Health reports is a quarterly journal produced by the Health Statistics Division at Statistics Canada. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policy makers, educators, and students. Its mission is to provide high quality, relevant, and comprehensive information on the health status of the population and the health care system. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of health and vital statistics data. The sources of data are typically national or provincial/territorial administrative data bases or surveys.Health reports contains research articles, reports, and data releases. Research articles present in-depth analysis and undergo anonymous peer review. Reports are descriptive articles, frequently based on newly released statistical publications or products. Both research articles and reports are indexed in Index Medicus and MEDLINE. Data releases are synopses of recent health information produced by the Health Statistics Division.