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Fraser Health Injury Profile (2004)

Report on the epidemiology of injuries amongst Fraser Health Authority residents.  Spousal assaults and sexual offences are included in the chapter on intentional injuries.

Title (Data Source) Fraser Health Injury Profile (2004)
Format Report
Administered by Office of the Medical Health Officer
Coverage Fraser Health Authority residents
Date of Collection From different sources and 
Information Collected

Incidence of spousal and sexual assaults- intentional injuries- and of injuries in status Indians. Data rarely disaggregated by sex.

General Access

The report is available in pdf at:
http://www.fraserhealth.ca/NR/rdonlyres/ednpx77mq24d7ci7wpelnkzdcyd2ggc6uf42voq35qtk55amqsiu6oemvcsvsgjtpqsld5jpi2fnnb/Fraser_Health_Injury_Profile.pdf

Entry last updated April 2007


Who Doesn’t Get a Mammogram?

This brief report highlights some of the factors associated with women who do not get a mammography, including discussion of some of the important risk factors associated with breast cancer.

Title (Data Source) Who Doesn’t Get a Mammogram?
Format Report
Administered by Statistics Canada
Coverage Statistics are taken from the 1994/95 National Population Health Survey
Date of Collection 1997 
Information Collected Marital status, province of residence, metropolitan area of residence, education, household income, main activity, place of birth, socioeconomic status, visited doctor in previous 12 months, and cancer diagnosis.
General Access Available free online http://www.statcan.ca/english/studies/82-003/archive/hrixsuti_mammog1.htm
Entry last updated May 2007


Provincial Profile of Women’s Health: Updated Data on Selected Health Indicators for Women’s Health in British Columbia (2001)
In 1997, the British Columbia Ministry of Health Services identified six health goals for British Columbia. This profile is based on five of the goals which are used as a framework for health indicators for women’s health. Violence against women in relationships and sexual assault are two of the indicators.
Title (Data Source) Provincial Profile of Women’s Health: Updated Data on Selected Health Indicators for Women’s Health in British Columbia (2001)
Format Report
Administered by Ministry of Health Services, Women’s Health Bureau
Coverage Province of British Columbia and its 19 health authorities
Date of Collection Data collected mostly between 1996 and 2000 
Information Collected Quantitative data on selected indicators for five health goals as well as data for the overall indicator of life expectancy. Assault by an intimate male partner and total sex offences are two of the selected health indicators
General Access Report with graphs available at http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/whb/publications
/provincialprofile.pdf
Entry last updated April 2007


Healthy Youth Development: Highlights from the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey III - Eating Disorders
This report is compiled by The McCreary Centre Society and details findings from the 2003 BC Adolescent Health Survey. The survey covers the following areas of interest: health and risk behaviours, violence and other risk exposures, and protective factors. The data are sex disaggregated and specific regional reports are available from the website.
Title (Data Source) Healthy Youth Development: Highlights from the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey III - Eating Disorders
Format Survey
Administered by The McCreary Centre Society
Coverage Province-wide (representative at the HSDA level)
Date of Collection 2003 (with trends from 1992 & 1998 surveys for some data) 
Information Collected Disordered eating questions include how often binge eat, how often vomit after eating, frequency of dieting in past year, and whether or not trying to lose weight
General Access For this report and other free reports and fact sheets that use these data go to www.mcs.bc.ca
Restricted Access For access to the data, contact Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at esaewyc@mcs.bc.ca for data access policy and fees
Entry last updated July 2007


Healthy Youth Development: Highlights from the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey III

This report is compiled by The McCreary Centre Society and details findings from the 2003 BC Adolescent Health Survey. The survey covers the following areas of interest: health and risk behaviours, violence and other risk exposures, and protective factors. The data are sex disaggregated and specific regional reports are available from the website.

Title (Data Source) Healthy Youth Development: Highlights from the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey III
Format Survey
Administered by The McCreary Centre Society
Coverage Province-wide (representative at the HSDA level)
Date of Collection 2003 (with trends from 1992 & 1998 surveys for some data) 
Information Collected Disordered eating questions include how often binge eat, how often vomit after eating, frequency of dieting in past year, and whether or not trying to lose weight
General Access For this report and other free reports and fact sheets that use these data go to website www.mcs.bc.ca
Restricted Access For access to the data, contact Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at esaewyc@mcs.bc.ca for data access policy and fe
Entry last updated September 2007


Healthy Youth Development: Highlights from the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey III

This report is compiled by The McCreary Centre Society and details findings from the 2003 BC Adolescent Health Survey. The survey covers the following areas of interest: health and risk behaviours, violence and other risk exposures, and protective factors. The data are sex disaggregated and specific regional reports are available from the website.

Title (Data Source) Healthy Youth Development: Highlights from the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey III
Format Survey
Administered by The McCreary Centre Society
Coverage Province-wide (representative at the HSDA level)
Date of Collection 2003 (with trends from 1992 & 1998 surveys for some data) 
Information Collected Disordered eating questions include how often binge eat, how often vomit after eating, frequency of dieting in past year, and whether or not trying to lose weight
General Access For this report and other free reports and fact sheets that use these data  go to website www.mcs.bc.ca
Restricted Access For access to the data, contact Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at esaewyc@mcs.bc.ca for data access policy and fees
Entry last updated September 2007


National Population Health Survey (NPHS) - Household Component (National) - Eating Disorders

The NPHS was designed to collect information on the health of the Canadian population and related socio-demographic information. It is currently being conducted as a longitudinal survey in order to track the dynamic relationship of health and illness. Data are disaggregated by sex, age, and province/territory.

Title (Data Source) National Population Health Survey (NPHS) - Household Component (National) - Eating Disorders
Format Data
Administered by Statistics Canada
Coverage Household residents of all ages from all provinces, excluding populations on Indian Reserves, Canadian Forces Bases, and some remote areas in Québec and Ontario.
Date of Collection The cross-sectional survey including the North component of NPHS ran biennially from 1994-1998. In 2000, both these sections were incorporated into the CCHS. The longitudinal survey is still active and has been collected on a biennial basis since 1994.  
Information Collected 2005 survey - Eating behaviour questions include: height and weight for BMI scoring, respondent considers themselves overweight/underweight/just right, respondent is currently trying to lose or gain weight, how much would respondent like to weigh, when dealing with stress, participant feels better by eating more, less, or the usual amount, and diuretic and/or laxative use in past month.
General Access Free summary tables and publications available at website (see “links to related products” on left-hand side)
http://www23.statcan.gc.ca:81/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SurvId=3225&SurvVer=0&InstaId=15280&
InstaVer=6&SDDS=3225&lang=en&db=imdb&adm=8&dis=2
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Data are available to academic researchers through the research data centres (RDC) program. For more information go to:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/rdc-cdr/index-eng.htm

Or search available data files on UBC’s Data Services catalogue at: http://data.library.ubc.ca/

 

Entry last updated June 2012


National Physician Survey
The National Physician Survey (NPS) is a collaboration between the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) with financial support from the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Health Canada. The survey includes data from all physicians in Canada, including specialists, family doctors, second-year medical residents, and medical students in Canada (approximately 70,000 individuals).
Title (Data Source) National Physician Survey
Format Data
Administered by College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Coverage National
Date of Collection 2004-present  
Information Collected Physicians by province/territory; physicians by FP/GP or other specialist, sex, age group and province/territory; family physicians by sex and age group; family physician by certification; clinical specialists by specialty; internal medicine specialists and sub-specialists; lab specialists by specialty; surgical specialists by specialty; second year family medicine residents; second year other specialty medicine residents; medical student by year of training.
General Access

For access to the survey results go to http://www.nationalphysiciansurvey.ca/nps/home-e.asp

Restricted Access Individual requests relating to the information from the questionnaires listed below, can be made using the following data request form http://www.nationalphysiciansurvey.ca/nps/resources/datarequest-e.asp
Entry last updated August 2012


First Nations Comparable Health Indicators
First Nations Comparable Health Indicators is a suite of 70 indicators which address a number of themes and priority areas identified in the First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal Accord. These indicators were developed by an inter-jurisdictional Performance Reporting Technical Working Group (PRTWG) with assistance from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada. The Federal Comparable Indicators Report (Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006) concentrates on the reporting of a featured set of 18 health indicators out of a total list of 70. First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) has reported on 10 indicators in this report.
Title (Data Source) First Nations Comparable Health Indicators
Format Data
Administered by Performance Reporting Technical Working Group (PRTWG), Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada
Coverage National
Date of Collection 2002  
Information Collected Proportion of the population that reports having a regular family doctor, proportion of female population aged 18-69 with at least one PAP test in the past three years, proportion of women aged 50-69 obtaining mammography in the past two years, life expectancy at birth for overall population, low birth weight, mortality rate for lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke (Age-standardized to the 1991 Canadian population), potential years of life lost due to suicide and unintentional injury, incidence rate for measles, incidence rate for Haemophilus influenzae b (invasive) (Hib), incidence rate for Verotoxigenic E.coli, incidence rate for tuberculosis, incidence rate for chlamydia, rate of newly reported HIV cases
General Access For information on this survey go to
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/
diseases-maladies/2005-01_health-sante_indicat-eng.php
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Entry last updated August 2012


First Nations Comparable Health Indicators
First Nations Comparable Health Indicators is a suite of 70 indicators which address a number of themes and priority areas identified in the First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal Accord. These indicators were developed by an inter-jurisdictional Performance Reporting Technical Working Group (PRTWG) with assistance from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada. The Federal Comparable Indicators Report (Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006) concentrates on the reporting of a featured set of 18 health indicators out of a total list of 70. First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) has reported on 10 indicators in this report.
Title (Data Source) First Nations Comparable Health Indicators
Format Data
Administered by Performance Reporting Technical Working Group (PRTWG), Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada
Coverage National
Date of Collection 2002  
Information Collected Proportion of the population that reports having a regular family doctor, proportion of female population aged 18-69 with at least one PAP test in the past three years, proportion of women aged 50-69 obtaining mammography in the past two years, life expectancy at birth for overall population, low birth weight, mortality rate for lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke (Age-standardized to the 1991 Canadian population), potential years of life lost due to suicide and unintentional injury, incidence rate for measles, incidence rate for Haemophilus influenzae b (invasive) (Hib), incidence rate for Verotoxigenic E.coli, incidence rate for tuberculosis, incidence rate for chlamydia, rate of newly reported HIV cases
General Access For information on this survey go to
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/
diseases-maladies/2005-01_health-sante_indicat-eng.php
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Entry last updated August 2012


Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB)

This database captures administrative, clinical, and demographic information on hospital inpatient events, providing national discharge statistics from Canadian health care facilities by diagnoses and procedures. Data are disaggregated by sex, age, and province/territory.

Title (Data Source) Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB)
Format Data
Administered by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Coverage Discharge data are received from acute-care facilities and select chronic-care and rehabilitation facilities across the country. Discharge data from psychiatric facilities as well as day procedures (day surgeries) and emergency department visits are not captured in this database.
Date of Collection Historical series from 1960-61 to 1993-94 are available from Statistics Canada, while data from 1994/1995 and onwards is available through CIHI.  
Information Collected

The HMDB is populated by a subset of discharge abstract database (DAD) as well as additional data from non-DAD jurisdictions. Data elements include administrative information (admission and discharge dates), clinical information (most responsible diagnosis), and demographic information (patient age, postal code).

Diagnosis covered includes (but is not limited to): site of cancer (breast, uterus, trachea, colon); cardiovascular disease (heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease); anemia; pneumonia; asthma; bronchitis; chronic airway obstruction; epilepsy; migraines; cerebral degeneration; diabetes; complications of labour/delivery; osteoarthritis; injury (fracture of femur/ankle/radius); mental illness (schizophrenia, neurotic disorder, depressive disorder); cancer (breast, uterus, trachea, colon); and more

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Free statistics presented online at (under "Topic" select "Hospital Care"):
http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/internet/EN/Quick_Stats/quick+stats/quick_stats_main?pageNumber=1&resultCount=10

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Generally, fee for products and services; qualifying graduate students may receive data at no cost. For more information about requesting data, visit the website at:  

http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/internet/EN/TabbedContent
/standards+and+data+submission/data+requests/cihi012210

Entry last updated June 2012



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Entry last updated October 2009


Health System Quality Measures Public Confidence Indicators
These reports provide province-wide and regional summaries on the public's confidence in the health care system, and contains the results of a survey of health sector performance instituted by Saskatchewan Health. The purpose of these reports are to support the management of quality in health care by measuring performance in key areas.
Title (Data Source) Health System Quality Measures Public Confidence Indicators
Format Data
Administered by Government of Saskatchewan - Health
Coverage Saskatchewan residents
Date of Collection 2003  
Information Collected Questions include the following: level of access to health care services with out difficulty; value of health care services; being treated fairly and respectfully when receiving health care; level of confidence in health care providers; health region's ability to attract and keep health care professionals; safety of health care delivery; efficiency of services; level of confidence in the direction health care is going in Saskatchewan; access to information; and level of care in the province compared to the rest of Canada.
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Click here for a link to the 12 regional reports
http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/public-confidence-indicators

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Entry last updated August 2012


Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) Study: Ontario Women’s Health Equity Report - Depression (Chapter 5)
The POWER Study is a multi-year project funded by Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). POWER is examining gender differences in access to care, as well as quality and outcomes of care for the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the province. A comprehensive two-volume report and interactive website tool will serve as evidence-based tools for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce inequities among the women and men of Ontario.
Title (Data Source) Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) Study: Ontario Women’s Health Equity Report - Depression (Chapter 5)
Format Data
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POWER (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report)

Coverage Ontario residents
Date of Collection Variable – generally 2005 and later  
Information Collected In the Depression chapter, the patterns of depression care in the province and how these vary by sex, income and geography are presented. A set of evidence-based indicators, based on the continuum of depression care are reported at the provincial and Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) levels. Indicators included background measures of the need for, use and supply of mental health care services, and indicators of primary and specialty outpatient care and acute and specialty inpatient care including measures of transition back to into the community after a hospital stay for depression
General Access Click here for a link to the depression chapter http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/the-power-report-volume-1/depression
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Entry last updated June 2012


Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) Study: Ontario Women’s health Equity Report - Cardiovascular Disease (Chapter 6)
The POWER Study is a multi-year project funded by Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). POWER is examining gender differences in access to care, as well as quality and outcomes of care for the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the province. A comprehensive two-volume report and interactive website tool will serve as evidence-based tools for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce inequities among the women and men of Ontario.
Title (Data Source) Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) Study: Ontario Women’s health Equity Report - Cardiovascular Disease (Chapter 6)
Format Report
Administered by

POWER (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report)

Coverage Ontario residents
Date of Collection Variable – generally 2005 and later  
Information Collected In the CVD chapter, the patterns of CVD care in the province and how these vary by sex, income and geography are examined. This chapter focuses on heart failure (HF), ischemic heart disease (IHD), and stroke as well as the health and functional status of Ontarians with CVD and their risk factors for disease. We report on indicators that assess the types of physicians providing care, medication management in the acute care setting and for secondary prevention, diagnostic testing and clinical interventions for patients with HF, IHD and stroke.  In addition, we report on patient outcomes including health service use (emergency department visits and hospital readmissions) and mortality
General Access Click here for a link to the report http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/the-power-report-volume-1/cardiovascular-disease
Entry last updated March 2010


Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) - Nutrition (Cycle 2.2) - Body Weight

The CCHS is a national survey, providing sub-provincial level data on health status, health determinants, and health system utilization across Canada. It is intended as a flexible survey instrument that can pose focused survey questions through the years according to emerging health issues. Data are disaggregated by sex, age, and province/territory.

Title (Data Source) Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) - Nutrition (Cycle 2.2) - Body Weight
Format Data
Administered by Statistics Canada
Coverage

Persons living in private housings in all provinces/territories excluding persons living on Indian Reserves or Crown lands, residents of institutions, full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and residents of certain remote regions.

Date of Collection 2004, January to December. One time, inactive.  
Information Collected

The main objective of this cycle of the CCHS is to gather information at the provincial level on the overall nutritional status of the Canadian population. The specific objectives of the survey include: estimating the distribution of usual dietary intake in terms of foods, food groups, dietary supplements, nutrients and eating patterns among a representative sample of Canadians at national and provincial levels using a 24-hour dietary recall; gathering physical measurements for accurate body height and weight assessment; measuring the prevalence of household food insecurity; and collecting data on selected health conditions and socio-economic and demographic characteristics of respondents.

General Access

Summary tables are available free of charge on the Statistics Canada website. From the main CANSIM page (http://cansim2.statcan.ca), follow the links to health and factors influencing health, or search for “measured body mass index”

Statistics Canada also makes the CCHS data available as a public use microdata file (PUMF): http://www23.statcan.gc.ca:81/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getDatafileData&Item_Id=46548&lang=en&db=imdb&adm=8&dis=2

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Entry last updated June 2012


Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) Study: Ontario Women’s health Equity Report- Diabetes (Chapter 9)
The POWER Study is a multi-year project funded by Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). POWER is examining gender differences in access to care, as well as quality and outcomes of care for the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the province. A comprehensive two-volume report and interactive website tool will serve as evidence-based tools for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce inequities among the women and men of Ontario.
Title (Data Source) Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) Study: Ontario Women’s health Equity Report- Diabetes (Chapter 9)
Format Data
Administered by POWER (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report)
Coverage Ontario residents
Date of Collection 2010  
Information Collected Diabetes; health outcomes of diabetes and quality of care by age, gender and socioeconomic status; and identification of health disparities.
Aspects of diabetes care covered in report: General (morbidity, health and functional status, and risk factors); Access and Utilization of Care (care utilization and patient education); Screening, Assessment and Monitoring; Health Outcomes; Pharmacological Treatment; and Diabetes and Pregnancy.
General Access Click here for a link to the report: 
http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/
the-power-report-volume-2/diabetes
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Entry last updated August 2012


Health Research and Knowledge Translation: Including the Voices of Ontario Women (2011)
Through focus groups and an online survey, this project sought to identify the health issues that are of most interest to Ontario women, especially in relation to their personal experiences with health and access to services, information, supports and treatment. Over 2,000 women from across Ontario participated in this project, sharing their experiential wisdom and ideas on how health research, information, education and services can best meet women’s needs in Ontario.
Title (Data Source) Health Research and Knowledge Translation: Including the Voices of Ontario Women (2011)
Format Report
Administered by OWHN
Coverage Ontario women
Date of Collection  
Information Collected
General Access The report is available for download at http://www.owhn.on.ca/Health_Research_and_Knowledge_Translation.htm
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Entry last updated October 2012


Health Research and Knowledge Translation: Including the Voices of Ontario Women (2011)
Through focus groups and an online survey, this project sought to identify the health issues that are of most interest to Ontario women, especially in relation to their personal experiences with health and access to services, information, supports and treatment. Over 2,000 women from across Ontario participated in this project, sharing their experiential wisdom and ideas on how health research, information, education and services can best meet women’s needs in Ontario.
Title (Data Source) Health Research and Knowledge Translation: Including the Voices of Ontario Women (2011)
Format Report
Administered by OWHN
Coverage Ontario women
Date of Collection  
Information Collected
General Access The report is available for download at http://www.owhn.on.ca/Health_Research_and_Knowledge_Translation.htm
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Entry last updated October 2012


Women and HIV
This report reviews surveillance data and other epidemiologic publications to give an overview of HIV and AIDS in women in Canada. As well, the Canadian situation will be examined in the context of data from other developed countries.
Title (Data Source) Women and HIV
Format Review
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Entry last updated January 2013


Sexual Health in Canada Baseline 2007
The report identifies both positive and negative trends in Canadians’ sexual and reproductive health and underscores the existence of critical gaps in research, public awareness, and access to services. This first comprehensive, national portrait of Canadians’ sexual and reproductive health represents a landmark in the sexual health field

Title (Data Source) Sexual Health in Canada Baseline 2007
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Entry last updated January 2013


Intimate Partner Violence During the Perinatal Period
This guideline addresses the issue of intimate partner violence during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. A number of specific topics are covered, including prevalence, health consequences, potential barriers to care, the role of health providers, documentation, legal issues, harm reduction, and prevention.
Title (Data Source) Intimate Partner Violence During the Perinatal Period
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Entry last updated January 2013


Injuries
This article examines which groups have high rates of injury and what activities are most likely to produce injuries. Data comes from the Canadian Community Health Survey, a general health survey conducted by Statistics Canada between September 2000 and October 2001. Overall, males were at higher risk than females: 15% of males reported sustaining at least one activity-limiting injury in the previous year, compared with 11% of females.
Title (Data Source) Injuries
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Entry last updated January 2013


Injuries
This article examines which groups have high rates of injury and what activities are most likely to produce injuries. Data comes from the Canadian Community Health Survey, a general health survey conducted by Statistics Canada between September 2000 and October 2001. Overall, males were at higher risk than females: 15% of males reported sustaining at least one activity-limiting injury in the previous year, compared with 11% of females.
Title (Data Source) Injuries
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Entry last updated January 2013


Pregnancy and Smoking
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. Data comes from the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey.
Title (Data Source) Pregnancy and Smoking
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Entry last updated January 2013


Striking to the Heart of the Matter: Selected Readings on Gender and HIV
Title (Data Source) Striking to the Heart of the Matter: Selected Readings on Gender and HIV
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Entry last updated January 2013


The Fertility of Visible Minority Women in Canada
The visible minority population is growing rapidly in Canada and accounts for an increasing proportion of the birth rate. How do the various visible minority groups in Canada's population differ from one another with respect to fertility? The study shows that fertility is higher for visible minority women as a group than for the rest of the population, that fertility varies appreciably from one visible minority group to another, and that removing the effects of the groups' socio-economic characteristics, including religious denomination, does not eliminate fertility differentials.
Title (Data Source) The Fertility of Visible Minority Women in Canada
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Entry last updated January 2013


Variations in Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery
This article describes rates of and times to revascularization procedures for heart attack patients. The data are from Statistics Canada's Person-Oriented Information Data Base. Approximately 24,000 Canadians were discharged from hospital during the first half of fiscal year 1993/94 with a diagnosis of AMI. Within six months, 8.7% had an angioplasty and 6.7% had a bypass; overall, 14.9% were revascularized. Women were less likely than men to have a bypass, but angioplasty rates did not differ significantly.
Title (Data Source) Variations in Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery
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Entry last updated January 2013


Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality Care in Personal Care Homes
Title (Data Source) Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality Care in Personal Care Homes
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Entry last updated January 2013


Giving Birth in Canada - A Regional Profile
This report profiles selected health service indicators for Canada’s mothers and infants. These indicators include new data presented at the regional level for regions with populations of 75,000 or more or at the provincial/territorial level.
Title (Data Source) Giving Birth in Canada - A Regional Profile
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Entry last updated February 2013


The Canadian Census Mortality Follow-up Study, 1991 through 2001
This article describes the methods used to link census data from the long-form questionnaire to mortality data, and reports simple findings for the major groups. Mortality from June 4, 1991 to December 31, 2001 was tracked among a 15% sample of the adult population of Canada, who completed the 1991 census long-form questionnaire (about 2.7 million, including 260,000 deaths). Compared with people of higher socio-economic status, mortality rates were elevated among those of lower socio-economic status, regardless of whether status was determined by education, occupation or income. Data are sex-disaggregated and some gender-based analysis is included.
Title (Data Source) The Canadian Census Mortality Follow-up Study, 1991 through 2001
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Entry last updated February 2013


Black Women's Health: A Synthesis of Health Research Relevant to Black Nova Scotians
This report explores the determinants of health in the context of their impact on the Black Nova Scotian population. It includes a literature review and the proceedings of a two-day workshop to prioritize identified Black health issues. Based on the findings, key recommendations are made for policy, education, research, and community capacity building.
Title (Data Source) Black Women's Health: A Synthesis of Health Research Relevant to Black Nova Scotians
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Entry last updated March 2013


Advancing the Health of Girls and Women in British Columbia
The aim of the Provincial Women’s Health Strategy is to improve the health of girls and women throughout BC. This document describes an approach to understanding girls’ and women’s health and provides background information to promote the development of initiatives to integrate girls’ and women’s health into research, policy and clinical care.
Title (Data Source) Advancing the Health of Girls and Women in British Columbia
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Entry last updated March 2013


The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008
This report is the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada’s first annual report to Canadians on the state of public health in Canada. It explores the public health approach, the health of the Canadian population, variances in health status among the population and factors that contribute to health inequalities.
Title (Data Source) The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008
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Entry last updated March 2013


Hearing Problems Among Seniors
The prevalence of hearing problems among seniors is presented by age, sex and province. The association of hearing problems with seniors' perceived quality of life is also addressed. Data comes from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey. In 2003, in almost every age group, the proportion of men who had difficulty hearing was higher than that for women.

Title (Data Source) Hearing Problems Among Seniors
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Entry last updated March 2013


In Sickness and In Health: The Well-Being of Married Seniors
Using some selected indicators, this article compares the psychological and social well-being of married seniors in poor health with those of seniors in good health. It also examines whether a person’s well-being is affected by their spouse’s health. Over 90% of healthy senior men and women reported that they were happy, regardless of their partner’s health. In comparison, no more than about three-quarters of men and fewer than two-thirds of women in poor health claimed to be happy. This article uses data from the cross – sectional component of the 1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS), designed to collect information about the health of Canadians.
Title (Data Source) In Sickness and In Health: The Well-Being of Married Seniors
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Challenging Heterosexism: Towards Non-Heterosexist Policy and Regulation in Health and Social Security Agencies
This action research project used electronic communication technologies to develop tools through which health and social security agencies and practitioners can assess and correct the heterosexist bias in their programs and activities, addressing the issue in the context of being lesbian in rural Newfoundland.
Title (Data Source) Challenging Heterosexism: Towards Non-Heterosexist Policy and Regulation in Health and Social Security Agencies
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Action Plan for Women's Health in Manitoba and Saskatchewan: Key Priorities and Strategies
This Action Plan was developed in response to health system changes that affected women's health. It reflects the Centre's for Excellence focus on social factors that influence well-being. The diverse issues and needs of Prairie Women are highlighted, from which several priorities for action are identified.
Title (Data Source) Action Plan for Women's Health in Manitoba and Saskatchewan: Key Priorities and Strategies
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Entry last updated April 2013