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RDC News: November 2017

November hours and availability of a new data set.

Oct 26, 2017

Upcoming Hours

  • There will be no upcoming changes to the usual centre operating hours in November.


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! 

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The annual release of data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is now available. The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information on health status, health care utilization, and the determinants of health. It relies upon a large sample of respondents and is designed to provide reliable estimates at the regional level. 

The target population of the CCHS is those 12 years of age or older living in the 10 provinces and 3 territories.  Data is collected yearly with a sample size of 65,000 respondents per year.  Subjects covered in the CCHS include: specific diseases and health conditions; healthcare services; lifestyle and social conditions; and the prevention and detection of disease. This data would be of particular interest to researchers interested in health surveillance and population health research.

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

For further details please go to the information page on the Canadian Community Health Survey at the Statistics Canada website: