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Health Reports, July 2012

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The July 2012 online issue of Health Reports contains three articles.

The first article, “Informal caregiving for seniors” is based on data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging, and examines the characteristics of people aged 45 or older who reported caring for a senior. It also describes the nature of the care provided and the positive and negative aspects of caregiving.

For more information on this article, contact Annie Turner (613-951-4365; [email protected]), Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division.The second article, “Area-based methods to calculate hospitalization rates for the foreign-born population in Canada, 2005/2006” describes an area-based method of calculating standardized, comparable hospitalization rates for areas with varying concentrations of foreign-born people, at national and subnational levels. Data from the 2006 Census were appended to the 2005/2006 Hospital Morbidity Database using postal codes.

For more information on this article, contact Gisèle Carrière (604-666-5907; [email protected]), Health Analysis Division.

The third article, “Mortality rates among children and teenagers living in Inuit Nunangat, 1994 to 2008” uses a geographic approach to examine disparities in mortality between 1- to 19-year-old residents of Inuit Nunangat and the rest of Canada from 1994 to 2008. The Vital Statistics Database and population estimates were used to calculate age-standardized mortality rates by cause of death in five-year intervals around the 1996 and 2006 Census years.

For more information on this article, contact Paul Peters (613-951-0616; [email protected]), Health Analysis Division.

The July 2012 online issue of Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 3 (82-003-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

For more information, contact Statistics Canada’s National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116; [email protected]).

For information about Health Reports, contact Janice Felman (613-951-6446; [email protected]), Health Analysis Division.

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