This page contains documents that explain the characteristics of the data found in Nunivaat. This information includes definitions, classification systems, the description of the methodology used in the collection and processing of data and, where applicable, an evaluation of the accuracy of the data. Often, the metadata may be consulted via hyperlinks found in the tables. The following links take users to the metadata pages of the statistics agencies. To find out the methods that are used in a specific study, consult this study on the publications page.
The data found in Nunivaat come mostly from Statistics Canada, the Institut de la statistique du Québec, Éco-santé Québec, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec and various studies conducted by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition and the Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair for Northern research in Social Sciences.
Statistics Canada publishes a complete section devoted to metadata which goes well beyond the statistical indicators chosen in Nunivaat. Users are invited to do more in-depth research in any one of the following sections representing a selection of the most relevant documents for Nunivaat.
System of National Economic Accounts
Health and Social Services
Health Regions and Peer Groups
Institut de la statistique du Québec
ISQ publishes a complete section devoted to metadata which goes well beyond the statistical indicators chosen in Nunivaat. Users are invited to do more in-depth research in any one of the following sections.
Éco-santé Québec 2008
Eco-Santé Québec 2008 publishes a portion of its metadata on the same web page as the statistical tables. More general metadata are found in various sections, the links of which are provided here. It should be noted that the Eco-Santé Québec 2008 website is in French only.
Social environment (social adaptation)
Living habits and behaviors
Overall state of health
State of physical health
State of psychosocial or mental health
Sources of data, calculations of the indexes or rates, miscellaneous