What early surveys would have collected data on body mass index or body weight or body weight and height. I can find back to GSS 1, 1985, Health and Social Support. Any STC survey prior to that for this information? We’re looking at Kendall’s National Canadian Health Surveys, 1950-1997, but it’s not clear who conducted the early surveys.
The Canadian Health Surveys, 1950-1997 provides a history of Canadian Health Surveys.
As I look at it, the earliest nutrition survey which asks questions on physical assessments, is the Nutrition Canada Survey (1970-1972).
The sponsor for this survey was the Food and Drug Directorate, Health and Welfare Canada.
The data collector was Health and Welfare Canada and the contacts for that survey were:
Peter Fisher at 957-0919 and Government Archives Division, National Archives of Canada at 996-8507 (These numbers are probably not in use anymore)