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Health Profile - Geographic coverage of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)
Prince Edward Island
As of May 2012, data for Prince Edward Island are disseminated at the provincial level only.
Minor name and code changes have been made to Nova Scotia health regions. For example, Zone 1 is now called South Shore/South West Nova while DHA 9 is now referred to as the Capital District Health Authority.
To avoid data suppression, data have been grouped with neighbouring regions, as follows:
- South Shore District Health Authority, Nova Scotia (1211) is combined with South West Nova District Health Authority (1212) and referred to as "South Shore—South West Nova (1210)"
- Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Nova Scotia (1234) is combined with Cumberland Health Authority (1235) and referred to as "Colchester East Hants—Cumberland (1230)"
- Pictou County Health Authority, Nova Scotia (1246) is combined with Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority (1247) and referred to as "Pictou County—Guysborough Antigonish Strait (1240)"
The province of New Brunswick has made minor name changes to its health regions. The Regions are now referred to as Zones. In addition, a descriptive name for each Zone has been added. For example, Zone 1 will now be referred to as "Zone 1 (Moncton)".
No data available for "Région du Nunavik" and "Région des Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James".
In Ontario, Public Health Units (PHU) administer health promotion and disease prevention programs. Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) are responsible for planning, funding and administering health care programs and services across the province. Data are provided for both PHUs and LHINs. However, since the weights for the Canadian Community Health Survey sample are primarily based on PHUs, only estimates for rates (percentages) are available by LHIN in the profile. Special LHIN weights are available upon request. These weights will allow for more precise estimation at the LHIN level including the estimation of totals.
As a result of changes to Health Region geography in Manitoba in 2012, data are presented by Regional Health Authority (RHA). The 11 Health Regions in Manitoba were merged into 5 RHAs as follows:
- Winnipeg RHA (4610A) and Churchill RHA (4690 F) were merged to form Winnipeg RHA (4601 A);
- Assiniboine RHA (4645 D), Parkland RHA (4660 D) and Brandon RHA (4615 A) were merged to form Prairie Mountain Health (4602 D);
- Interlake RHA (4630 E) and North Eastman RHA (4620 E) were merged to form Interlake-Eastern RHA (4603 E);
- NOR-MAN RHA, (4670 H) and Burntwood RHA (4680 F) were merged to form 4604 F Northern RHA;
- Central RHA (4640 D) and South Eastman RHA (4625 E) were merged to form Southern Health (4605 D).
To avoid data suppression, northern regions in Saskatchewan have been grouped with neighbouring regions, as follows: Athabasca Health Authority (4713) is combined with Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority (4711) and Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority (4712) and referred to as Mamawetan/Keewatin/Athabasca (4714).
As of fall 2011, CCHS data are now disseminated at five new Zone levels. These five new zones were approved for use in November 2010 in Alberta by the Joint Alberta Health Services - Alberta Health and Wellness Geographies Committee and are aggregations of the previous nine Regional Health Authorities
The Canadian Community Health Survey is administered in Nunavut, using an alternative methodology that accommodates some of the operational difficulties inherent to remote locales. The 10 largest communities are Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Baker Lake, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Kugluktuk, Pond Inlet, Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung, Igloolik.
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