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Nursing Community Assessment

This guide will help you gather information about communities in order to analyze health issues and health needs from a population perspective.


The census contains a good deal of information on employment, unemployment and the labour force.

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Social Status and Mobility

In Canada, social class is largely dictated by income, but factors like levels of schooling and ethnicity can also determine or reflect social class.

"Mobility" refers to movement into, out of or within the community. This includes not only new immigrants to the community but people who have moved from one residence to another within the community.

Census data covers income, ethnicity, education, and mobility.

For information about "impact on health", search OneSearch for periodical articles. 


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