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Table 1 Databases linked for the study

From: The intersection of health and wealth: association between personal bankruptcy and myocardial infarction rates in Canada

  2006 Census of Canadian population Discharge abstract database metadata Annual counts of insolvency filings by Canadian residents
Source Statistics Canada Canadian Institute for Health Information Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada
Type Cross-sectional Longitudinal Longitudinal
Time of collection May 16, 2006 Discharge date between April 1, 2001 and March 31, 2010 January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2009
Information collected Socio-economic characteristics of Canadian population aggregated at FSA level Patient scrambled unique identifier, FSA, age and gender, admission and discharge dates, diagnoses and procedures for hospitalizations at acute care facilities in Canada Counts of insolvency filings per postal code and calendar year separated into bankruptcy and proposal for debt restructuring
Variables/records selected Population aged 20 years and over, median household income, home ownership, elderly 65 years and over, being the head of a single-parent family, being without a high-school education, being with a university degree, employment rate and unemployment rate Hospitalizations for AMI as main diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision: 410.xx or 10th Revision: I21.xx) Counts of BKC filings
FSA in use* at some point between Jan 1st, 2002 and Dec 31st, 2009 1,207 comprising 18,007,300 population aged 20 years and over in 2006 316,393 AMI events 455,337 BKC filings
FSA in use* at any time between Jan 1st, 2002 and Dec 31st, 2009 1,155 comprising 17,935,425 population aged 20 years and over in 2006 315,011 AMI events 453,177 BKC filings
  1. *as assigned by Canada Post for Canadian addresses outside Quebec and Territories [6]; FSA (forward sortation area); AMI (acute myocardial infarction); BKC (bankruptcy)