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OCT 1133: Professional Practice #3

Library resources to help with your consulting assignments

Key social survey data on health

Statistics Canada is Canada's national statistical agency, and conducts a wide range of social surveys. A number of these surveys ask questions related to the health of Canadians. Results of the surveys are published as research reports, statistical tables, microdata files (anonymized, individual-level datasets of survey responses). 

Additional social survey data is collected by other governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as public opinion pollsters.

Have a look at the following sources:

Key administrative health data

Administrative health data is collected by the government in the course of its regular activities. This includes disease incidence, use of the health care system, health costs, healthcare personnel, and other topics. Access to databases of administrative health data is typically restricted, however, select organizations are mandated with publishing statistics and analysis based on administrative health data.

Have a look at the following sources:

Condition-specific resources

Other sources of health statistics

Canadian business & industry data

Please note that all of the proprietary resources listed below are licensed for educational use only and cannot be used for commercial purposes or shared with anyone not affiliated with the University of Toronto. Business listings should not be used to contact companies.

US health data

US demographic, economic & industry data

International health data

International demographic, economic & industry data