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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

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  • Sexual health is affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, ischemic heart disease, prostate cancer and cervical cancer.

  • The number and rates of sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections such as AIDS/HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis among Peel seniors were very low while hepatitis B and C were higher.

  • Combined, there were 28 cases of AIDS/HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, infectious syphilis and acute hepatitis B reported among Peel seniors between 1995 and 2004.

  • The incidence of new hepatitis B carriers among seniors in Peel has been approximately 30 to 40 per 100,000 seniors from 1998 to 2004. These rates were lower than the 10-year high of 69 per 100,000 in 1995.

  • The incidence rates of hepatitis C have increased between 2002 and 2004 among Peel seniors.

Sexual Health (PDF 7 pages, 249KB)

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