Health status of Canadians 2016: HP5-121/2016E-PDF

a report of the Chief Public Health Officer.

“Using a collection of health indicators to monitor the health status of a population helps us understand areas where we are doing well and those areas where we can improve. This report tells us Canadians are experiencing good health on a number of measures - almost 90 percent of Canadians reported having good to excellent health. If you feel healthy, then you likely are healthy. Canada's average life expectancy of 82 years ranks us as among the healthiest nations in the world. A long life-expectancy reflects well on many social and environmental factors in Canada that influence our health. There are some worrisome trends. Over a relatively short period of time, the proportion of Canadians living with diabetes has almost doubled from 6% in 2000 to 10% in 2011. This is a concern as we know that more Canadians living with type 2 diabetes is linked to a higher proportion of people with an unhealthy diet, low physical activity and higher rates of overweight and obesity - which are all associated with higher rates of other diseases and conditions. In addition, some Canadians are not as healthy as others or are at higher risk for poor health outcomes. This snapshot is a useful tool to help bring us closer to narrowing health gaps in Canada and preventing illness in the most vulnerable“--p. [3] of cov.

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Department/Agency Public Health Agency of Canada.
Title Health status of Canadians 2016
Subtitle a report of the Chief Public Health Officer.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: État de santé des Canadiens 2016 : rapport de l’administrateur en chef de la santé publique. Cover title.
Date 2016.
Number of Pages 62 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-05480-3
Catalogue Number
  • HP5-121/2016E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 160227
Subject Terms Population, Health indicators, Statistics