The Health Indicators e-Publication is produced jointly by Statistics Canada and CIHI. It is a compilation of more than 80 indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health system performance and community and health system characteristics.

These indicators are produced at the health region level, as well as at provincial, territorial and Canada levels. Data used to calculate the indicators is the most recently available and represents a wide range of sources including the censuses, surveys and administrative records.

What's new?

May 28, 2020

Updated data tables are available for the following 30 indicators from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

  • Health Status: Injury hospitalization; Hospitalized stroke event; Hospitalized acute myocardial infarction (AMI) event; Hospitalizations entirely caused by alcohol.
  • Health System Performance: Caesarean section; Patients with repeat hospitalizations for mental illness; Ambulatory care sensitive conditions; 30-day acute myocardial infarction in-hospital mortality; 30-day stroke in-hospital mortality; Readmission(s); Hospitalized hip fracture event.
  • Community and health system characteristics: Inflow/outflow ratio(s); Coronary artery bypass graft; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Cardiac revascularization; Hip replacement; Knee replacement; Hysterectomy; Doctors rate.

For previous updates, visit Statistics Canada’s Health Indicators page External link, opens in new window

Data tables and definitions

Data and definitions are presented below according to the Health Indicator Framework (PDF).

Health Status


Health conditions

Human function


Non–medical determinants of health

Health behaviours

Living and working conditions

Personal resources

Environmental factors

Health system performance







Community and health system characteristics


Health system



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Indicator has been updated since the last publication with the most recent data available.
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Data are available at the provincial/territorial level or for a limited number of health regions only.