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Asthma Hospitalizations Among Children and Youth

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently released a report examining asthma hospitalization by age, sex, income, location and education among children and youth at the provincial/territorial and national levels, as well as patterns over time. Using data from the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) (2006–2007 to 2015–2016) housed at the CIHI, as well as linked data from the 2006 Census–Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the report shows that hospitalizations for asthma have declined significantly for both boys and girls over the past decade, and across all age groups, but that asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20, with more than 6,000 hospitalizations in 2015–2016. Moreover, children and youth living in lower-income neighbourhoods continued to experience significantly higher rates of hospitalization than those in higher-income neighbourhoods. Read the full report here.

14 May 2018 - 4:27pm |

Job Opportunity

The Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria is seeking an Instructor for its online course Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data, to be offered in May 2019. This course has already been developed, but review and minor changes of curriculum will be required prior to the course offering. This position requires extensive working knowledge of longitudinal analysis and multi-level modeling. The successful candidate will be familiar with multivariate study design and analysis methods. Interested candidate are invited to submit a résumé with a letter of intent and references by May 14.

27 April 2018 - 6:18pm |

2018 International Methodology Symposium : call for papers

Statistics Canada is soliciting contributed papers examining methodological issues related to the use of multiple sources of data, as part of its 2018 International Methodology Symposium, "Combine to Conquer: Innovations in the Use of Multiple Sources of Data," that will be held in Ottawa, next November. Interested researchers should submit a proposal by May 11, 2018.  Selected contributors must submit the final version of their presentation by September 7, and the final paper by January 11, 2019.

13 April 2018 - 5:36pm |

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