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HEALTH INDICATORS DATABASE (1996):
Important note: Statistics Canada maintains current data on health via the online version of Health Indicators. This site is for one of the previous historical editions only.
The Health Indicators Database offers aggregated data for the latest health information derived from national surveys and administrative databases. Data for the four categories: determinants of health; health status; health resources; and health utilization are present for Canada and provinces in a historical context.
(1) Determinants of health includes indicators which influence health status such as population characteristics, environment, socio-economic conditions, lifestyle of individuals and the many behavioural elements of individual risk.
(2) Health status refers to the measures of health and well being, perceived or diagnosed, on the population.
(3) Health resource indicators reflect the means brought to bear to restore or maintain the health of individuals; these can be human, physical, financial and organizational.
(4) Health utilization indicators reflect the resources and services used by the population.
This survey gathered information on current attitudes and behaviours with respect to health and other related topics (ie. Physical condition, smoking habits, exercise and alcohol and drug consumption etc.) The target population consisted of all persons aged 15+ living in Canada with the exception of residents of the NWT and full-time residents of institutions. The sample consisted of 11339 individuals.
This survey gathered information on current attitudes and behaviours with respect to health and other related topics (ie. Physical condition, smoking habits, exercise and alcohol and drug consumption etc.) The target population consisted of all persons aged 15+ living in Canada with the exception of residents of the NWT and full-time residents of institutions. The sample consisted of 13792 individuals.
The IALS was a collaborative effort by seven governments and three intergovernmental organizations. The countries of Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States participated in the IALS. The Canadian IALS survey produced national estimates (English and French) on and provided an assessment of the literacy skills of adult Canadians in three domains - document, prose and numeracy. Special samples include seniors, youth (in and out of school) and recipients of social assistance and unemployment insurance. The target population was the adult population of Canada 16+ (non-institutionalized) The sample size consisted of 9,000 individuals.
The International Adult Literacy Survey was repeated in 1996/98; those data will be posted shortly.
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