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Is the second figure correct? When I look at it you have about 80% saying yes and just under 40% saying no.

Ross: it looks correct to me. just over 60% yes and just under 40% no.

I wonder what this post's title will do for our hits, and spam?

Ross - what Nick said. Since these graphs are all computer generated, the yes and nos have to add up to 100.

Nick - fair cop, it was a deliberately attention-grabbing headline.

I don't know how much worse the spam situation could get but yes, I should check the spam filter more than usual for comments on this post.

Yes, my mistake, viewing it on a bigger screen is easier to read ;)

Can I ask ... what CANSIM table has this information? I've looked through many of the CCHS 3.1 items, and this data doesn't appear anywhere I looked.

(References are good in research?)

Chris S - the data was not obtained from Cansim but by cranking through the numbers in the public use micro data file (PUMF). The Canadian Community Health Survey files are available to university students and faculty through the Statistics Canada's Data Liberation Initiative - generally through the university libraries.

With the new open access policy, more public use files are being made available, e.g. it's now possible to download the Census PUMFs but as far as I know the general public is still not able to access the CCHS.

If you do you have access to the CCHS and you're still not able to find the info by searching for the variable names above (e.g. SXB_1) , check that you do indeed have the entire 2007-8 file. These questions weren't asked to all respondents - with the CCHS there's a base of common questions, and then a whole lot of different modules added on that vary from year to year.

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