New layout provides easier and faster access
The database in Global Cardiovascular Infobase has been upgraded to
Microsoft SQL Server. Along with a redesigned user interface, access to
CVD Infobase is now faster and
Several new features have been added to Infobase: an international data
comparisons with data table and detailed sources, mortality trends with a choice
of standard populations and time periods, age-specific and birth cohort
mortality trends and, country profiles with proportional mortality charts. We
hope these features will meet our users’ needs. Since each country has a
different availability of data, in Infobase, depending on which country is
selected, only the available data will be listed in the menu of variables.
Demographics and mortality data have been updated to the most current
available year. The major data sources are United Nations World Development
Indicators, FAOSTAT database and, WHO mortality database. We will continue to
update our dataset as new data become available.
Risk factors data have been temporary removed from our new version of CVD
Infobase. You can access the most up to date risk factor data from
WHO Global Infobase.
You can also access data from our old version of
CVD Infobase, which will keep running
for the next few months.
a new URL
We now have a new URL. It is
www.cvdinfobase.ca (.com also works). We hope that access to
our site will be more reliable from now on. Anyone using the previous URL will
be automatically redirected.
Due to the problems we encountered in the past few weeks, some correspondence
may have been lost. Please resend any mail to which you have not received a
All correspondence can now be sent to
Thank you for your understanding and on-going interest in CVDInfobase.
CVDInfobase on a new footing
We are pleased to announce that with support from Public Health Agency of Canada, we have been
able to increase our staff. This will allow us to update our country information
and introduce some enhancements to the data display.
We receive many
inquiries about a wide range of topics, some remotely related to cardiovascular
diseases. Please note that we are not able to respond to all requests.
We are still
very much interested in receiving updates, additions and corrections to the
Thank you for
your ongoing interest and support.