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"Arthritis" describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints, the tissues that surround joints and other connective tissue. These conditions range from relatively mild forms of tendonitis and bursitis to systemic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Life with arthritis in Canada: a personal and public health challenge presents the latest(More)
To describe the sex and age differences in asthma hospitalization among the Canadian population, we conducted an analysis based on a total of 9,486,173 hospital records in Canada for a 3-year period (1994/1995, 1995/1996, and 1996/1997), including 204,304 asthma patients and 288,977 asthma-related records. Asthma as one of the first five diagnoses,(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish national baseline information on asthma management practices of physicians, to compare the reported practices with the Canadian Consensus recommendations and to identify results potentially useful for interventions that improve physician asthma management practices. DESIGN National, stratified cross-sectional survey. SETTINGS The(More)
BACKGROUND Estimates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence based on self-reports of a diagnosis are thought to underestimate the prevalence of COPD in Canada. DATA AND METHODS Pre-bronchodilator spirometry measures were obtained from the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey for 2,487 individuals aged 35 to 79. The prevalence(More)
INTRODUCTION The Mental Health Strategy for Canada identified a need to enhance the collection of data on mental health in Canada. While surveillance systems on mental illness have been established, a data gap for monitoring positive mental health and its determinants was identified. The goal of this project was to develop a Positive Mental Health(More)
BACKGROUND To compare trends in the estimated prevalence of mood and/or anxiety disorders identified from two data sources (self-report and administrative). Reviewing, synthesising and interpreting data from these two sources will help identify potential factors that underlie the observed estimates and inform public health action. METHOD We used(More)
Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Canada, 2016 is the first publication to include administrative health data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System (CCDSS) for the national surveillance of mood and anxiety disorders among Canadians aged one year and older. It features nationally complete CCDSS data up to fiscal year 2009/10, as well as trend(More)
INTRODUCTION Although generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common and disabling, there are few Canadian studies on this mental illness. We compared the characteristics, health status, health services use and health care needs of Canadians with GAD to those with depression. METHODS Data are from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health,(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the variation in asthma management practices among paediatricians and family physicians to determine how to improve care. DESIGN Questionnaire study of paediatricians and family physicians that focused on the use of beta(2)-agonists, inhaled corticosteroids, patient asthma education, quantitative measurements of airflow and(More)
INTRODUCTION This study provides the first overview of the perceived general and mental health, activity limitations, work-related restrictions and level of disability, as well as factors associated with disability severity, among Canadian adults with mood and/or anxiety disorders, using a population-based household sample. METHODS We used data from the(More)