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Primary Canadian Data Sources
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Inventory > Primary Canadian Data Sources > Canadian Community Health Survey    

Inventory of Community Data Sources

Database/Data product: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

Data provider: Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada

Description: “The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization, and health determinants for the Canadian population.” See Appendix B for a list of topics covered in 2005.

Geographic units available: Provinces, territories, and health regions

Updates: “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.”

Client Services, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada
Tel: 613-951-1746;

Cost: Many tables based on CCHS data are available free of charge in “Health Indicators



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