Health at a Glance

Each issue of Health at a Glance consists of a short non-technical article on topics that feature statistics from health-related surveys and administrative data.

December 2011

Cancer in Canada: Focus on Lung, Colorectal, Breast and Prostate

Tanya Navaneelan and Teresa Janz

This article is an overview of the four most commonly diagnosed types of cancer in Canada. Data are from the 1992 to 2007 Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR). The focus is on basic trends over time, as well as age and sex differences regarding incidence rates, survival and mortality.

June 2011

Injuries in Canada: Insights from the Canadian Community Health Survey

Jean-Michel Billette and Teresa Janz

This article is an overview of injuries featuring results from the 2009–2010 Canadian Community Health Survey. With a focus on broad age groups, it explores various aspects of this topic such as who gets injured, main causes, and types of injuries.

April 2011

Disparities in life expectancy at birth

Lawson Greenberg and Claude Normandin

This article examines the life expectancy of Canadians within an international and national context.  A variety of factors related to differences in life expectancy are explored including: smoking, drinking, and obesity; socio-economic variables such as gender, education, and income; and other factors such as population density and remoteness.

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