(In)Visible Minorities in Canadian Health Data and Research

There appears to be a lack of data and research on the role of race or visible minority status on health in Canada. Consequently, researchers and policy makers cannot easily answer questions about visible minorities and health, such as: Are visible minority Canadians healthier or less healthy than their white counterparts? Do risk factors for health conditions differ for visible minority and white Canadians? And, how do different visible minority groups compare with one another on health outcomes and measures?