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BHSW 1001: Workplace Health Concerns Project

Crunching Numbers: Exploring Canadian Statistics

Statistic data provides numerical detail on how Canadians are affected by, or relate to, a wide range of health topics.

Data on the health of Canadian citizens includes information on topics such as birth/mortality rates, obesity prevalence, healthy eating and physical activity, and perceived mental and physical health, and much more.

Canadian Statistics Sources

Statistics Canada

Stats Canada is Canada's central statistical office, which fulfill's the Canadian government's responsibility to produce and make available statistics about Canadians. The data collected from the national census and other surveys provides information on many aspects of Canadian life, including health.

Tip: When reading stats Canada tables and reports, be sure to carefully read any descriptions provided. This information will allow you to better interpret and understand the data.

CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information)

CIHI collects and publishes data and reports that particularly focus on the Canadian health care system, including healthcare access, efficiency, spending, and workforce. CIHI also offers data on Canadian determinants of health.