Canadian Health Survey on Seniors

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The Canadian Health Survey on Seniors focuses on the health of Canadians aged 65 and over. The data will be used to better understand factors that contribute to healthy aging.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From January 2 to December 24, 2019
Collection methods:
Computer-assisted telephone and personal interviews
Survey participation:
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations or non-government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

    For this survey, there are agreements with: Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Provincial ministries of Health and the Institut de la statistique du Québec. With the exception of postal codes, personal identifiers such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers will not be provided to Health Canada or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

    Statistics Canada will only share your survey responses with your consent. Income information obtained from income tax records will also be provided to these organizations with your consent.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada will combine the information you provide with information from the Canadian Community Health Survey, including tax data. Statistics Canada may also combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    Participants will be asked questions on multiple topics such as their health status, chronic conditions, the use of health care services, supports, as well as social and health determinants.

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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • Block Information on Related surveys

    Related surveys

    Canadian Community Health Survey – Annual component (CCHS)

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5267
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