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Healthy Populations

Healthy Populations

Healthy Populations

The Healthy Populations domain reports on the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the population by looking at different aspects of health status and certain determinants of health. In the Canadian Index of Wellbeing table below, indicators report on self-reported health, health behaviour and health care access. This table is supplemented with data from the Canadian Community Health Survey regarding general health status, illicit drug use, mental health, obesity. It also reports on the percentage of the population with a doctor.

Healthy Populations Indicators

Category Indicator COUNTIES   REGIONS Ontario Canada
Perth Huron Rural West
Self-Reported Health Percentage of population 12 years of age or older who rate their overall health as very good or excellent a 58.2 64.4   58.5 59.0 60.7 60.8
Percentage of population 12 years of age or older who rate their mental health as very good or excellent a 71.1 69.9   68.1 67.2 69.1 69.4
Percentage of population 12 years of age or older with health or activity limitations sometimes or often a 37.0 35.2   38.6 35.2 32.2 32.6
Percentage of population 12 years of age or older with self-reported diabetes a 9.0 10.2   9.0 7.8 7.7 7.2
Health Behaviour Percentage of population 12 years of age or older who are daily or occasional smokers a 18.5 18.7   20.0 17.7 15.3 16.0
Percentage of population 12 years of age or older getting influenza immunization in previous year a 35.9 37.6   34.6 34.4 34.4 32.0
Health Care Access Percentage of population 12 years of age or older with a regular health care provider a 94.8 94.0   91.5 90.9 90.1 84.9
Percentage of population 12 years of age or older who reported that their health care needs were unmet in past year a N/A 4.8   9.9 9.2 10.3 11.2
Percentage of population 12 years of age or older who reported that needed health care was not available in their area a N/A 3.6 b   11.4 9.7 8.4 10.0

a  Based on Health Units, which approximate census divisions in most instances.
Data point based on Perth-Huron Health Unit and assigned to Huron County here. 
Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo (July 2020) 
A Profile of Wellbeing in Perth and Huron Counties: Benchmarking Indicators of Wellbeing based on the CIW, Prepared for: Social Research and Planning Council operated by the United Way Perth Huron.

 

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