October 20th marked World Statistics Day, with the theme “Better data. Better lives.”
Statistics Canada participated with a discussion on health statistics, which provided an overview of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), its objectives, collection processes and dissemination strategy. Results from previous cycles were presented as well as an overview of the CHMS Biobank and future health measures to be included in the survey.
The presentation focused mainly on how health data are used to address important health research questions and develop emerging health policies, and is available for download right here.