Survey on Maternal Health

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Step 1: Visit the electronic questionnaire portal and select Start my survey.

Step 2: Enter your secure access code (you will find this code in the invitation letter or email you previously received from Statistics Canada).

Step 3: Complete the survey.

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The main objective of the Survey on Maternal Health is to collect information from biological mothers about their pregnancy and postpartum experiences. Results from the survey will be used by researchers and policy makers to monitor maternal health and to improve the health and wellness of women.

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

Collection period:

From November 29, 2018 to February 5, 2019

Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire with follow-up by telephone interview
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.

  • Block Information on Record Linkage

    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To avoid duplication of surveys, Statistics Canada has signed an agreement with provincial health organisations, the "Institut de la Statistique du Québec", Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, to share the information that you provided on this survey. They have agreed to keep your information confidential and use it only for statistical purposes.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may 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

    This survey asks questions about:

    • pregnancy
    • postpartum experiences
  • Block Information on Published data

    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.

  • Bloc d'information sur Autres renseignements

    Other information: List of services for respondents

    If you require support related to a mental health issue, please consult:

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5283
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