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Health Statistics & Data

This guide provides resources for finding health statistics and data.

Get Help with Data and Statistics!

For help finding data or statistics, start by contacting your subject librarian

For help using R or SPSS, check out the Research Commons workshops and one-on-one consultations.

For help managing your own research data, please see the Research Data Management guide. 

For help analyzing or using data, UBC's Department of Statistics offers a range of free and fee-based servicesThe Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences also offers fee-based statistical consulting

New: Statistics Canada Real Time Remote Access

The Statistics Canada's Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) program allows authorized users to run SAS programs against Statistics Canada microdata while the physical Research Data Centres are closed.

See the Statistics Canada website for more information on the program and the complete list of surveys and metadata.

The video below provides more detail on the RTRA program, as well as describing alternative data sources to the microdata available in RDCs. The health-focused content begins around 40:00. 

Key Resources

Request access to restricted BC and Canadian health data

Featured Resource: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population. It relies upon a large sample of respondents and is designed to provide reliable estimates at the health region level.

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