The central objective of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is to gather health-related data at the sub-provincial levels of geography (health region or combined health regions).
The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population. The CCHS operates on a two-year collection cycle. The first year of the survey cycle ".1" is a large sample, general population health survey, designed to provide reliable estimates at the health region level. The second year of the survey cycle ".2" has a smaller sample and is designed to provide provincial level results on specific focused health topics.
The Public Use Microdata File is designed so that you can build your own tables using advanced software Beyond 20/20, SAS, or SPSS. Before starting, please read the ReadMe.pdf file. Under the Documentation folder you will find the User Guide for more information on the data.