Survey on Living with Chronic Disease in Canada
PHAC releases first results on arthritis and hypertension from the new 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Disease in Canada (SLCDC)
On December 10, 2009 PHAC released two fact sheets from the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Disease in Canada (SLCDC) on arthritis and hypertension to coincide with the release of data from this new survey by Statistics Canada.
The 2009 SLCDC is a cross-sectional survey sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada that collects information related to the experiences of Canadians with chronic health conditions.
The two fact sheets—Fast Facts from the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Disease in Canada on arthritis and on hypertension—highlight the key results of this survey. The fact sheets are of interest to a wide audience, including policy and decision makers, health professionals, researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and members of the general public, particularly people living with arthritis and hypertension.
What are Canadians with hypertension doing to control their high blood pressure?
The fact sheet on hypertension presents new information collected from more than 6,000 Canadians who reported having been diagnosed with hypertension on blood pressure control, blood pressure checks, the use of medication and the lifestyle changes made to control the condition.
What is the impact of arthritis and what are Canadians doing to manage their arthritis?
The fact sheet on arthritis presents new information from more than 4,500 Canadians who reported having been diagnosed with arthritis on the impact of the disease on quality of life including participation in the workforce and restrictions in daily activities, as well as how Canadians with arthritis manage their disease through medications, self-management, use of assistive devices, and health care consultations.
For more information about the 2009 Survey for Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada, visit the Statistics Canada website.
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