Health Fact Sheets

The Health Fact Sheet publication features short, informative articles on interesting health topics from various health data sources.

Trends in mortality rates, 2000 to 2012

Release date: December 10, 2015

This fact sheet presents the age-standardized mortality rates and analyzes the trends in mortality rates since 2000, with emphasis on the leading causes of death.

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The 10 leading causes of death, 2012

Release date: December 10, 2015

Statistics shown in this fact sheet come from vital statistics Canadian death database. These data are collected from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries and contain demographic and medical (cause of death) information on all deaths in Canada.

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Omega-3 fatty acid levels of adults, 2012 and 2013

Release date: November 18, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about omega-3 fatty acid levels in Canadians aged 20 to 79. Results shown are based on data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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Tobacco use of Canadians, 2012 and 2013

Release date: July 15, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about the tobacco use of Canadians aged 12 to 79. It includes self-reported information on smoking as well as measured urine cotinine concentrations. Results shown are based on data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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Lead, mercury and cadmium concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013

Release date: July 15, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about lead, mercury and cadmium concentrations in Canadian aged 3 to 79. Results shown are based on data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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Bisphenol A concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013

Release date: July 15, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about bisphenol A concentrations in Canadian aged 3 to 79. Results shown are based on data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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Quick facts by census metropolitan area, 2013-2014

Release date: June 24, 2015

This will feature a selection of health indicators for the 34 census metropolitan areas (CMA) in Canada. Data at the provincial and national level will be presented and compared with the data for the CMA.

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Access to a regular medical doctor, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about having a regular medical doctor among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Arthritis, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about Arthritis among Canadians aged 15 and older. The data used are based on a question from the Canadian Community Health Survey that asked respondents if they had arthritis, excluding fibromyalgia.

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Asthma, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about asthma among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Diabetes, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about diabetes among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Exposure to second-hand smoke at home, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about exposure to second-hand smoke at home among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Fruit and vegetable consumption, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about fruit and vegetable consumption among Canadians aged 12 and older. The data are based on a Canadian Community Health Survey question that measured the number of times respondents reported that they consumed fruit and vegetables, rather than the actual quantity consumed.

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Heavy drinking, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about heavy drinking among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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High blood pressure, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about high blood pressure among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Overweight and obese adults (self-reported), 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about Canadians aged 18 and older who are overweight or obese. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Overweight and obese youth (self-reported), 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact sheet about Canadians aged 12 to 17 who are overweight or obese. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Perceived health, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a Health fact about self-perceived health among Canadians aged 12 and older. The Canadian Community Health Survey asked questions about how Canadians felt about their own health status. Perceived health refers to a person's health in general - not only the absence of disease or injury, but also physical, mental and social well being.

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Perceived life stress, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about perceived life stress among Canadians aged 15 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Physical activity during leisure time, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about physical activity during leisure time among Canadians aged 12 and older. The data presented refer only to activities during leisure time and do not take account of energy expended at work, in transportation, or doing housework. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Smoking, 2014

Release date: June 17, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about smoking among Canadians aged 12 and older. The results shown are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Injuries at work, 2013

Release date: April 28, 2015

This health fact sheet presents data on injuries at work among Canadians aged 15 to 74. Results shown are based on data from the 2013 Canadian Community Health Survey.

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Hearing loss of Canadians, 2012 and 2013

Release date: April 15, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about hearing loss in Canadians aged 6 to 79. Results shown are based on otoscopy, tympanometry and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) test data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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Directly measured physical activity of adults, 2012 and 2013

Release date: February 18, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about the directly measured physical activity of Canadian adults aged 18 to 79. Results shown are based on activity monitor data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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Directly measured physical activity of children and youth, 2012 and 2013

Release date: February 18, 2015

This is a health fact sheet about physical activity levels among Canadian children and youth aged 3 to 17. The results shown are based on activity monitor data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.

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