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GEOG303: Health Geography: Questions to Ask Yourself

This guide is intended to help students discover and access health data.

Questions to Ask

  1. Is there a government department or organization that would collect your data (e.g. Statistics Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information, World Bank, OECD)? 
  2. Do you need very current or historical data? 
  3. Do you need data over time?
  4. What type of data do you need (demographic, health, vital, environmental hazards, disease, ecological)?
  5. What level of geography do you need (national, provincial, city-level, neighbourhood, country-level)?
  6. Are you planning to statistically analyze your data?

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