Developing a Socioeconomic Status Index for Chronic Disease Prevention Research in Canada
Researchers developed a socioeconomic status (SES) index and assessed its associations with smoking amongst 17,371 Alberta’s Tomorrow Project participants. They found that their index was negatively related to smoking intensity.
Environmental health assessment of communities across Canada: contextual factors study of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds
This study aimed to report national-level community characteristics and any interprovincial, urban/rural, and Cartesian coordinate differences. Researchers developed an on-line map for public use, showing differences in fruit and vegetable availability, advertising for sweet drinks, junk food, and tobacco products, and cigarette and alcohol prices.
Development of an on-line interactive map to display environmental health assessments of Canadian communities: knowledge-translation to support collaborations for health
This report describes an on-line interactive map developed by the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds. It contains information from over 2,000 communities across Canada!