Reminders

Health and Wellness 2008

Physical and mental health, as well as active lifestyles are important contributors to the quality of individuals' lives.


Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, exceeds healthy limits and can be a contributor to a range of health problems.

Obesity Rate (%population age 18 and older) Health Survey Graphs 2008 31.jpg

 20032005
Waterloo Region16.316.7
Ontario14.815.1
Canada14.915.5

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS 2.1 and 3.1)

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Being Active with sports or other leisure activities plays an important role in physical health and mental health.

Leisure-Time %Physically or Moderately Active Health Survey Graphs 2008 31 (1).jpg

  20032005
Waterloo Region52.351.745.7
Ontario50.051.348.8
Canada50.451.049.0

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey ( CCHS 2.1 and 3.1), http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/2008001/profiles-en.htm

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Days lost due to health causes is an indicator of the overall health of the community and its impact on business.

Work Absence (Average Days Lost per Year Including Maternity) for Full-time Employees Health Survey Graphs 2008 31 (3).jpg

 198720002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region9.26.57.98.08.07.67.98.28.3
Ontario8.57.17.68.48.38.58.68.89.3
Canada8.58.08.59.19.29.29.69.710.2

Source: For CMA data, Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, Cansim Table 279-0029. Data for the economic regions are by special request, program A060807.

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The Percentage of People with Limitations on their Physical Activity Activity is an indicator of the size of the population 12 years of age and older with physical challenges. This could impact their access to a wide range of services

%12+ With Participation and Activity Limitation, 2005, 2007 Health Survey Graphs 2008 31 (2).jpg

 200320052007
Waterloo Region31.928.327.0
Ontario31.729.433.1
Canada31.229.631.2

Source: http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/2006001/tables/t004a.pdf, and http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/2008001/profiles-en.htm

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