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ARCHIVED - National Population Health Survey (NPHS)

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The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) is a longitudinal survey on the health of Canadians. Conducted by Statistics Canada since 1994-95, the survey is designed to measure the health status of Canadians and to add to the existing body of knowledge about the determinants of health. The NPHS, which relies on respondents' self-reported health information, surveys the same group of respondents every two years for up to 20 years.

A number of Health Canada's supplementary questions to the 1994-95 NPHS were related to nutrition. These questions focused on two key healthy eating concerns - increasing starch and fibre consumption, and decreasing fat consumption. As well, the survey gathered information about self-rated eating habits, height and weight, and sources of nutrition information.

National Population Health Survey: Canadians and Healthy Eating - how are we doing?

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