TableĀ 1

Description of data sets used for analysis and types of information retrieved

Name of data setDescription of data setYears of data usedInformation retrieved
Population RegistryA registry maintained by Manitoba Health of all Manitobans eligible to receive health services since 1970 and includes demographic information and 6-digit residential postal code1970/1971 to June 2013Demographic information: region of residence
Canada Census InformationSocial data based on the Statistics Canada Population Census. These data were used to determine area-level income, with Manitoba population divided into income quintiles according to average area-level household income, composed of five possible income groupings with Q1 being the lowest and Q5 being the highest income quintile1996, 2001, 2006, 2013SES information
Employment and Income Assistance DataData maintained by Manitoba Jobs and the Economy that provide information on Manitoba residences who receive provincial employment and income assistance1995/1996 to 2012/2013SES information
Education data: Enrolment, Marks and AssessmentsEducation data maintained by Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning that provides information on enrolment, marks and high school completion, and special funding. Special education funding is provided to children with severe to profound disabilities1995/1996 to 2012/2013High school completion, level of special education funding
Baby First/Families First Screening Program dataData collected as part of a universal screening programme conducted by Healthy Child Manitoba. The screen is filled out by Public Health Nurses on all families with newborns in Manitoba and captures data on biological, social and demographic risk factors, including alcohol use during pregnancy2003 to 2013=Families First
2000 to 2002=Baby First
Alcohol and drug use during pregnancy
Maternal education
Social isolation
Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit and Healthy Baby Community Support ProgramData from the Healthy Baby programs (administered by Healthy Child Manitoba), which provide financial benefits to help women meet nutritional needs during pregnancy and connects women to programs and resources in their area2001 to 2011/2012Demographic and SES information
Program participation
InSight Program dataIncludes data from an outreach program where mentors provide intensive support to women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby and use substances. This data set includes information on women who have prenatal alcohol use1999 to 2012/2013Alcohol and substance use during pregnancy
Hospital AbstractsHealth data maintained by Manitoba Health consisting of all hospitalisations in Manitoba, including up to 16 ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes for discharges before 1 April 2004 and up to 25 ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes for discharges on or after 1 April 20041984 to 2012/2013Physical and mental health diagnoses
Antenatal hospitalisations
Suicide attempts
Medical/Physician reimbursement claimsHealth data maintained by Manitoba Health consisting of all ambulatory physician visits in Manitoba and include a single ICD-9 diagnostic code associated with each visit, coded to the third digit1984 to 2012/2013Physical and mental health diagnoses
Physician visits
Prenatal care
Prescription claims data: Drug Program Information NetworkData maintained by Manitoba Health containing all prescription drug claims from the DPIN (an electronic, online, point-of-sale prescription drug database that connects Manitoba Health and all pharmacies in Manitoba). Contains information on all prescription drugs dispensed in Manitoba1995/1996 to 2012/2013Physical and mental health diagnoses
Manitoba FASD Centre dataIncludes clinical assessments and diagnoses received under the FASD umbrella for all children referred to the MB FASD Centre1999 to 2012/2013FASD diagnosis
Children diagnosed with FASD
Vital statistics dataA longitudinal population-based registry maintained by Manitoba's Vital Statistics Agency that includes all Manitobans who have died since January 1970 to present and the cause of death1970 to 2012/2013Cause of premature death
Suicide completion
Justice System: The Prosecutions Information Management SystemAn incident tracking system maintained by Manitoba Justice. These data include information on incidents, charges and involvements (eg, witness, accused, victim) in the justice system in Manitoba2002 to 2011/2012Justice system involvement
Child and Family Services Information SystemA data management system that supports case tracking and reporting of services provided to children and families as they pass through the CFS system. This database includes information on children in care as well as information of families receiving protective and support services1992/1993 to 2012/2013Involvement with CFS
  • CFS, Manitoba Child and Family services; DPIN, Drug Program Information Network; FASD, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder; SES, socioeconomic status.