At Health Data Nova Scotia, we take our responsibility to provide information very seriously. In addition to providing access to a wide variety of statistical information, we also maintain a list of reports that serve as valuable sources of information for researchers working in medicine, community health and engineering, among others.
Child and Youth Injuries in Nova Scotia (November 2010)
Injury is the leading cause of death and hospitalization among children and youth in Nova Scotia. In fact, injury contributes to more death and disability for young Nova Scotians than all other causes combined. During the period of this report, Nova Scotia lost nearly one child every week as a result of an injury.
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Death in 12-24-Year-Old Youth in Nova Scotia: A Report from the NSYOUTHS Program (September 2010)
This report evaluates social and demographic determinants of deaths in youth aged 12-24 years in Nova Scotia for the period 1995-2004. Youth most at risk of death were males, the more socially deprived, and those living in rural areas.
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Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Nova Scotia Report (November 2009)
We need to bring suicide to the forefront and develop a better understanding of the patterns and trends associated with suicide and attempted suicide in our province. This will allow us to further enhance the societal, policy and individual supports required to address suicide in Nova Scotia.
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Improving the Health of Canadians: Mental Health, Delinquency and Criminal Activity Summary Report (May 2008)
This report addresses the need to bring suicide to the forefront and develop a better understanding of the patterns and trends associated with suicide and attempted suicide in our province. This will allow us to further enhance the societal, policy and individual supports required to address suicide in Nova Scotia.
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Seniors Falls in Nova Scotia Report (June 2007)
Injury is without any doubt a significant public health issue in Nova Scotia. While the human cost is immeasurable, the economic impact of injury exceeds that of smoking or obesity, costing Nova Scotians $570 million each year. Sadly, we know that almost all injuries are preventable—they are not accidents.
Read the full report [PDF - 607 kB]
CDHA Burden of Illness Report (March 2007)
In partnership with the Capital District Health Authority (CDHA), the Population Health Research Unit has compiled this report about trends in chronic disease prevalence, hospitalization rates, and procedure rates for residents of CDHA in the years 2002-2004. It also projects the future burden on the system that will result from the aging population.
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Developing Linkages Between Health Researchers and Decision-Makers: The Rationale for an Institute for the Study of Health Outcomes, Services and Policy in Nova Scotia (October 2006)
Nova Scotia is failing to fully capitalize on the use of health services research to inform and improve the health care system, not only to deal with acute and chronic care, but also to maintain and promote health. It is also failing to fully capitalize on potential opportunities to access available national funding for health services and health policy research.
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New research initiative announced by the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (January 2006)
The goal of this project is to identify a comprehensive, client-centred approach to service development, specifically targeting employability, and based on the determinants of health. A number of objectives will help us achieve this goal, the most significant of which is conducting a needs assessment with input from brain injury survivors, families and support caregivers and professionals from various disciplines.
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