Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Canadian Community Health Survey (2007-2008) and rapid response component


A researcher wants access to the rapid response data in the 2007-2008 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Is this available through a public use file that gets requested or is it through the RDCs?

The codebook states: “The rapid response component is offered on a cost-recovery basis to organizations interested in obtaining national estimates on an emerging or specific topic related to the health of the population.” I am assuming public use here?


There are no PUMFs for the rapid response components of the CCHS. The data files are in the RDCs. Custom tabs are also available and all work is done on a cost recovery basis. Each request has to be reviewed individually and the cost assessed according to the detail requested and the level of complexity of the request.