Canadian Community Health Survey - Healthy Aging - Pilot Survey (CCHS)
Detailed information for 2007 (pilot survey)
The purpose of this survey is to collect new information about the factors, influences and processes that contribute to healthy aging by surveying Canadians aged 45 to 64 preparing for the transition from work into retirement and senior citizenship as well as Canadian seniors aged 65 and over already in their golden years.
Data release - No public use microdata file will be produced by Statistics Canada. The data will be used as the basis of a feasibility study prior to the collection of the main survey.
The survey will deal with the topic of aging and various aspects that impact healthy aging such as general health and well being, use of health care services, social support and networks as well as work and retirement transitions.
The pilot survey will have a sample of 1000 raw units to be surveyed across 4 regions of Canada. Data from the survey and information gathered through the survey process will be used as the basis of a feasibility study prior to the collection of the main survey and to evaluate the viability of using the 4.2 cycle as the base collection year for a longitudinal survey of healthy aging. Collection of the Canadian Community Health Survey on Healthy Aging will take place starting in the summer of 2008 and continue for a 12 month period.
The purpose of the healthy aging pilot survey is to collect new information about the factors, influences and processes that contribute to healthy aging by surveying Canadians aged 45 to 64 preparing for the transition from work into retirement and senior citizenship as well as Canadian seniors aged 65 and over already in their golden years. This survey will take a multidisciplinary approach focusing on health, social and economic determinants. It will also explore the transitions and life trajectories through successful aging in Canada. This information will provide decision makers with data for developing more effective programs and policies to promote healthy living and quality of life.
Reference period: The reference period is mainly at the time of collection although some questions relate to the last 12 months, last 6 months or last 3 months.
- Health and disability among seniors
- Lifestyle and social conditions
- Older adults and population aging (formerly Seniors)
- Population aging
- Population and demography
Data sources and methodology
The Healthy Aging Survey covers the population 45 years of age and over living in the ten provinces. Excluded from the survey's coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements; full-time members of the Canadian Forces, persons living in collective dwellings and the institutionalized population. Altogether, these exclusions represent about 4% of the target population.
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
The sample size for the pilot survey is 1,000 raw units.
Data collection for this reference period: 2007-11-05 to 2007-12-07
Responding to this survey is voluntary.
Data are collected directly from survey respondents.
Data were collected using a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) method.
View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .
This methodology does not apply.
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.
No public use microdata file will be produced by Statistics Canada and data will not be made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI).
Revisions and seasonal adjustment
This methodology does not apply to this survey.
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