Canadian Community Health Survey
The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) initiative began in 2000 with its main goals being the provision of population-level information on health determinants, health status and health system utilization. This series of surveys is a joint effort of Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
The CCHS comprises two types of surveys:
- An annual component on general health that is described in detail on the Statistics Canada website.
- Focused surveys on specific health topics including nutrition that occur on an occasional basis.
Food and Nutrition Related Data
Food and nutrition-related modules, including food insecurity, fruit and vegetable consumption, dietary supplement use, self-reported height and weight, and infant feeding have been included in the CCHS-Annual Component.
Nutrition has been the topic of CCHS focused surveys in 2004 and 2015 (referred to as CCHS-Nutrition). CCHS-Nutrition has provided a rich source of nationalFootnote 1 and provincial-level data on food and nutrient intakes using 24-hour recalls, nutritional supplement intake, physical measurements (anthropometric), household food insecurity and other topics that support the interpretation of the 24-hour recall. Reference guides are available for both 2004 CCHS-Nutrition (previously referred to as CCHS-Cycle 2.2, Nutrition) and 2015 CCHS-Nutrition. These guides were developed to promote the appropriate use and interpretation of the data as well as consistent reporting of the survey findings. More information on 2015 CCHS-Nutrition is available on the Health Canada website.
Using information from the CCHS Annual component and the CCHS-Nutrition, a number of resources that report on the nutritional health and wellbeing of Canadians have been developed.
Food and Nutrient Intake
- Usual Intakes from Food for Energy, Nutrients and Other Dietary Components (2004 and 2015 CCHS-Nutrition)
- Full dataset available on the Government of Canada's Open Data Portal
- Interactive visualizations available on the Nutrition Surveillance Data Tool on the Public Health Infobase
- Food Consumption Table (2015 CCHS-Nutrition)
- Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition Articles on Canadian's Food and Nutrient Intakes
- Nutrient Intakes from Food and Nutritional Supplements
- Nutrient Intakes from Food, 2015
- Use of Nutritional Supplements, 2015
- Changes in beverage consumption in Canada
- Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults
- Do Canadian Children Meet their Nutrient Requirements through Food Intake Alone?
- Do Canadian Adolescents Meet their Nutrient Requirements through Food Intake Alone?
- Do Canadian Adults Meet their Nutrient Requirements through Food Intake Alone?
- Eating habits and nutrient intake of Aboriginal males and females ages 19-50, living off-reserve in Ontario and the western provinces.
- Canadian Community Health Survey-Annual Component Articles on Canadians' Food and Nutrient Intakes
- Household Food Insecurity in Canada
- Canada's Nutrition and Health Atlas (CNHA) - Household Food Security
- Measured body mass index, Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition, 2015
- Adult obesity in Canada: Measured height and weight
- Overweight Canadian children and adolescents
- Obesity and the Eating Habits of the Aboriginal Population
- Canada's Nutrition and Health Atlas (CNHA) - Measured Body Mass Index
- Breastfeeding Practices in Canada: Overview
- The Maternal experiences - Breastfeeding Module (MEX module)
- Trends in Breastfeeding Practices in Canada (2001 to 2009-2010)
- Breastfeeding Initiation in Canada: Key Statistics and Graphics (2009-2010)
- Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Canada: Key Statistics and Graphics (2009-2010)
- Vitamin D Supplementation of Breastfed Infants in Canada: Key Statistics and Graphics (2009-2010)
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Please Note: Both the 2015 CCHS-Nutrition and the 2004 CCHS-Nutrition do not include data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory or Nunavut.
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