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Body Weight and the Health of the Adult Population in Québec – Summary

This study provides, for the first time, a profile of the health burden linked to different categories of body weight (underweight, overweight and obesity) among adults 18 years of age or over for the province of Québec. Based on different indicators of physical and mental health drawn from survey data, it describes the proportion and number of men and women who report suffering from specific...


Highlights, Discussions and Orientations 2012-2013 – Healthcare-Associated Infections Provincial Surveillance Program

Surveillance findings are published yearly. Experts serving on the various Comité de surveillance provinciale des infections nosocomiales (SPIN) committees drafted the 2012–2013 highlights, discussions and recommendations based on this year's findings. They were then submitted to the Comité des infections nosocomiales du Québec (CINQ) and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) fo...


A Strategy and Indicators for Monitoring Social Inequalities in Health in Québec

For two decades, the reduction of social inequalities in health has been on the health policy and guidance agenda in Québec. Moreover, current monitoring activities make it possible to track social determinants of health, population health status and the use of health and social services over time and space (regionally). In spite of these achievements, Québec does not have a plan for the systemati...


Ebola Virus Disease: Prevention and Control Measures for Hospitals - Update september 2014

This fact sheet sets out the recommendations of the Comité sur les infections nosocomiales du Québec (CINQ) for Ebola virus disease prevention and control measures for Québec hospitals. Notwithstanding the transmission of the disease through contact and droplets, the CINQ recommends more important measures to take into account possible airborne transmission, significant environmental contamination...


Initial Dose of a Multicomponent Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Québec, Canada: An Interim Safety Surveillance Report

Introduction To control the spread of the meningococcal serogroup B disease in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region which has had a higher incidence rate compared with the rest of the province since 2004, a vaccination campaign was undertaken and targeted individuals 20 years and younger residing in or attending an educational institution in this region. An enhanc...