Thursday, January 17, 2019

CCHS and Colorectal Cancer Questions

I have a doctoral student who’s wondering whether colorectal cancer screening questions were asked of SK respondents. From the documentation, it appears that only NL, NB, PEI and AB are included, but I’d like to confirm that.

Also, she’s like to know if there’s a tentative release date for data from the 2017 survey. I see it’s available through the RDC programme; what about a PUMF?

You are correct, Saskatchewan has not selected the Colorectal screening module (CCS) for 2015-2016.

As for the CCHS 2017 PUMF, unfortunately subject matter is unable to give us a foreseeable date of release. Typically it would be released 2 years after collection, and because the 2018 data is currently in collection (and taking into account the fact that the 2017-2018 will be released together), it is safe to say that it shouldn’t be expected before late 2020.