Reminders

Health and Wellness 2009

Many factors influence community health including our ability to access and use health care services.  By quitting smoking, drinking in moderation, getting a yearly physical, and by exercising and eating right, we can improve our health and overall well-being.

7-1 The Percent of Low Birth Weight Babies is an indicator of the number of infants born weighing less than 5.5 pounds.  Regardless of gestational age; a low-birth-weight infant is at risk for developing lack of oxygen during labour.

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 199720012001-
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Waterloo Region5.45.45.46.15.45.5  5.7 5.45.9
Ontario5.9 5.75.86.06.26.26.36.46.4
Canada5.8  5.65.65.85.96.06.16.26.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: 1997 and 2001 data are from Statistics Canada, Vital Statistics- Birth Database. 2008 figures from Canada Health Reports, 2008

 

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 7-2 Servings of Fruit and Vegetables is an indication of how well we eat. 

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 2003  20072008
Waterloo Region43.440.233.5
Ontario39.839.940.5
Canada38.941.343.7


 

 

 

Source: Statistics Canada http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/2008001/profiles-en.htm; 2008 figures from Canada Health Reports, 2008

 

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 7-3 The number of General/Family Physicians available is an indicator of access to the health care system. 

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 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region69687173n.a.7375727073
Ontarion.a.858585858586858485
Canada94959595969797989899

 

(data was not available for 2002 in Waterloo Region)

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information, Health Indicator Reports

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 7-4 The Percentage of Ambulance Time Lost to Hospital Turnaround is an indicator of how long ambulances wait to be released from the hospital before returning to active duty. 

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 20062007
Waterloo Region13.318.3
Ontario Median13.314.9

 

 

 

Source: OMBI 2007

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