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This publication, produced jointly by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), is a compilation of over 80 indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health–system performance and community and health-system characteristics.
These indicators are produced at the health region level, as well as at provincial, territorial and Canada levels. Data used to calculate the indicators are the most recently available and represent a wide range of sources including the Census, surveys and administrative records. Definitions, data quality, concepts and methodology notes provide information necessary to interpret the indicators.
Updated data tables and maps for most indicators are identified in the Health Indicators data tables, maps and fact sheets section.
Featured in this issue are the following new indicators:
As of June 15th, 2010, Health Indicators and the Health Profile reflect the latest information from the 2009 Canadian Community Health Survey.