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Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY)

Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY)

The 2019 Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY) is a cross-sectional survey that collects information on issues that have an impact on the physical and mental health of children and youth in Canada. The survey covers a broad range of topics, including long-term conditions, injuries, physical activity, nutrition, oral health care, children’s social environments, the use of electronic devices, time spent in school and extracurricular activities, mental health and childhood experiences.


Statistics Canada, Ontario Share File distributed by the Ontario Ministry of Health

Data Notes:

  • Children and youth aged 1 to 17 as of January 31, 2019 in Canada were included in the survey. Local data for Simcoe Muskoka were available through oversampling.
  • Children and youth living in First Nation communities and other Indigenous settlements, children and youth living in foster homes and the institutionalized population are excluded from the survey.
  • CHSCY 2019 covered approximately 98% of the Canadian population aged 1 to 17 years in all provinces and 96% in all territories.

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