Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) – Content Information Sheet 2007-2023

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Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) – Content Information Sheet 2007-2023
Description: Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) – Content Information Sheet 2007-2023

The Canadian Health Measure Survey (CHMS) is divided in biennial collection cycles. Eight cycles are currently planned.

Years covered by each cycle
Cycle ​Years
1 2007-2009
2 2009-2011
3 2012-2013
4 2014-2015
5 2016-2017
6 2018-2019
7 2020-2021
8 2022-2023

Sample collection is divided in three components: Household, Mobile Examination Centre (MEC) and the Laboratory & Biobank. The components contain content that reoccurs every cycle and content specific to selected cycles.

Household
Content Cycles
Questionnaire
Anthropometry (Self-Reported) 1-8
Infection Markers 1-8
Nutrition & Alcohol 1-8
Physical Activity & Sleep 1-8
Pregnancy/Birth/Breastfeeding 1-8
Sexual Health 1-8
Smoking 1-8
Socio-Demographic Characteristics 1-8
Chronic Health Conditions 1-8
Drug/Medication Use 1-8
Family Medical History 1-4 and 7-8
Bone Health 5-8
General Health 1-8
Oral Health 1 and 8
Visual Health 5-6
Environmental Chemical Exposure 1-8
Sample
Indoor Air Sampler 2-4
Tap Water Sampler 3-4 and 7-8
Mobile examination centre (MEC)
Content Cycles
Physical measures
Anthropometry 1-8
Cardiovascular health 1-8
Musculoskeletal fitness 1-8
Accelerometry (activity monitor) 1-8
Mechanography 5-8
Hearing health 3-4
Densitometry (pQCT) 5-6
Densitometry (DXA) 7-8
Oral health 1 and 8
Spirometry 1-4 and 7-8
Visual health 5-6
Skin pigmentation 3-4 and 7-8
Questionnaire
Drug/medication use 1-8
Fish and shellfish consumption 2-8
Sun exposure 3-4 and 7-8
Hearing health 3-4
Visual health 5-6
Environmental chemical exposure 2-4 and 7-8
Specimen
Blood 1-8
Urine 1-8
Home urine 5-6
Saliva 5
Hair 5

The laboratory and biobank component contains six sections which are blood, urine, hair, indoor air, tap water and the biobank.

Laboratory & Biobank
Content Cycles
Blood
Cardiovascular 1-8
Chemistry panel 1-8
Hematology 1-8
Diabetes 1-8
Nutritional status 1-8
Environmental chemical exposure 1-8
Infection markers 1-5 and 7-8
Bone 2 and 5-8
Reproductive hormones 3-4
Thyroid status 3-6
Immunoglobulin E 3-4
Urine
Nutritional status 1-8
Environmental chemical exposure 1-8
Specific gravity, creatinine 1-8
HPV 2
Chlamydia 2 and 5-6
Microalbumin 1-2
Hair
Metals, trace elements 5
Indoor air
VOCs 2-4
Tap Water
VOCs 3-4
Fluoride 3-4 and 7-8
Environmental chemical exposure 7-8
Biobank
Serum, plasma, whole blood, urine, DNA 1-8
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