Key health indicators database

Health Rep. 1990;2(2):127-39.
[Article in English, French]


A new database developed by the Canadian Centre for Health Information (CCHI) contains 40 key health indicators and lets users select a range of disaggregations, categories and variables. The database can be accessed through CANSIM, Statistics Canada's electronic database and retrieval system, or through a package for personal computers. This package includes the database on diskettes, as well as software for retrieving and manipulating data and for producing graphics. A data dictionary, a user's guide and tables and graphs that highlight aspects of each indicator are also included.

MeSH terms

  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Epidemiologic Factors
  • Health Facilities / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Resources
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Humans
  • Microcomputers
  • Software