Researchers in RDCs across Canada are using population health survey data to study the epidemiology of major depression. Read about their key findings in our jargon-free synthesis A Profile of Clinical Depression in Canada, and check out synthesis author, Dr. Scott B. Patten's Depression in Canada blog.
Health Reports - a Statistics Canada flagship publication and an important outlet for CRDCN health research.
February 16, 2011 Evaluation of the factor structure of the child-reported parenting questionnaire in the NLSCY
Rübab Arim, Jennifer Shapka, Susan Dahinten and Brent Olson
This assessment of three parental behaviour scales based on National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth data is a must for researchers looking into the relationship between parenting and child outcomes.
November 17, 2010 Socio-economic status and vitamin/mineral supplement use in Canada
Hassanali Vatanparast, Jennifer L. Adolphe and Susan J. Whiting
Canadians with low income and education not only have a poorer diet than other Canadians, they are also less likely to supplement their diet with extra vitamins and minerals, according to this study based on data from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey―Nutrition. Over 60% of women over 50 years take these supplements.
September 15, 2010 Regional patterns of risk for sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia
Kathleen N. Deering, Mark W. Tyndall and Mieke Koehoorn
Although rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) tend to be higher in urban Canada, British Columbia has recently seen above-average rates in its northern health regions. This study uses data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey to investigate the relationship between age, geographic region and risk factors for STIs in British Columbia.
RDCs give access to many health-related surveys and administrative data. Alone or linked to census micro-data, they offer insights into a wide range of issues such as...
Use the Canadian Community Health Survey 1.2 to investigate the complex interactions between work, school, family and mental health and illness.
Work and disability
Identify the difficulties and barriers faced by Canadians whose day-to-day activities are limited by health problems with the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey.
Health through time
With successive cycles of the National Population Health Survey (NPHS) or the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), explore the long term health effects of lifestyle, income, environment and much more.