Statistics Canada – Canadian Community Health Survey

Public Use Microdata File

The Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2007/2008, is now available. Data were collected from over 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.The file provides data for 102 health regions or combined health regions across Canada and includes information on a wide range of topics, including physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, alcohol consumption, general health, chronic health conditions, injuries, and use of health care services. It also provides information on the socio-demographic, income and labour force characteristics of the population.

The product is provided on CD-ROM with a built-in “Beyond 20/20” application.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3226.

To order a copy of the Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2007/2008 (82M0013X, free), contact Client Services (613-951-1746; fax: 613-951-0792; hd-ds[at] This product is available free of charge to non-profit organizations in the health sector for research and non-commercial purposes.

The initial results from the Canadian Community Health Survey Annual Component (2007/2008) were released in The Daily on June 25, 2009. Many indicators based on Canadian Community Health Survey data are also available in Health Indicators ( 82-221-X, free).

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Client Services (613-951-1746; fax: 613-951-0792; hd- ds[at], Health Statistics Division.

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