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BACKGROUND An important but understudied component of Canada's health system is alternative care. The objective of this paper is to examine the geographic and socio-demographic characteristics of alternative care consultation in Ontario, Canada's largest province. METHODS Data is drawn from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS Cycle 3.1, 2005) for(More)
BACKGROUND There is mounting concern over increasing rates of physical inactivity and overweight/obesity among children and adult in Canada. There is a clear link between the amount of walking a person does and his or her health. The purpose of this paper is to assess the health factors, socio-economic characteristics and urban-regional variations of(More)
BACKGROUND Sense of belonging is recognized as an important determinant of psychological and physical well-being. Research in Canada has shown that sense of belonging has increased in recent years although important variations exist between regions and among certain ethnic groups. METHODS The objective of this paper is to examine differences in sense of(More)
Using data from Statistic Canada's General Social Survey Cycle 21 (GSS 2007), this study explores whether differences exist in the impacts of care-giving among three groups of caregivers providing informal care either in the caregiver's or recipient's home, or in other locations within the community: (i) those providing end-of-life (EOL) care (n = 471);(More)
Methodological Series rr06-6e The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Executive Summary n recent decades, considerable research has been devoted to examining issues related to crime and demography/social status at the inter-urban level in Canada. This 'macro' research usually involves the(More)
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