Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)

Difficulties accessing immediate care for minor health problems of person, proportion

Difficulties accessing immediate care for minor health problems refers to whether or not the person reported difficulties accessing immediate care for minor health problems for him or herself or for a family member in a specified period. "Minor health problem" include: fever, vomiting, major headaches, sprained ankle, minor burns, cuts, skin irritation, unexplained rash and others; as well as non-life threatening health problems or injuries due to a minor accident. "Family member" refers to an individual living in the same dwelling as the person, who is related to the person, and for whose care the person is responsible.

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 measurements:

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