Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)

Functional health status of person, category

Functional health status refers to a person's overall functional health, based on eight dimensions of functioning (vision, hearing, speech, mobility, dexterity, feelings, cognition and pain). These factors constitute the Health Utility Index (HUI). This index, developed at McMaster University's Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, is based on the Comprehensive Health Status Measurement System (CHSMS).

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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