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.

July 2012

Suicide rates: An overview

Tanya Navaneelan

This article presents suicide trends and variations by sex, age and marital status, based on data from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database.

June 2012

Current smoking trends

Teresa Janz

This article highlights smoking data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), featuring important trends by age and sex, as well as heavy and light daily smoking. Characteristics of youth smokers as well as the impact of smoking on health and life expectancy are also presented.


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