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NPHS (National Population Health Survey)


The NPHS collects information related to the health of the Canadian population and related socio-demographic information. It is composed of three components: the Households, the Health Institutions, and the North components.

The Household component started in 1994/1995 and is conducted every two years. The first three cycles (1994/1995, 1996/1997 and 1998/1999) were both cross-sectional and longitudinal. Beginning in Cycle 4 (2000/2001) the survey became strictly longitudinal (collecting health information from the same individuals each cycle). 

Publications using this survey

Carpenter, C. S., and Warman C. (2019).  What do bicycle helmet laws do? Evidence from Canada. Economic Inquiry, 57 (2), 832-854. Abstract
Latif, E. (2016).  Happiness and comparison income: Evidence from Canada. Social Indicators Research, 128 (1), 161-177., August Abstract
Boisclair, D., Décarie Y., Laliberté-Auger F., and Michaud P-C. (2016).  Réduction des maladies cardiovasculaires et dépenses de santé au Québec à l'horizon 2050. Cahier de recherche / Working paper, , JanuaryMontréal, QC: Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques. Abstract