How would you best describe your main occupation or occupational training?
Medical doctor (including psychiatrist, gynecologist, ophthalmologist, etc.)
Dentist, dental surgeon or oral/dentistry or periodontist
Pharmacist or pharmaceutical chemist
Midwife professional or matron
Optometrist or optician
Physiotherapist, chiropractor or podiatrist
Nutritionist or dietician
Dental associate (assistant, hygienist or technician)
Pharmaceutical assistant or technician
Nursing associate or auxiliary
Nursing aide, community health workers, hospital aide or dental aide
Midwife associate or auxiliary or traditional birth attendant
Sanitarian or health inspector
Traditional medicine practitioner
Other health occupation than above : Specify __
Other occupation (such as administrator, driver, sweeper, etc.)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
We are interested in the option that best reflects the respondent’s main occupation and training. This refers to the principal position that the respondent held during the last regular work year. Record the occupation that best corresponds to the respondent’s actual work, rather than the title of the position. For example, if the respondent has a job title of “Director of staff”, but works in clinical nursing, then write “nurse”. If the respondent held more than one type of position, consider the position during which the respondent spent the greater amount of time. For example, if the respondent worked as a dental assistant most of the time, but was also employed as an office clerk for a few hours a week, mark “dental assistant” as the main occupation. There is no minimum salary or number of hours that a respondent must work in order to qualify for having an occupation.
If the respondent has a health background but is not working in a health-related field, then record his/her area of the occupational training.
If the respondent has no health background but is working in the health-related field, then record “other occupation”.