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  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020036394
    Description:

    This article explores the demographic, social and economic characteristics of the underweight population.

    Release date: 2002-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020036396
    Description:

    This article focusses on the change in unmet health care needs reported by Canadians from 1998 to 2001, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the National Population Health Survey.

    Release date: 2002-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 82F0077X2001001
    Release date: 2002-12-16

  • Journals and periodicals: 82F0077X
    Description:

    The objective of this working paper series is to analyse the comparability of surveys conducted by Statistics Canada on smoking, to highlight the changes in the data among data years and to illustrate their statistical significance. The aim is to clarify any confusion regarding comparability of survey estimates of smoking prevalence and daily cigarette consumption over this period, as well as to provide the user-requested data in a technical but understandable format.

    Release date: 2002-12-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S2002001
    Description:

    This is the third in the series of annual reports published by Statistics Canada on the health of Canadians. This supplement highlights communities, with new information that is mainly from the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Communities are viewed from several perspectives: geographically, with analyses of the health regions that have been created by provincial health departments; culturally, with articles examining two specific communities-Aboriginal Canadians living off-reserve and immigrants; and socio-economically, with studies of urban neighbourhoods defined by their level of income.

    Canada's 139 health regions are grouped into 10 "peer groups" with similar socio-demographic profiles. Health outcomes and risk factors are compared among and within peer groups.

    Life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy estimates are based on data from the 1996 Census of Canada and the Canadian Vital Statistics Database. Risk factor estimates are based on data from the 2000/01 CCHS.

    Release date: 2002-12-11

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-578-X
    Description:

    The 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a post-censal survey of adults and children whose everyday activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. A sample of those persons who answered "Yes" to the 2001 Census disability filter questions were included in the PALS survey population. Approximately 35,000 adults and 8,000 children living in private, and some collective, households in the 10 provinces were selected to participate in the survey. The data were collected in the fall of 2001. The survey was last conducted after the 1991 Census under the title of the 1991 Health and Activity Limitation Survey (HALS). This report presents an overview of the methodological and content changes between the 1991 HALS and the 2001 PALS. The major differences include new census disability filter questions, a new sampling plan and new questionnaire content.

    Release date: 2002-12-03

  • Table: 89-579-X
    Description:

    The 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a post-censal survey of adults and children whose everyday activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. A sample of those persons who answered 'Yes' to the 2001 Census disability filter questions were included in the PALS survey population. Approximately 35,000 adults and 8,000 children living in private and some collective households in the 10 provinces were selected to participate in the survey. The data were collected after the 2001 Census, in the fall of 2001.

    These tables contain data on the number of adults and children with disabilities, disability rates, as well as the type and severity of disability, by age and sex, for Canada and the provinces.

    Release date: 2002-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-005-X20020016479
    Description:

    The Population Health Model (POHEM) is a policy analysis tool that helps answer "what-if" questions about the health and economic burden of specific diseases and the cost-effectiveness of administering new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. This simulation model is particularly pertinent in an era of fiscal restraint, when new therapies are generally expensive and difficult policy decisions are being made. More important, it provides a base for a broader framework to inform policy decisions using comprehensive disease data and risk factors. Our "base case" models comprehensively estimate the lifetime costs of treating breast, lung and colorectal cancer in Canada. Our cancer models have shown the large financial burden of diagnostic work-up and initial therapy, as well as the high costs of hospitalizing those dying of cancer. Our core cancer models (lung, breast and colorectal cancer) have been used to evaluate the impact of new practice patterns. We have used these models to evaluate new chemotherapy regimens as therapeutic options for advanced lung cancer; the health and financial impact of reducing the hospital length of stay for initial breast cancer surgery; and the potential impact of population-based screening for colorectal cancer. To date, the most interesting intervention we have studied has been the use of tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer among high risk women.

    Release date: 2002-10-08

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20020016342
    Description:

    Women who reported moderate drinking, that is, two to nine drinks in the past week, had significantly lower odds of receiving a new diagnosis of or dying from heart disease between 1994-95 and 1998-99, compared with women who reported lifetime abstinence from alcohol. No such protective association emerged for men over this period.

    Release date: 2002-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20020016344
    Description:

    This article examines the substantial increase in the numbers and rates of hip and knee replacements among seniors between 1981-82 and 1998-99, while also looking at the decline in the length of stay for both procedures. This increase in joint replacement surgery was evident for both sexes and in all senior age groups, although rates were consistently higher for women.

    Release date: 2002-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20020016343
    Description:

    Hospital characteristics that may indicate restructuring, such as a recent administrative merger or a decrease in average length of stay, were not associated with 30-day re-admissions of pneumonia or acute myocardial infarction patients. Patients with two or more related hospital admissions in the previous year were at increased risk of re-admission.

    Release date: 2002-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020026346
    Description:

    This article looks at who is most likely to search the Internet for health-related topics, what sort of information is sought and if it is credible.

    Release date: 2002-09-17

  • 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

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046315
    Description:

    This article describes the characteristics of shift workers and compares stress factors and health behaviours of shift and regular daytime workers. Based on an analysis of people followed over four years, associations between shift work and the incidence of chronic conditions and changes in psychological distress levels are explored.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046316
    Description:

    This article identifies risk factors associated with the loss and recovery of independence among the household population aged 65 or older.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046317
    Description:

    This article presents a profile of variations in disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) by health region.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X2002101
    Description:

    This is the third in the series of annual reports published by Statistics Canada on the health of Canadians. This supplement highlights communities, with new information that is mainly from the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Communities are viewed from several perspectives: geographically, with analyses of the health regions that have been created by provincial health departments; culturally, with articles examining two specific communities-Aboriginal Canadians living off-reserve and immigrants; and socio-economically, with studies of urban neighbourhoods defined by their level of income.

    Canada's 139 health regions are grouped into 10 "peer groups" with similar socio-demographic profiles. Health outcomes and risk factors are compared among and within peer groups.

    Life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy estimates are based on data from the 1996 Census of Canada and the Canadian Vital Statistics Database. Risk factor estimates are based on data from the 2000/01 CCHS.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016336
    Description:

    This paper compares immigrants with the Canadian-born population in terms of depression and alcohol dependence. It explores whether the 'healthy immigrant effect' observed for physical health also holds true for mental health. Several sources of diversity among immigrants are also considered.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016353
    Description:

    This article describes changes in income-related differences in mortality in Canada from 1971 to 1996, including trends by specific causes of death.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016330
    Description:

    This article examines the health of Canadians at the community level. Canada's 139 health regions are grouped into 10 "peer groups" with similar socio-demographic profiles. Health outcomes and risk factors are compared between and within peer groups.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016323
    Description:

    This article compares the off-reserve Aboriginal population with the rest of the Canadian population in terms of health status, health behaviours, and health care utilization.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016335
    Description:

    This article compares the health of immigrants at different times since immigration with that of the Canadian-born population, in terms of chronic conditions in general, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Health behaviour outcomes are also explored, as is their role in explaining observed health outcomes.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • 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

  • Articles and reports: 91-209-X20010009248
    Description:

    The study examines major socio-demographic factors associated with the use of home-care services by elderly people living in private households.

    Release date: 2002-07-03

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010036217
    Description:

    This paper summarizes research conducted by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) on teacher workload and stress. The study comprises surveys on secondary English teachers' workload, all teachers' workload, and special education issues.

    Release date: 2002-06-26

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  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020036394
    Description:

    This article explores the demographic, social and economic characteristics of the underweight population.

    Release date: 2002-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020036396
    Description:

    This article focusses on the change in unmet health care needs reported by Canadians from 1998 to 2001, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the National Population Health Survey.

    Release date: 2002-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 82F0077X2001001
    Release date: 2002-12-16

  • Journals and periodicals: 82F0077X
    Description:

    The objective of this working paper series is to analyse the comparability of surveys conducted by Statistics Canada on smoking, to highlight the changes in the data among data years and to illustrate their statistical significance. The aim is to clarify any confusion regarding comparability of survey estimates of smoking prevalence and daily cigarette consumption over this period, as well as to provide the user-requested data in a technical but understandable format.

    Release date: 2002-12-16

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S2002001
    Description:

    This is the third in the series of annual reports published by Statistics Canada on the health of Canadians. This supplement highlights communities, with new information that is mainly from the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Communities are viewed from several perspectives: geographically, with analyses of the health regions that have been created by provincial health departments; culturally, with articles examining two specific communities-Aboriginal Canadians living off-reserve and immigrants; and socio-economically, with studies of urban neighbourhoods defined by their level of income.

    Canada's 139 health regions are grouped into 10 "peer groups" with similar socio-demographic profiles. Health outcomes and risk factors are compared among and within peer groups.

    Life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy estimates are based on data from the 1996 Census of Canada and the Canadian Vital Statistics Database. Risk factor estimates are based on data from the 2000/01 CCHS.

    Release date: 2002-12-11

  • Articles and reports: 82-005-X20020016479
    Description:

    The Population Health Model (POHEM) is a policy analysis tool that helps answer "what-if" questions about the health and economic burden of specific diseases and the cost-effectiveness of administering new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. This simulation model is particularly pertinent in an era of fiscal restraint, when new therapies are generally expensive and difficult policy decisions are being made. More important, it provides a base for a broader framework to inform policy decisions using comprehensive disease data and risk factors. Our "base case" models comprehensively estimate the lifetime costs of treating breast, lung and colorectal cancer in Canada. Our cancer models have shown the large financial burden of diagnostic work-up and initial therapy, as well as the high costs of hospitalizing those dying of cancer. Our core cancer models (lung, breast and colorectal cancer) have been used to evaluate the impact of new practice patterns. We have used these models to evaluate new chemotherapy regimens as therapeutic options for advanced lung cancer; the health and financial impact of reducing the hospital length of stay for initial breast cancer surgery; and the potential impact of population-based screening for colorectal cancer. To date, the most interesting intervention we have studied has been the use of tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer among high risk women.

    Release date: 2002-10-08

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20020016342
    Description:

    Women who reported moderate drinking, that is, two to nine drinks in the past week, had significantly lower odds of receiving a new diagnosis of or dying from heart disease between 1994-95 and 1998-99, compared with women who reported lifetime abstinence from alcohol. No such protective association emerged for men over this period.

    Release date: 2002-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20020016344
    Description:

    This article examines the substantial increase in the numbers and rates of hip and knee replacements among seniors between 1981-82 and 1998-99, while also looking at the decline in the length of stay for both procedures. This increase in joint replacement surgery was evident for both sexes and in all senior age groups, although rates were consistently higher for women.

    Release date: 2002-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20020016343
    Description:

    Hospital characteristics that may indicate restructuring, such as a recent administrative merger or a decrease in average length of stay, were not associated with 30-day re-admissions of pneumonia or acute myocardial infarction patients. Patients with two or more related hospital admissions in the previous year were at increased risk of re-admission.

    Release date: 2002-10-03

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020026346
    Description:

    This article looks at who is most likely to search the Internet for health-related topics, what sort of information is sought and if it is credible.

    Release date: 2002-09-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046315
    Description:

    This article describes the characteristics of shift workers and compares stress factors and health behaviours of shift and regular daytime workers. Based on an analysis of people followed over four years, associations between shift work and the incidence of chronic conditions and changes in psychological distress levels are explored.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046316
    Description:

    This article identifies risk factors associated with the loss and recovery of independence among the household population aged 65 or older.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010046317
    Description:

    This article presents a profile of variations in disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) by health region.

    Release date: 2002-07-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X2002101
    Description:

    This is the third in the series of annual reports published by Statistics Canada on the health of Canadians. This supplement highlights communities, with new information that is mainly from the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Communities are viewed from several perspectives: geographically, with analyses of the health regions that have been created by provincial health departments; culturally, with articles examining two specific communities-Aboriginal Canadians living off-reserve and immigrants; and socio-economically, with studies of urban neighbourhoods defined by their level of income.

    Canada's 139 health regions are grouped into 10 "peer groups" with similar socio-demographic profiles. Health outcomes and risk factors are compared among and within peer groups.

    Life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy estimates are based on data from the 1996 Census of Canada and the Canadian Vital Statistics Database. Risk factor estimates are based on data from the 2000/01 CCHS.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016336
    Description:

    This paper compares immigrants with the Canadian-born population in terms of depression and alcohol dependence. It explores whether the 'healthy immigrant effect' observed for physical health also holds true for mental health. Several sources of diversity among immigrants are also considered.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016353
    Description:

    This article describes changes in income-related differences in mortality in Canada from 1971 to 1996, including trends by specific causes of death.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016330
    Description:

    This article examines the health of Canadians at the community level. Canada's 139 health regions are grouped into 10 "peer groups" with similar socio-demographic profiles. Health outcomes and risk factors are compared between and within peer groups.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016323
    Description:

    This article compares the off-reserve Aboriginal population with the rest of the Canadian population in terms of health status, health behaviours, and health care utilization.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20020016335
    Description:

    This article compares the health of immigrants at different times since immigration with that of the Canadian-born population, in terms of chronic conditions in general, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Health behaviour outcomes are also explored, as is their role in explaining observed health outcomes.

    Release date: 2002-07-04

  • Articles and reports: 91-209-X20010009248
    Description:

    The study examines major socio-demographic factors associated with the use of home-care services by elderly people living in private households.

    Release date: 2002-07-03

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010036217
    Description:

    This paper summarizes research conducted by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) on teacher workload and stress. The study comprises surveys on secondary English teachers' workload, all teachers' workload, and special education issues.

    Release date: 2002-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010036103
    Description:

    Low frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with other risky health behaviours or conditions, such as physical inactivity, smoking, obesity and alcohol-dependence. Women reported eating fruit and vegetables more often than did men.

    Release date: 2002-03-13

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010036105
    Description:

    An individual's sense of belonging to his or her local community is associated with self-perceived health. Individuals who felt very strongly connected had nearly twice the odds of reporting excellent or very good health, compared with those who reported a weak sense of community belonging.

    Release date: 2002-03-13

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010036101
    Description:

    One in eight people reported that they had unmet health care needs in 200/01, up from one in twenty-four in 1994/95. Long waits and unavailability of services were the most frequently reported reasons for such unmet needs.

    Release date: 2002-03-13

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20010036099
    Description:

    Cycle 1.1 of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) will provide information for 136 health regions. A brief overview of the CCHS design, sampling strategy, interviewing procedures, data collection and processing is presented.

    Release date: 2002-03-13

Reference (4)

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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-578-X
    Description:

    The 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a post-censal survey of adults and children whose everyday activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. A sample of those persons who answered "Yes" to the 2001 Census disability filter questions were included in the PALS survey population. Approximately 35,000 adults and 8,000 children living in private, and some collective, households in the 10 provinces were selected to participate in the survey. The data were collected in the fall of 2001. The survey was last conducted after the 1991 Census under the title of the 1991 Health and Activity Limitation Survey (HALS). This report presents an overview of the methodological and content changes between the 1991 HALS and the 2001 PALS. The major differences include new census disability filter questions, a new sampling plan and new questionnaire content.

    Release date: 2002-12-03

  • 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

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