Yes! You can access this information online thanks to the Data Liberation Initiative, the government’s way of providing statistical data to post-secondary institutions.
For the CCHS survey data:
- Head to the main Statistics Canada website
- Choose the “Key Resource” tab near the bottom of the screen
- Choose “CANSIM” under the Data tables heading
- Click the “Survey” Tab in the middle of the screen
- Scroll down to the Canadian Community Health Survey. You’ll notice that there is also a “Nutrition” option, if you prefer (click the title to access)
Once you’re into the survey, you have a few choices:
- To find how people responded to the survey: read the Titles of the different tables available and then click the Table Number (i.e. 105-2002) next to the Title you want. Once you’re in, you can create a customized table of the data (see a library staff member if you need assistance here)
- To look at the questionnaire itself: click the Survey Number next to the title of the survey at the top of the screen (in this case, it’s 5049). There’s lots of other neat information here, too
For the CCHS Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004) Nutrient Intake data release, make sure to visit:
- Nutrient Intakes from Food: Provincial, Regional and Summary Data Tables: these compare usual intakes to DRI’s, where possible.
- A Guide to Accessing and Interpreting the Data (to use with the Nutrient Intakes From Food CD-ROM or link above).
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