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Since the first national mortality statistics were published in 1921, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in Canada, accounting for almost half of all deaths each year. In 1987, more than 77,000 Canadians died from CVD, almost 60% more than cancer, the second leading cause of death. The costs of CVD are high in economic as well(More)
Since the mid-1980s, cesarean section rates in Canada have declined. By 1993, 18 of every 100 deliveries were by cesarean section, compared with close to 20 per 100 in 1987. As well, in 1993, 9 of every 100 deliveries were primary cesareans, down from a high of almost 11 per 100 in the mid-1980s. And the repeat cesarean section rate fell from 39 per 100(More)
OBJECTIVES This article compares influenza vaccination rates in 1996/97 and 2000/01 and describes the characteristics of adults who were vaccinated. DATA SOURCES The data on influenza vaccination are from the 1996/97 National Population Health Survey and the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey, both conducted by Statistics Canada. Data on(More)
OBJECTIVES This article focuses on rates of revascularization and mortality among people admitted to hospital after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DATA SOURCE The hospital data are from the Person-oriented information Database. Information on deaths is from the Canadian Mortality Database. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES Hospital records for Nova Scotia,(More)
In Canada in 1991, about 15,000 persons died from cerebrovascular disease, a figure that represented 7% of all deaths. Currently, cerebrovascular disease accounts for over 67,000 hospital discharges and 3.2 million days of hospitalizations per year. This paper examines the declining trends in stroke mortality from 1951 to 1991, by age and sex. Comparisons(More)
This paper reports preliminary and selected results of an analysis of the frequencies of 36 common surgical procedures in hospitals across Canada during the period April 1985 to March 1987. Age-sex-specific and age-sex-standardized procedure rates were calculated for each procedure for each of 245 Census Divisions (CDs) across Canada, as well as for 338(More)
Recent trends in cesarean section deliveries in Canada were explored using 1970-1988/89 hospitalization data from Statistics Canada's morbidity data base. The rate in Canada increased from 5.8 cesarean sections per 100 hospital deliveries in 1970 to 19.5 in 1988/89 and paralleled the increase in rates seen in the United States, which went from 5.5 to 24.7(More)
Between August 1969, when the amendment to the Criminal Code went into effect, and December 1978 about 397 000 legal abortions were performed in hospitals with therapeutic abortion committees in Canada. During the 5-year period 1974-78 abortions in females under 20 years of age accounted for 30.9% of all the legal abortions performed in Canada on Canadian(More)
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