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Statistics Canada bringing important health survey to Prince George

Approximately 800 households in Prince George will be randomly selected to voluntarily participate in the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), a national survey conducted by Statistics Canada.

Having accurate information about the health of Canadians is a vital part of improving health care in Canada.  That’s why, 15 years ago, Statistics Canada partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada on the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS).

The data from this survey is used by researchers to further understand the relationship between disease risk factors and risk conditions such as obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and more. It also sheds light on illnesses and enables health professionals to be better prepared for public health challenges.

CHMS is now beginning its seventh cycle. Information about all cycles can be found here: Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) – Content Information Sheet 2007-2023 (statcan.gc.ca). For each cycle, 16 locations in Canada are selected to participate in the survey.

As a part of this survey, a mobile examination centre will be temporarily located in the parking lot of 2187 Ospika Boulevard South on May 24 for participants to participate in direct physical measures (i.e. blood pressure, oral health, biospecimen collection, etc.), after they have completed an interview at their home.

 Statistics Canada encourages the voluntary participation of all those selected, to help it complete an accurate portrait of the health of Canadians.

All personal information collected is strictly protected. All information is anonymized; it’s never possible to connect data that is made public to you or to your household.

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