Prevalence and Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease In Canada: 1991/92 - 1999/00

21 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2007

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Ruolz Ariste

Université Laval; Université du Quebec en Outaouais (UQO)

Melinda Connolly

Health Canada

Date Written: March 17, 2003

Abstract

Previous studies on the prevalence or incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Canada are based on survey data or administrative hospital databases. In both cases, certain methodological limitations exist. In this study, we develop a new methodology for measuring incidence and prevalence. Specifically, incidence and prevalence are estimated using all existing data, rather than with 'washout periods' as is done in previous studies. Our results suggest that, among the three provinces studied, New Brunswick has the highest estimated incidence and prevalence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and of stroke. Estimated incidence and prevalence rates of AMI are higher for men than for women, while estimated incidence and prevalence of stroke are about the same for both sexes.

Keywords: Prevalence, Incidence, CVD

JEL Classification: I10, I 12

Suggested Citation

Ariste, Ruolz and Connolly, Melinda, Prevalence and Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease In Canada: 1991/92 - 1999/00 (March 17, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1015806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1015806

Ruolz Ariste (Contact Author)

Université Laval

2214 Pavillon J-A. DeSeve
Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

Université du Quebec en Outaouais (UQO) ( email )

Case postale 1250
succursale Hull
Gatineau, Québec J8X 3X7
Canada

Melinda Connolly

Health Canada ( email )

200 Eglantine Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
Canada

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