Health - Statistics and Data
BC Vital Statistics Agency (Government of British Columbia)
Statistics on births, mortality, and other health-related issues.
BC Health Profile
This profile features community-level data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's health surveys, administrative data, and the census of population. The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.
BC Cancer Agency
Statistics and reports from the BC Cancer Agency.
BC Centre for Disease Control
Reports, publications, and statistics produced by the BC Centre for Disease Control. Specifically collects statistics on reportable communicable diseases.
BC Community Health Atlas
The BC Community Health Atlas is a web-based interactive mapping tool that displays indicators of population health by geographic area (health area or school district)
BC Atlas of Wellness
The BC Atlas of Wellness was created "to visually communicate data and information about key and novel wellness indicators for BC. A secondary purpose was to highlight patterns that emerged from these data in an interesting and informative way, and where possible to show changes over time at the provincial level while also providing comparisons at the national level."
Canadian Community Health Survey
The central objective of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is to gather health-related data at the sub-provincial levels of geography (health region or combined health regions)
See a list of all StatCan statistics on health-related topics, including aggregate tables from the CCHS.
According to the World Health Organization, 'health is a complete state of mental, physical and social well-being, not only the absence of disease". These topics provide information on the health of the population, lifestyle and environmental factors affecting health, access to and use of health care services, and research into health topics.
WHO - World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.