Canadian Community Health Survey – Annual component

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By collecting information about health at the community level, the Canadian Community Health Survey aims to:

  • support local health units by providing them with the timely information they need to evaluate existing programs and to design new ones suited to their communities; and,
  • provide more current, detailed and uniform health information in every province and territory.

Results of our surveys are used for policy-making and program development that affect Canadian communities. The Canadian Community Health Survey has already been instrumental in drawing attention to emerging health issues, such as the decrease in teen smoking. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
January 3 to December 24, 2017
Collection methods:
Telephone and personal interviews
Survey participation:
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    Your answers are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act and will be kept strictly confidential.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with government and non-government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

    For this survey, there are agreements with Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, provincial and territorial ministries of health and the Institut de la statistique du Québec. Personal identifiers such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers will not be provided to Health Canada or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

    Statistics Canada will only share your survey responses with your consent. Income information obtained from income tax records will also be provided to these organizations with your consent.

    Record linkage

    To minimize respondent burden and to enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada will combine responses with information from the tax records of household members. Statistics Canada may also add information from other surveys or administrative data sources.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    The Canadian Community Health Survey is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to various aspects of health.

    Participants will be asked questions on multiple topics such as the perception of their physical and mental health state, on chronic conditions, the use of health care services, behaviours and habits thought to be related to health such as smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, physical activity, consumption of fruits and vegetables and alcohol use.

    Data are also collected on a variety of socio-demographics. These data allow for analysis of health data for specific population groups (by age groups, geography, etc.).

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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats, the following list includes the latest articles and related documents for the Canadian Community Health Survey:

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3226
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