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RDC News: February 2017

The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) 2001 is now available

Feb 01, 2017

Upcoming hours changes:
The RDC will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20th. There will be no extended hours during Reading Week - Tuesday February 21 st to Friday February 24th. The RDC will close at 5pm each day. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC)
The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) 2001 is now available. CanCHEC is a large population-based dataset that will allow for the examination of mortality outcomes by census characteristics (i.e. ethnocultural and socioeconomic factors). The 2001 CanCHEC was created from three different data sources: 2001 Census of Population, Tl Universe Files (place of residence only), and Canadian Mortality Database.

The 1991 CanCHEC cycle is also available, which contains variables measuring population characteristics, place of residence, cancer incidence, and mortality. These variables were obtained from six different data sources:

• 1991 Canadian Long-form Census (2B/2D), non-institutional population

• 1984-2011 Historical Tax Summary Files (HTSF) (place of residence only)

• 1981-1983 Tl Personal Master File (Tl PMF) (place of residence only)

• 1969-1991 Canadian Cancer Database (CCDB),

• 1992-2010 Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR), and • 1991-2011 Canadian Mortality Data Base (CMDB).

For further details on this data set, please go to the information page at the Statistics Canada website

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: