fetal deaths on the national and provincial files.

    Release date: 1999-10-08

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