Statistical Report on the Health of Canadians

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Statistical Report on the Health of Canadians

This report provides detailed statistics on more than 80 health topics, contributing to a broad and current picture of Canadians' health. It was produced through a partnership of Health Canada , Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, under the auspices of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health (ACPH).

  • Pages: 352
  • Date published: September 1999
  • ISBN: 0-662-27623-X

For a copy of the full report, please visit Statistics Canada's website.

Part A. Determinants of health

  • The social and economic environment
    1. Population age and sex, 2. Marital status and family composition, 3. Births and fertility, 4. Immigrant population, 5. Education and literacy, 6. Low income, 7. Employment and unpaid work, 8. Life stress, 9. Work stress, 10. Family violence, 11. Social health (PDF) 732 KB
  • The physical environment
    12. Restrictions on public smoking, 13. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, 14. Air quality (PDF) 583 KB
  • Health services
    15. Immunization, 16. Pap smear practices, 17. Mammograms and breast examinations, 18. Blood pressure checkup, 19. Visits to health professionals, 20. HIV testing, 21. Dental visits, 22. Physical examinations, 23. Eye examinations, 24. Medications, 25. Unmet health care needs, 26. Emergency health services, 27. In-patient hospital care, 28. Organ replacement and dialysis, 29. Health expenditures (PDF) 749 KB
  • Personal resources and coping
    30. Social support and pro-social behaviour, 31. Healthy child development, 32. Giving and receiving informal care, 33. Care-giver burden, 34. Use of home care services, 35. Use of alternative health care (PDF) 390 KB
  • Health knowledge
    36. Knowledge of the health impact of smoking, 37. Knowledge of the health impact of ETS, 38. Knowledge of healthy eating practices (PDF) 246 KB
  • Lifestyle behaviours
    39. Environmental actions, 40. Smoking, 41. Nicotine dependence, 42. Drinking, 43. Problem drinking, 44. Driving after drinking, 45. Illicit drug use, 46. Physical activity, 47. Dietary practices, 48. Breast-feeding, 49. Helmet and seatbelt use, 50. Sexual practices, 51. Sun exposure and protection, 52. Health behaviour changes (PDF) 550 KB

Part B. Health status

  • Well-being 53. Self-rated health status, 54. Positive mental health, 55. Job satisfaction (PDF) 278 KB
  • General health and function 56. Functional health status, 57. Two-week disability days, 58. Long-term activity limitation, 59. Conditions causing activity limitation (PDF) 270 KB
  • Injuries 60. Hospitalization due to trauma, 61. Time-loss work injuries, 62. Childhood injuries, 63. Motor vehicle traffic crashes (PDF) 276 KB
  • Conditions and diseases 64. Teen pregnancy and underweight births, 65. Stillbirths and birth defects, 66. Therapeutic abortions, 67. Body weight, 68. Chronic conditions, 69. Vaccine-preventable diseases, 70. Sexually transmitted diseases, 71. HIV/AIDS/TB, 72. Enteric, foodborne, and waterborne diseases, 73. Cancer, 74. Heart disease and stroke, 75. Depression, 76. Psychiatric hospitalization, 77. Causes of hospitalization (PDF) 643 KB
  • Death 78. Infant and perinatal death, 79. Mortality attributable to smoking, 80. Alcohol-related deaths, 81. Suicide, 82. Age-standardized mortality rates, 83. Potential years of life lost, 84. Total life expectancy (PDF) 394 KB

Part C. Appendices

  • Appendix A Members of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health Statistics Division (PDF) 75 KB
  • Appendix B Approximate sampling variability table for Canada, National Population Health Survey, 1996-97 (PDF) 172 KB
  • Appendix C Bibliography (PDF) 135 KB
  • Index of Topics (PDF) 90 KB
  • Feedback (PDF) 22 KB

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