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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

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  • According to the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 73% of Canadian seniors reported their health as being good, very good or excellent. In Peel, 65- to 74-year-olds were more likely (76%) than seniors aged 75 years and older (72%) to report their health as being good, very good or excellent.

  • In 2003, 10% of seniors in Ontario reported having a hearing problem.

  • In 2003, 23% of Peel seniors reported being diagnosed with cataracts accordingto the 2003 CCHS.

  • Access to dental care may be dependent on the ability to pay for dental services through dental insurance. More than one-third of seniors in Peel (36%) and Ontario (35%) reported that they had dental insurance in 2003.

General Health (PDF 3 pages, 137KB)

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