Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Canadian Health Measures Survey

A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

March 2010


Vitamin D status of Canadians as measured in the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey

by Kellie Langlois, Linda Greene-Finestone, Julian Little, Nick Hidiroglou and Susan Whiting

New data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) show that 41% of Canadian adults had a high total cholesterol level. In addition, 4% of Canadians aged 6 to 79, or just over 1.1 million people, were considered vitamin D-deficient.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5071.

The article, "Vitamin D status of Canadians as measured in the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey," which is part of today's Health Reports (82-003-X, free) online release, is now available. From the Key resource module of our website, choose Publications.

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