Local Health Area Boundaries
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Local Health Area (LHA) are administrative boundaries for the Ministry of...
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Can be used in modelling health statistics as they relate to local health area. Used primarily for display purposes and thematic mapping.
A Generalized view of this dataset available for webservices is: WHSE_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.BCHA_LOCAL_HEALTH_AREA_SPG
In April 2019, the Ministry of Health updated some provincial health regions and introduced the Community Health Service Area (CHSA). At this time LHA numbers were changed to align with other Ministry geographies and and some LHA names were altered to better represent the regional geography.
These LHAs were based on the 1997 version, the Ministry of Health redefined the provincial health regions, prior to this date the province was divided into 80 Local Health Areas (LHA) which were used for analytical purposes. They originally evolved from school district boundaries. The LHA boundaries do not reflect any school districts boundary changes that have occurred since their inception. The Vancouver Local Health (39) has since adopted six small areas formerly called micro health areas. They number 161 through 166. Surrey LHA (36) has adopted a boundary split into 201 and 202 which contain the micro health areas of 361 through 365. The LHAs are determined on a geographic basis and have no administrative functions. Instead they aggregate up to Health Service Delivery Areas and Health Authorities (2002) and therefore areas of health care analysis.
|Organization||Ministry of Health|
|Sub-Organization||Health Sector Information Analysis and Reporting|
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|Record Last Modified||2020-05-19|
Object Name: WHSE_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.BCHA_LOCAL_HEALTH_AREA_SP
Short Name: LOC_HLTH_A
Comments: Local Health Areas (LHA) are a mutually exclusive and exhaustive classification of the land area in BC used for administrative purposes for the Ministry of Health. These boundaries fall within the higher level geographic boundaries of the Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDA) and Health Authorities (HA).
|Column Name||Short Name||Data Type||Data Precision||Comments|
|HLTH_LHA_SYSID||LHA_SYSID||NUMBER||10||Is the unique system generated primary key.|
|LOCAL_HLTH_AREA_CODE||LHA_CODE||CHAR||3||Is the number of the Local Health Area, e.g., 122, 222, 425.|
|LOCAL_HLTH_AREA_NAME||LHA_NAME||VARCHAR2||30||Is the name of the Local Health Area, e.g., Nelson, Burnaby, Oceanside.|
|HISTORICAL_LOCAL_HLTH_AREA||LHA_HIST||VARCHAR2||8||Contains the historical reference of the local health area, e.g., 007, 024, 032.|
|HLTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_CODE||HSDA_CODE||CHAR||2||Is the number of the Health Service Delivery Area, e.g., 12, 22, 42.|
|HLTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_NAME||HSDA_NAME||VARCHAR2||30||Is the name of the Health Service Delivery Area, e.g., Kootenay Boundary, Fraser North, Central Vancouver Island.|
|HLTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_ID||HSDA_ID||VARCHAR2||10||Is the number and acronymn of the Health Service Delivery Area, e.g., 12 KB, 22 FN, 42 CVI.|
|HLTH_AUTHORITY_CODE||HA_CODE||CHAR||1||Is the number of the Health Authority, e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
|HLTH_AUTHORITY_NAME||HA_NAME||VARCHAR2||30||Is the name of the Health Authority, e.g., Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, Vancouver Island, Northern.|
|HLTH_AUTHORITY_ID||HA_ID||VARCHAR2||10||Is the number and acronymn of the Health Authority, e.g., 1 IHA, 2 FHA, 3 VCH, 4 VIH, 5 NHA.|
|FEATURE_CODE||FCODE||VARCHAR2||10||Is a standard alpanumeric code to identify the type of feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition.|
|FEATURE_AREA_SQM||AREA_SQM||NUMBER||19||Is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.|
|FEATURE_LENGTH_M||FEAT_LEN||NUMBER||19||is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.|
|SHAPE||SHAPE||SDO_GEOMETRY||1||Is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.|
|OBJECTID||OBJECTID||NUMBER||38||Is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.|
|SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA||BLOB||4000||Is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.|