This guide provides you with 2 SAS macros that you can use for analyzing health inequalities, as well as methodology notes, formulae and considerations for reporting your results.
The glossary defines terms used throughout the toolkit and the literature, and contains information on the availability and use of composite indices in Canada.
This guide summarizes key information and considerations for measuring health inequalities using an area-level approach and Statistics Canada’s PCCF and PCCF+ tools.
This document contains a list of organizations that have produced helpful resources to support planning for, analyzing and reporting on health inequalities.
Use the Equity Stratifier Inventory to see which embedded and area-level equity stratifiers are available within selected CIHI and Statistics Canada health data.
Seniors with dementia from lower-income neighbourhoods in Canada are more likely to visit hospitals for falls than those from more affluent areas.
Recommended definitions for a selection of equity stratifiers for measuring health inequalities: age, sex, gender, income, education and geographic location.
Wait times for priority procedures, including provincial data in 5 priority areas: cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration.
Fewer Canadians received surgery for cataracts and hip and knee replacements within the recommended wait times last year compared with 3 years ago. However, wait times for more urgent procedures such as radiation therapy and hip fracture repair remained stable over this same time period. Learn more about benchmarks for treatment and wait times for priority procedures across Canada.
The amount of time most Canadians spend waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to hospital is on the rise. The length of stay for people admitted to hospital in 2016–2017 was up 11% from the year before and almost 17% from 5 years ago, confirming concerns raised by some clinicians working in Canadian medical facilities. Find out more in our latest update.
Interactive Wait Times tool to explore benchmarks for treatment and wait times across Canada.
CIHI’s surveys from 2003 to 2007 and 2009 to 2012 (only the 2012 survey data is shown in Quick Stats) tracked data on medical imaging equipment that was installed and operational in Canadian hospitals and free-standing imaging facilities (sometimes also called non-hospital, community-based and/or private facilities) as of January 1 of each year.
An assessment of the rate of ambulance use among stroke and heart attack cases.
Indicator definitions for the Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada project.
Data tables for alcohol-attributable hospitalization from the report Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada.
Data tables for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalization from the report Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada.
Data tables for diabetes from the report Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada.
Data tables for hospitalized heart attacks from the report Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada.
Data tables for influenza immunization from the report Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada.
Data tables for obesity from the report Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada.