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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.

Mental health among the military

According to the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013 just released by Statistics Canada, 16,5% of full-time regular members of the Canadian Forces reported experiencing symptoms consistent with at least one of six selected mental or alcohol disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. On this topic, we invite you to read the research highlights of a study carried by Katherine St.Cyr and colleagues which notably shows that the risk of suffering mental disorders increases with the number of traumatic events experienced by a soldier throughout his or her lifetime. To help identify at-risk individuals, the researchers suggest that recruits be screened for traumatic experiences upon intake to the armed forces and that a comprehensive post-deployment screening be done after each mission since vulnerability to developing post-traumatic stress disorder increases through added exposure.

12 August 2014 - 2:56pm |

New datasets available

The data from the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR), 1992-2010, from the 2012 Survey of Financial Security (SFS) and from the 2013 Canadian Community Health Survey - annual component (CCHS) are now available for research in the RDCs. Contact your local RDC to know more.

28 July 2014 - 1:53pm |

Health Inequalities

Recently, the QICSS held an international conference where dozens of researchers from here and abroad met to discuss the impact of social policies on health inequalities. You can now watch online the videos of the presentations given during this meeting. Among the highlights, we wish to point out the presentations of the first panel in which Sylvie Michaud, Daniel Fuller et Denis Hamel discussed the implications for health inequalities research of the abolition of the Canadian long-form census and its replacement by the National Household Survey.

7 July 2014 - 10:42am |


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