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Call for proposals for the biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey: From November 1 to December 31, 2013, Statistics Canada is inviting researchers to apply for access to blood, urine and DNA samples from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) for use in health studies. The biospecimens are available to any Canadian researcher that completes a review process and would benefit from a national population survey of about 5,600 participants per collection cycle. Please visit the CHMS biobank website to download the application form and for more information about the review process.
Combined data for 2011 and 2012 reference years are now available from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).
In addition to the combined data, a new product is also available under the Health Fact Sheets, Quick facts by census metropolitan area, 2011-2012. This product features a selection of health indicators for the 34 census metropolitan areas (CMA) in Canada, along with comparisons to the provincial and national data.
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2012 data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) are now available.
CCHS data show that exposure to second-hand smoke is declining. In 2012, the rate of non-smokers aged 12 and older who were regularly exposed to second-hand smoke at home was less than half of that in 2003.
The 2012 CCHS data reveal other shifts in Canadians' health and behavior. 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, with data for more than 35 health indicators at the health-region level.
For more information on this release, and other data products available, please visit The Daily