Cardiovascular disease

17 July 2015

Prevalence of Hypertension in Québec: A Comparison of Health administrative Data and Survey Data

Among the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension is the leading factor since 13% of deaths overall are attributed to it. Given the considerable weight of this risk factor from the standpoint of public health, it is necessary that population-based studies be conducted to measure its prevalence and evolution over time. In Québec, the universal healthcare system is administered, among other things, by means of health administrative databases that are constantly being updated and can be linked. Population-based health surveys are conducted on a regular basis and provide other types of data. The data collected through the surveys can be self-reported or measured. The main objective of this study is to compare the prevalence of estimated hypertension based on three data sources: 1) linked health administrative data; 2) self-reported data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS); and 3) measured data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS).

The three…

9 January 2008

Nunavik Inuit Health Survey 2004 : Status of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Nunavik

Initial observational studies presented the Inuit as a population particularly protected against cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the plague of developed countries. However, because of the abandonment of traditional lifestyles, and the high prevalence of some risk factors (such as smoking 73% and obesity 19%), conclusions from the 1992 Santé Québec health survey of the Inuit population from Nunavik anticipated an increase in CVD. Twelve years later, the Nunavik Inuit Health Survey 2004 produced a new portrait of the health of this Inuit population in order to determine, among other health conditions, the prevalence of CVD and diabetes as well as their corresponding risk factors, and to assess the evolution of these health outcomes since 1992.

In this major health study, 1056 Inuit (men and women) in the 14 Nunavik communities were recruited and accepted to participate. The ensuing results are from 925 participants (aged 18 and over) who answered the clinical questionnaire, pro…

22 June 2007

Health service utilisation by Montrealers suffering from heart failure in 2003-2004 : summary

The main objective of this report is to enable decision-makers in Montréal clinical and health administration settings be better informed of health service utilisation by people with heart failure who are living in their territories. The report on heart failure is part of the « Monitorage interprétatif » project conducted by the Équipe Santé des populations et services de santé (ESPSS), a joint team of the Direction de santé publique de Montréal and Institut national de santé publique du Québec. This document is one of a series of reports produced by the team on health service utilisation by Montrealers with chronic diseases.