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Canada Health Measures Survey 2012-2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Canadian Health Measures Survey Cycle 3
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 12/2013
Series or system 
Canada Health Measures Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The Canadian Health Measures Survey combined physical measurements at a mobile clinic and a household interview in order to capture health data that can be used as a national baseline. This survey focused on persons aged 3 to 79 years. The fieldwork was conducted from January 9, 2012 to December 17, 2013. A total of 5,700 surveys were recorded.

The in-home household interview contained questions on nutrition, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, health status, medical history, sexual behavior, lifestyle, living conditions, physical activity, demographics, and socioeconomic information. Samples of the household's tap water and indoor air were also taken.

Physical measurements included height, weight, resting heart rate, blood pressure, hearing, and lung function. Blood samples were taken to measure nutrition, including Vitamin D, diabetes, lipids, heart health, chronic conditions, and infectious disease. Urine samples were collected to measure creatinine, exposure to pesticides, and nutrition.

Alcohol use, Anogenital herpes, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Back pain, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Child care, Chlamydia, Cholesterol, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Community action, Condoms, Cough, Diabetes, Dietary protein, Dietary sodium, Dietary supplements, 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, HPV vaccines, Health status, Hearing loss, Hearing tests, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hours worked, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Illicit drug use, Income, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Languages, Lead exposure, Leisure activities, Marital status, Maternal age, Medicines, Melanoma, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Military service, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Occupations, Osteoarthritis, Ovary cancer, Pap smears, Pervasive developmental disorders, Physical activity, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Prostate cancer, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rheumatoid arthritis, STDs, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Skin cancers, Sleep, Stroke, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Syphilis, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unemployment, Urine tests, Water supply, Weight, Working conditions