Canadian Birth-Census Cohort
1996 - 2006
SubjectsHealthPregnancy and births
The primary purpose of the Canadian Birth-Census cohorts is to add long-form Census information to births, stillbirths and infant deaths in Canada, including socio-economic information about the parents, to study the associations between these characteristics and birth and perinatal outcomes.
The cohorts are based on the intersection between in-scope births (those occurring in the two years prior to Census Day) and the Census long-form sample. A further modest reduction (about 10%) in cohort size can be attributed to missed links. The final sizes are 97 006 births for the 1996 cohort (out of a possible 466 170 in-scope births), and 135 426 births for the 2006 cohort (out of a possible 687 340 in-scope births). A cohort weight - which adjusts for the census sampling design, census non-response, and missed linkages between the birth and census databases - and 500 bootstrap weights – to account for the variability arising from sampling, non-response, the linkage process and the stochastic variability inherent in vital events - have been generated for each of these cohorts.
|1996,2006||Canadian Birth-Census Cohort|
All publications (e.g. scientific articles, reports, dissertations, theses) and presentations based on a dataset available in the RDCs should include an acknowledgement of the support provided by granting councils (SSHRC, CIHR, CFI), Statistics Canada and host university. See a sample
Shapiro GD, Sheppard AJ, Mashford-Pringle A, Bushnik T, Kramer MS, Kaufman JS, and Yang S (2021).
Household characteristics and adverse birth outcomes among Indigenous Canadians.
Can J Public Health , 903-912
Michel Lopez Barrios (2021).
Migración y fecundidad: Un análisis cuali-cuanti de cubanas residentes en Canadá
Seungmi Yang, Mourad Dahhou, Tracey Bushnik, Russell Wilkins, Jay S. Kaufman, Amanda J. Sheppard, and Michael S. Kramer (2020).
Perinatal health among foreign versus native-born mothers in Canada: Variations across outcomes and cohorts
Journal of Public Health , e26-e33
Gabriel D. Shapiro, Tracey Bushnik, Russell Wilkins, Michael S. Kramer, Jay S. Kaufman, Amanda J. Sheppard, and Seungmi Yang (2018).
Adverse birth outcomes in relation to maternal marital and cohabitation status in Canada
Annals of Epidemiology , 503-509
Gabriel D. Shapiro, Amanda J. Sheppard, Tracey Bushnik, Michael S. Kramer, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Jay S. Kaufman, and Seungmi Yang (2018).
Adverse birth outcomes and infant mortality according to registered First Nations status and First Nations community residence across Canada
Canadian Journal of Public Health , 692-699
Gabriel D. Shapiro, Tracey Bushnik, Amanda J. Sheppard, Michael S. Kramer, Jay S. Kaufman, and Seungmi Yang (2017).
Paternal education and adverse birth outcomes in Canada
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , 67-72
Amanda J. Sheppard, Gabriel D. Shapiro, Tracey Bushnik, Russell Wilkins, Serenity Perry, Jay S. Kaufman, Michael S. Kramer, and Seungmi Yang (2017).
Birth outcomes among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations / Issues des grossesses chez les Premières Nations, les Inuits et les Métis
Health Reports , 16-Nov
Discharge Abstract Database, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, Canadian Community Health Survey, and T1 Family File linkage
Longitudinal Administrative Databank – Discharge Administrative Databank linkage
Canadian Community Health Survey Linked to Vital Statistics – Discharge Abstracts – Ambulatory Care and Mental Health Records
Canadian Cancer Registry linked to Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database and death information from the T1 Personal Master File
High System Users linked to T1 Family File – Census of the Population Long-Form – National Household Survey