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Chronic Disease Prevention

We focus on reducing the long-term risk of chronic diseases (including diabetes, smoking-related lung diseases, heart disease and stroke) by promoting healthy lifestyles, policies and environments that support healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living and oral health.

Service outcome

Peel residents live longer and healthier due to reduced risk of chronic diseases.

2018 performance and trending data

Source: Oral Health Information Support System (OHISS) and Health Standards Organization (HSO) Preventive Database, Peel Public Health (2017, 2018).

Source: Oral Health Information Support System (OHISS) and Health Standards Organization (HSO) Preventive Database, Peel Public Health (2017, 2018).

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey Share File, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2015/2016).

Canadian Community Health Survey Share File, 2015/2016, Statistics Canada. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Peel 2015/16: 10.1% (95% confidence interval: 8.4-12.1). Ontario: 15.4% of Ontario residents are current smokers (95% confidence interval 14.7-16.1).5

Peel's current smoking rate is significantly lower than Ontario.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey Share File, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2015/2016).

Canadian Community Health Survey Share File, 2015/2016, Statistics Canada. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Peel: 43.6% of youth (12-17 years of age) are physically active (95% confidence interval 33.6-54.0) and 51.3% of adults (18+ years of age) are physically active (95% confidence interval 47.9-54.7).5

Ontario: 58.1% of youth are physically active (95% confidence interval 55.0-61.1) and 57.6% of adults (18+ years of age) are physically active (95% confidence interval 56.6-58.6).5

Peel's physical activity rate is significantly lower than Ontario's.

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey Share File, Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2015/2016).

Peel: 87.3% (95% confidence interval 84.9-89.3), Ontario: 88.6% (95% confidence interval 88.0-89.2).5

The percent of Peel residents who rate their health as good, very good or excellent is similar to Ontario.

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey Share File, 2015/2016, Statistics Canada. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2015/2016).

Peel 2015/2016: 27.0% of Peel residents consume vegetables and fruit five or more times per day (95% confidence intervaI: 24.1-30.1).5

Ontario: 27.7% of Ontario residents consume vegetables and fruit five or more times per day (95% confidence interval: 26.8-28.6).5

Peel's vegetables and fruit consumption is similar to Ontario’s rate.

Source: Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Peel Public Health (2015, 2017).

 

Peel 2015: 12.6% (95% confidence interval 8.9-17.6), Ontario 2015: 12.1% (95% confidence interval 10.9-17.5).5

Peel 2017: 13.9% (95% confidence interval 10.9-17.5), Ontario 2017: 13.7% (95% confidence interval 12.4-15.2).5

Peel's youth prescription drug use is similar to Ontario’s rate.

Source: Ontario Mortality Database, 1986-2015, Ontario Registrar General. IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Population Estimates, 1986-2015, Statistics Canada. IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; extracted November 2017.

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1 Reflects population aged 12-17 years.

2 Reflects population aged 18 years and older.

3 Reflects population aged 12 years and older.

4 Reflects students in grades 7-12.

5 Confidence interval refers to the range of values in which the true population value of a variable (such as a mean, proportion or rate) is likely to fall. Typically the 95% confidence interval is used, meaning that the true value will fall within the range 95 times out of 100.