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Canada Health Measures Survey 2009-2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Canadian Health Measures Survey Cycle 2
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2009 - 11/2011
Series or system 
Canada Health Measures Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is a multi-wave survey of Canadians' health status, consisting of both household questionnaire and clinical examination components. The household questionnaires collect information on nutrition, tobacco, and alcohol use, health status, physical activity, and demographic and socioeconomic variables. Physical exams in regional mobile examination centers collected measurements of blood pressure, height, weight, physical fitness, and samples of blood, urine, and DNA.

In 2009-2011, a sample of 7,830 participants aged 3-79 were interviewed with the household questionnaire, and clinical exams were conducted with 6,395 participants. Data were collected in Newfoundland and Laborador, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. The second cycle added a measurement of indoor air quality, expanded the age range of the sample, and removed the oral health component.

Alcohol use, Anemia, Anthropometry, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, COPD, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Child anthropometry, Chlamydia, Cholesterol, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Condoms, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Cough, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary sodium, Drug consumption, Eating disorders, Education, Employment, Environmental hazards, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Fruits and vegetables, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, HPV vaccines, Health care use, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hours worked, Household heat, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Illicit drug use, Income, International migration, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Languages, Lead exposure, Limited mobility, Live births, Living conditions, Loans, Marital status, Medicines, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrient supplements, Military service, Mobility aids, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Occupations, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pap smears, Pesticides, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Pregnancy, Prostate cancer, Race, Rheumatoid arthritis, STDs, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Skin cancers, Sleep, Stroke, Sun exposure, Syphilis, Tobacco smoking, Traditional medicine, Unemployment, Urine tests, Vision loss, Weight, Weight change