Table 1
Derivation of cohort from in-scope census records, and cohort as percentage of 1991 population aged 25 or older, Canada

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Derivation of cohort
In-scope census records (residents of Canada aged 25 or older with long-form questionnaire) 3,576,487
  Not linked to name file 716,243
Linked to name file 2,860,244
  Linked to name file, but not followed for deaths* 125,092
Linked to name file and followed for deaths (the cohort) 2,735,152
Percentage of population
1991 mid-year population estimate for all Canada, population aged 25 or older 18,225,349
Cohort as percentage of population aged 25 or older (%) 15.0
* simple random sample of 4.4% of those linked to name file.
CANSIM table 051-0001/3604.
Source: Census mortality follow-up study, 1991 to 2001.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2008, "The Canadian census mortality follow-up study, 1991 through 2001", Health Reports, September 2008, Catalogue number 82-003-X