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Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is health related. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos. The main datasets used to examine health issues are also listed.



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 |

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at StatCan

The Health Analysis Division is looking for a Post-doctoral fellow in Nutrition. The closing date to apply is May 25. All details available here

1 May 2018 - 5:38pm |

Best thesis awards in population health

The Quebec Population Health Research Network has launched its Master’s and Ph.D. competition to recognize contributions to the field of population health research. Theses should have been sustained in Quebec before August 31st, 2017. Application forms must be submitted by March 2. All details are available here.

18 February 2018 - 11:35am |

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