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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

McDaniel, S. A. (2016).  Duel of the dualisms: Production and reproduction reconfiguring. (Elizaga, R. Sosa, Ed.),{Facing an unequal world: Challenges for global sociology}, London, UK: Sage Publishers.
Zhang, Q. (2016).  Risk factors associated with alcohol abuse in Canada: Longitudintal national population health survey. Department of Economics. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick. Abstract
Piérard, E. (2016).  The effect of health care expenditures on self-rated health status and the Health Utility Index: Evidence from Canada. International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 16 (1), 1-21., March Abstract