List of other Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) documents available

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Note: Many of the documents are not yet available for cycles 3 or 4. This list shows the names of the most recent version of the documents.

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CHMS Content summary for cycles 1 to 8

  • The content summary document is divided into separate tables which list all of the content topics in the survey by age group of respondent. There are tables on the household questionnaire, mobile examination centre (MEC) physical measures, MEC questionnaire, laboratory blood and urine tests, laboratory indoor air sample tests and laboratory tap water sample tests. The laboratory tables also provide information on analytical ranges and conversion factors.

CHMS Data User Guide – Cycle 2

CHMS Derived Variables (DVs) documentation – Cycle 2

  • There are separate DV documents for the following different types of DVs:  household and mobile examination centre (MEC), medication, activity monitor, non-environmental laboratory measures and environmental laboratory measures.

CHMS Data Dictionaries – Cycle 2

  • There are separate data dictionaries for the following different data files:  master, medication, activity monitor subsample, indoor air subsample – household level, indoor air subsample – person level, fasted blood measures subsample, environment blood measures subsample and environment urine measures subsample.

Supporting documentation for the climate and air quality file – Cycle 2

CHMS sampling documentation – Cycle 2

Presentations on using CHMS data – Cycles 1 and 2

Instructions for Combining Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Data

For more information or to obtain copies of the documents in the list above, please contact Statistics Canada’s National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116;

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