Statistics Canada to survey Peterborough households on health issues

Written by admin, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

Are you aware of the dangers of sun exposure or extreme weather? Do you know what Lyme disease is? Do you have access to dental care professionals? Do you get the annual flu shot?

Statistics Canada will be conducting a survey on behalf of Peterborough Public Health between November 30 and December 4, 2015. Selected residents aged 18 years or over will be asked about their immunization and oral health practices, as well as their awareness of key issues such as Lyme disease, extreme weather and sun safety protection. Statistics Canada interviewers will call approximately 2,000 randomly selected households in the city of Peterborough to conduct this brief telephone interview.

The information collected from the survey will be used by Peterborough Public Health for future decision-making towards program planning and education. The survey will be conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which guarantees the confidentiality of all information collected. While participation in the survey is voluntary, it is important that all selected households take part to ensure the information accurately reflects the views of the residents in this community.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important survey