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Health Indicators & Health-based Statistics

This guide will give you an introduction to finding health indicators and health statistics using Canada's two primary sources: Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Indigenous Health Statistics

Statistics Canada

Health indicators, by Aboriginal identity

The larger collection of Health Indicator tables does not identify variables to customize by aboriginal identity. To see indicators with this variable we need to use the table: 13-10-0457-01 -- Health indicators, by Aboriginal identity, four-year period estimates.

This table will allow for customization using the multiple variables including Geography, Sex, Aboriginal identity, age group, Health indicators, the reference period. Click on the link to the table above and customize it as necessary. 

More about using and customizing Statistics Canada data tables.

Statistics Canada tables - Indigenous peoples: Health & Well-being. 

There are currently (eff. 2020/02/05) 13 data tables and 27 analysis reports regarding the health and well-being of indigenous peoples. This data is derived from a number of surveys including: 

- 2016 Census topic: Aboriginal peoples

- Aboriginal Peoples Survey (2017)

- National Household Survey: Aboriginal Peoples


1. Click on the header link above OR from the Statistics Canada Home page, Select Subject > Indigenous peoples > Health & Well-being

2. Select the desired table.  Tables can then be further customized by geography, age, sex, etc. (depending on available variables) 

More about using and customizing Statistics Canada data tables.


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