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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S2004000
    Description:

    Focus on Mental Health is the fifth report in the Statistics Canada series How Healthy Are Canadians? It contains four articles. Analysis is based on data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being.

    Social anxiety disorder : beyond shyness provides prevalence estimates of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) among the Canadian population aged 15 or older. The age of onset, duration of symptoms and relationship with other mental disorders are discussed. To assess the burden of social anxiety disorder, associations with social support, functional disability and quality of life are examined. The number of people who sought treatment to help them deal with their social fears is also explored.

    Bipolar I disorder, social support and work estimates of the prevalence of symptoms consistent with bipolar I disorder among Canadians aged 15 or older are presented. The analysis focuses on factors associated with employment among people who have the disorder.

    Panic disorder and coping examines the prevalence of panic disorder, by selected socio-demographic characteristics. Comparisons are made between people with a history of panic disorder and those who have never experienced this illness, in relation to chronic physical conditions, other mental health disorders, work status and coping.

    Alcohol and illicit drug dependence estimates the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug dependence. Relationships between alcohol and illicit drug use and depression are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X2004101
    Description:

    Focus on Mental Health is the fifth report in the Statistics Canada series How Healthy Are Canadians? It contains four articles. Analysis is based on data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being.

    Social anxiety disorder : beyond shyness provides prevalence estimates of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) among the Canadian population aged 15 or older. The age of onset, duration of symptoms and relationship with other mental disorders are discussed. To assess the burden of social anxiety disorder, associations with social support, functional disability and quality of life are examined. The number of people who sought treatment to help them deal with their social fears is also explored.

    Bipolar I disorder, social support and work estimates of the prevalence of symptoms consistent with bipolar I disorder among Canadians aged 15 or older are presented. The analysis focuses on factors associated with employment among people who have the disorder.

    Panic disorder and coping examines the prevalence of panic disorder, by selected socio-demographic characteristics. Comparisons are made between people with a history of panic disorder and those who have never experienced this illness, in relation to chronic physical conditions, other mental health disorders, work status and coping.

    Alcohol and illicit drug dependence estimates the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug dependence. Relationships between alcohol and illicit drug use and depression are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007419
    Description:

    The article "Social anxiety disorder-beyond shyness" is the first of several articles to be released this fall in Focus on Mental Health, this year's annual supplement to Health Reports' How Healthy are Canadians? series.

    Based on data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being, it provides prevalence estimates of social anxiety disorder (also know as social phobia) among the Canadian population aged 15 or older. The age of onset, duration of symptoms and relationship with other mental disorders are discussed. To assess the burden of social anxiety disorder, associations with social support, functional disability and quality of life are examined. The number of people who sought treatment to help them deal with their social fears is also explored.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007445
    Description:

    The prevalence of panic disorder by selected socio-demographic characteristics is examined in this article. Comparisons are made between people with a history of panic disorder and those who have never experienced this illness, in relation to chronic physical conditions, other mental health disorders, work status and coping.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007447
    Description:

    In this article, the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug dependence is estimated. Relationships between alcohol and illicit drug use and depression are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007443
    Description:

    Estimates of the prevalence of symptoms consistent with bipolar I disorder among Canadians aged 15 or older are presented. Factors associated with employment among people who have the disorder are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411113130
    Description:

    Nurses make up the largest proportion of health workers in Canada. However, these days they are under increasing pressure. Their average age has increased, enrolment in nursing programs declined during the 1990s, and employment of lower-paid unregulated workers has increased. A look at employment trends between 1987 and 2003 for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse aides and orderlies.

    Release date: 2004-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040037734
    Description:

    This article describes the well-being of off-reserve Aboriginal children aged 14 and under, using data from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) to focus on off-reserve Aboriginal children with respect to health and well-being, education, and learning and use of Aboriginal languages. It is adapted from A Portrait of Aboriginal Children Living in Non-reserve Areas: Results from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 89-597-XWE).

    Release date: 2004-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 82-618-M2004001
    Description:

    This article reports smoking trends over the past decade for the Canadian population aged 18 or older. Based on longitudinal data from the National Population Health Survey, the article examines smoking cessation and relapse in relation to level of addiction, smoke-free environments, vascular and respiratory chronic conditions and psychosocial factors such as stress and social support.

    Release date: 2004-11-24

  • Articles and reports: 82-005-X20040027421
    Description:

    This article summarizes results from the Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health 2002-2003 (JCUSH). Conducted by Statistics Canada and the US National Center for Health Statistics of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the JCUSH collected comprehensive information on health status and access to health care services using a single survey and a standard approach in both countries.

    Release date: 2004-11-22

  • Index and guides: 82M0023G
    Description:

    This document is intended to facilitate consultation and use of the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) microdata file. It contains information on the objectives, methodology, variables used and estimation procedures as well as the rules governing the dissemination of estimates based on data from the survey.

    PALS collected data from adults with disabilities, including any person whose daily activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. The survey covers themes such as activity limitations, help with everyday activities, education, employment status, social participation and economic characteristics.

    Release date: 2004-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017038
    Description:

    In this Health Reports article, a 20-year trend in the average length of hospital stay for breast cancer is traced, using data from the Hospital Morbitiy Database and the Person-oriented Information Database. Reasons for the shorter length of stay are examined and its impact on outcomes is discussed.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017041
    Description:

    In this Health Reports article, data from the Canadian Community Health survey are used to estimate the number of seniors with vision problems, covering topics such as cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes and vision care insurance.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017039
    Description:

    This Health Reports article uses data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey to estimate how many Canadians reported that their most recent contact with the health care system took place in a hospital emergency room (ER).

    Sex, age and other characteristics of those who had visited a hospital ER are reported as well as level of satisfaction, including characteristics of those who were dissatisfied with their hospital emergency room care.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017037
    Description:

    This Health Reports article uses data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey to examine who is most commonly exposed to second-hand smoke, by age, sex, province and health region.

    Exposure is examined by setting, that is, in public places, at work, at home, in private vehicles, and is given in the context of smoking prevalence.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017040
    Description:

    This Health Reports article presents recent information from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the Canada Health Survey on dental consultations by sex, age, education, income and availability of dental insurance. Reasons for not seeking dental care are also outlined.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20040088407
    Description:

    This report examines homicide in Canada. Detailed information is presented on the characteristics of homicide incidents (murder, manslaughter and infanticide), victims and accused. Geographical patterns of homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and metropolitan levels. Other key themes include international comparisons of homicide, gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, youth homicide and family (including spousal) homicides.

    Release date: 2004-09-29

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004228
    Description:

    This study examines the relationship between individuals' health status and the socio-economic composition of the neighbourhoods in which they live. It combines individual microdata from Statistics Canada's 1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS) with neighbourhood-level characteristics estimated from the 1996 Census of Canada.

    Release date: 2004-09-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040027002
    Description:

    Who provides care to our aging population, and how can we best support them? This article examines caregivers aged 45 to 64 and those 65 and over, and the particular issues for each group.

    Release date: 2004-09-14

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016720
    Description:

    The objective of this study was to analyse the influence of community on individual health. The new Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) was used to derive individual health variables for Canadian residents aged 18 or older while community-level data were obtained from the Canadian 1996 Census of Population. Weighted logistic multilevel models and principal component analysis were used to analyse these data. After controlling for individual variables, there was little variation between communities. However, the influence of the community was more important for people with low family income than those with higher income.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016722
    Description:

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown the efficacy of screening using faecal occult blood tests (FOBT). A comprehensive evaluation of the costs and consequences of CRC screening for the Canadian population is required before implementing such a program. This paper evaluates whether or not the CRC screening is cost-effective. The results of these simulations will be provided to the Canadian National Committee on Colorectal Cancer Screening to help formulate national policy recommendations for CRC screening.

    Statistics Canada's Population Health Microsimulation Model was updated to incorporate a comprehensive CRC screening module based on Canadian data and RCT efficacy results. The module incorporated sensitivity and specificity of FOBT and colonoscopy, participation rates, incidence, staging, diagnostic and therapeutic options, disease progression, mortality and direct health care costs for different screening scenarios. Reproducing the mortality reduction observed in the Funen screening trial validated the model.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Table: 82-617-X
    Description:

    The Internet publication, Mental Health and Well-being, from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) provides cross-sectional estimates at provincial and national levels. Topics include the prevalence of various mental disorders (depression, mania, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia), mental health problems (alcohol and illicit drug dependence, gambling, suicide, eating trouble) and access to and use of mental health care services in the past 12 months.

    The survey also collects information on many determinants and correlates of mental health such as socio-demographic information, income, stress, medication use and social support.

    Data were collected from close to 37,000 respondents, aged 15 or older, residing in households in each province.

    Release date: 2004-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 82-005-X20040017000
    Description:

    This newsletter article describes the process and preliminary results of eliciting scores from small groups of lay Canadians about their relative preference for a health state compared with full health. Health preference measurement helps assess the relative impact of diseases on health-related quality of life. This is part of the Population Health Impact of Disease in Canada (PHI) research program.

    Release date: 2004-08-05

  • Articles and reports: 89-613-M2004002
    Description:

    This report examines the health of residents of census metropolitan areas (CMAs) through measures such as life expectancy, self-rated health, smoking, heavy drinking, obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, life stress, depression, self-perceived unmet health care needs and number of general physicians and family practitioners per 100,000 population.

    Release date: 2004-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046976
    Description:

    Cannabis use has increased over the past decade.

    Males, teenagers and young adults were most likely to have used cannabis in the past year.

    Cocaine/Crack was the second most commonly used illicit drug.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

Data (5)

Data (5) (5 of 5 results)

  • Table: 82-617-X
    Description:

    The Internet publication, Mental Health and Well-being, from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) provides cross-sectional estimates at provincial and national levels. Topics include the prevalence of various mental disorders (depression, mania, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia), mental health problems (alcohol and illicit drug dependence, gambling, suicide, eating trouble) and access to and use of mental health care services in the past 12 months.

    The survey also collects information on many determinants and correlates of mental health such as socio-demographic information, income, stress, medication use and social support.

    Data were collected from close to 37,000 respondents, aged 15 or older, residing in households in each province.

    Release date: 2004-09-09

  • Table: 88-001-X20040087863
    Description:

    Expenditures on Health R&D are growing as a percentage of Gross Domestic Expenditures on Research and Development (GERD). Between the years 1996 and 2000, research and development expenditures in the health field represented approximately 18% of total R&D expenditures in Canada. In the last three years, this percentage has grown to 20% (2001), 22% (2002) and 23% (2003 preliminary estimates). This service bulletin presents details of expenditures on Health R&D performance and funding.

    Release date: 2004-07-19

  • Public use microdata: 82M0011X
    Description:

    The main objective of the 2002 Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) is to provide current information on the smoking behaviour of students in grades 5 to 9 (in Quebec primary school grades 5 and 6 and secondary school grades 1 to 3), and to measure changes that occurred since the last time the survey was conducted in 1994. Additionally, the 2002 survey collected basic data on alcohol and drug use by students in grades 7 to 9 (in Quebec secondary 1 to 3). Results of the Youth Smoking Survey will help with the evaluation of anti-smoking and anti-drug use programs, as well as with the development of new programs.

    Release date: 2004-07-14

  • Table: 84-601-X20040017834
    Description:

    The annual Cancer Incidence in Canada tables provide information on the number of new cases and rates of cancer tumours and patients from 1992 onwards by five-year age-groups and sex for all Canadian provinces and territories as well as information on the primary ICD-O-3 sites of cancer.

    Release date: 2004-05-06

  • Table: 84-601-X20040017772
    Description:

    The Cancer Survival Statistics tables provide site-specific five-year observed and relative survival estimates for cases diagnosed from 1992 onwards. In addition to age-specific and age-standardized national (excl. Quebec) estimates, all ages (15 to 99 years) and age-standardized provincial estimates are available.

    Release date: 2004-05-06

Analysis (41)

Analysis (41) (25 of 41 results)

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S2004000
    Description:

    Focus on Mental Health is the fifth report in the Statistics Canada series How Healthy Are Canadians? It contains four articles. Analysis is based on data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being.

    Social anxiety disorder : beyond shyness provides prevalence estimates of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) among the Canadian population aged 15 or older. The age of onset, duration of symptoms and relationship with other mental disorders are discussed. To assess the burden of social anxiety disorder, associations with social support, functional disability and quality of life are examined. The number of people who sought treatment to help them deal with their social fears is also explored.

    Bipolar I disorder, social support and work estimates of the prevalence of symptoms consistent with bipolar I disorder among Canadians aged 15 or older are presented. The analysis focuses on factors associated with employment among people who have the disorder.

    Panic disorder and coping examines the prevalence of panic disorder, by selected socio-demographic characteristics. Comparisons are made between people with a history of panic disorder and those who have never experienced this illness, in relation to chronic physical conditions, other mental health disorders, work status and coping.

    Alcohol and illicit drug dependence estimates the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug dependence. Relationships between alcohol and illicit drug use and depression are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X2004101
    Description:

    Focus on Mental Health is the fifth report in the Statistics Canada series How Healthy Are Canadians? It contains four articles. Analysis is based on data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being.

    Social anxiety disorder : beyond shyness provides prevalence estimates of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) among the Canadian population aged 15 or older. The age of onset, duration of symptoms and relationship with other mental disorders are discussed. To assess the burden of social anxiety disorder, associations with social support, functional disability and quality of life are examined. The number of people who sought treatment to help them deal with their social fears is also explored.

    Bipolar I disorder, social support and work estimates of the prevalence of symptoms consistent with bipolar I disorder among Canadians aged 15 or older are presented. The analysis focuses on factors associated with employment among people who have the disorder.

    Panic disorder and coping examines the prevalence of panic disorder, by selected socio-demographic characteristics. Comparisons are made between people with a history of panic disorder and those who have never experienced this illness, in relation to chronic physical conditions, other mental health disorders, work status and coping.

    Alcohol and illicit drug dependence estimates the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug dependence. Relationships between alcohol and illicit drug use and depression are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007419
    Description:

    The article "Social anxiety disorder-beyond shyness" is the first of several articles to be released this fall in Focus on Mental Health, this year's annual supplement to Health Reports' How Healthy are Canadians? series.

    Based on data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being, it provides prevalence estimates of social anxiety disorder (also know as social phobia) among the Canadian population aged 15 or older. The age of onset, duration of symptoms and relationship with other mental disorders are discussed. To assess the burden of social anxiety disorder, associations with social support, functional disability and quality of life are examined. The number of people who sought treatment to help them deal with their social fears is also explored.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007445
    Description:

    The prevalence of panic disorder by selected socio-demographic characteristics is examined in this article. Comparisons are made between people with a history of panic disorder and those who have never experienced this illness, in relation to chronic physical conditions, other mental health disorders, work status and coping.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007447
    Description:

    In this article, the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug dependence is estimated. Relationships between alcohol and illicit drug use and depression are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20040007443
    Description:

    Estimates of the prevalence of symptoms consistent with bipolar I disorder among Canadians aged 15 or older are presented. Factors associated with employment among people who have the disorder are analysed.

    Release date: 2004-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411113130
    Description:

    Nurses make up the largest proportion of health workers in Canada. However, these days they are under increasing pressure. Their average age has increased, enrolment in nursing programs declined during the 1990s, and employment of lower-paid unregulated workers has increased. A look at employment trends between 1987 and 2003 for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse aides and orderlies.

    Release date: 2004-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040037734
    Description:

    This article describes the well-being of off-reserve Aboriginal children aged 14 and under, using data from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) to focus on off-reserve Aboriginal children with respect to health and well-being, education, and learning and use of Aboriginal languages. It is adapted from A Portrait of Aboriginal Children Living in Non-reserve Areas: Results from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 89-597-XWE).

    Release date: 2004-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 82-618-M2004001
    Description:

    This article reports smoking trends over the past decade for the Canadian population aged 18 or older. Based on longitudinal data from the National Population Health Survey, the article examines smoking cessation and relapse in relation to level of addiction, smoke-free environments, vascular and respiratory chronic conditions and psychosocial factors such as stress and social support.

    Release date: 2004-11-24

  • Articles and reports: 82-005-X20040027421
    Description:

    This article summarizes results from the Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health 2002-2003 (JCUSH). Conducted by Statistics Canada and the US National Center for Health Statistics of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the JCUSH collected comprehensive information on health status and access to health care services using a single survey and a standard approach in both countries.

    Release date: 2004-11-22

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017038
    Description:

    In this Health Reports article, a 20-year trend in the average length of hospital stay for breast cancer is traced, using data from the Hospital Morbitiy Database and the Person-oriented Information Database. Reasons for the shorter length of stay are examined and its impact on outcomes is discussed.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017041
    Description:

    In this Health Reports article, data from the Canadian Community Health survey are used to estimate the number of seniors with vision problems, covering topics such as cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes and vision care insurance.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017039
    Description:

    This Health Reports article uses data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey to estimate how many Canadians reported that their most recent contact with the health care system took place in a hospital emergency room (ER).

    Sex, age and other characteristics of those who had visited a hospital ER are reported as well as level of satisfaction, including characteristics of those who were dissatisfied with their hospital emergency room care.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017037
    Description:

    This Health Reports article uses data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey to examine who is most commonly exposed to second-hand smoke, by age, sex, province and health region.

    Exposure is examined by setting, that is, in public places, at work, at home, in private vehicles, and is given in the context of smoking prevalence.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017040
    Description:

    This Health Reports article presents recent information from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the Canada Health Survey on dental consultations by sex, age, education, income and availability of dental insurance. Reasons for not seeking dental care are also outlined.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20040088407
    Description:

    This report examines homicide in Canada. Detailed information is presented on the characteristics of homicide incidents (murder, manslaughter and infanticide), victims and accused. Geographical patterns of homicide are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and metropolitan levels. Other key themes include international comparisons of homicide, gang-related homicides, firearm-related homicides, youth homicide and family (including spousal) homicides.

    Release date: 2004-09-29

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004228
    Description:

    This study examines the relationship between individuals' health status and the socio-economic composition of the neighbourhoods in which they live. It combines individual microdata from Statistics Canada's 1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS) with neighbourhood-level characteristics estimated from the 1996 Census of Canada.

    Release date: 2004-09-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040027002
    Description:

    Who provides care to our aging population, and how can we best support them? This article examines caregivers aged 45 to 64 and those 65 and over, and the particular issues for each group.

    Release date: 2004-09-14

  • Articles and reports: 82-005-X20040017000
    Description:

    This newsletter article describes the process and preliminary results of eliciting scores from small groups of lay Canadians about their relative preference for a health state compared with full health. Health preference measurement helps assess the relative impact of diseases on health-related quality of life. This is part of the Population Health Impact of Disease in Canada (PHI) research program.

    Release date: 2004-08-05

  • Articles and reports: 89-613-M2004002
    Description:

    This report examines the health of residents of census metropolitan areas (CMAs) through measures such as life expectancy, self-rated health, smoking, heavy drinking, obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, life stress, depression, self-perceived unmet health care needs and number of general physicians and family practitioners per 100,000 population.

    Release date: 2004-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046976
    Description:

    Cannabis use has increased over the past decade.

    Males, teenagers and young adults were most likely to have used cannabis in the past year.

    Cocaine/Crack was the second most commonly used illicit drug.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046981
    Description:

    - About 17% of women who had a baby in the past five years smoked while they were pregnant, and 17% of women who did not smoke during pregnancy had regularly been exposed to others' smoking.

    - Smoking and exposure to smoking during pregnancy is most common among women younger than 25.

    - Regular exposure to others' smoking increased the risk that a woman would smoke while she was pregnant.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046975
    Description:

    Since the early 1980s, the overall hospitalization rate in Canada has fallen sharply, but the rate for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been stable. To some degree, this stability during an era of decline reflects the high rate of readmission among IBD patients, with more than 20% having at least two hospital stays during the course of a year.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046974
    Description:

    Hospitalization with post-operative infection is relatively rare following cholecystectomy, hysterectomy or appendectomy, with 1.4%, 2.0% and 3.8%, respectively, of patients being identified as having an infection within 30 days of surgery. Nonetheless, the costs of readmission for post-operative infection are estimated at $5.4 to $6.3 million annually.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046978
    Description:

    - Between 1979 and 2001, 599 deaths in Canada were attributed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), only one of which was related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as "mad cow disease."

    - CJD mortality rates rise with age and are highest among people in their seventies.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

Reference (4)

Reference (4) (4 of 4 results)

  • Index and guides: 82M0023G
    Description:

    This document is intended to facilitate consultation and use of the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) microdata file. It contains information on the objectives, methodology, variables used and estimation procedures as well as the rules governing the dissemination of estimates based on data from the survey.

    PALS collected data from adults with disabilities, including any person whose daily activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. The survey covers themes such as activity limitations, help with everyday activities, education, employment status, social participation and economic characteristics.

    Release date: 2004-10-25

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016720
    Description:

    The objective of this study was to analyse the influence of community on individual health. The new Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) was used to derive individual health variables for Canadian residents aged 18 or older while community-level data were obtained from the Canadian 1996 Census of Population. Weighted logistic multilevel models and principal component analysis were used to analyse these data. After controlling for individual variables, there was little variation between communities. However, the influence of the community was more important for people with low family income than those with higher income.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 11-522-X20020016722
    Description:

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown the efficacy of screening using faecal occult blood tests (FOBT). A comprehensive evaluation of the costs and consequences of CRC screening for the Canadian population is required before implementing such a program. This paper evaluates whether or not the CRC screening is cost-effective. The results of these simulations will be provided to the Canadian National Committee on Colorectal Cancer Screening to help formulate national policy recommendations for CRC screening.

    Statistics Canada's Population Health Microsimulation Model was updated to incorporate a comprehensive CRC screening module based on Canadian data and RCT efficacy results. The module incorporated sensitivity and specificity of FOBT and colonoscopy, participation rates, incidence, staging, diagnostic and therapeutic options, disease progression, mortality and direct health care costs for different screening scenarios. Reproducing the mortality reduction observed in the Funen screening trial validated the model.

    Release date: 2004-09-13

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2004014
    Description:

    This paper provides detailed information on public, private, domestic and foreign sources of funding for Canadian health research.

    Release date: 2004-07-19

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