Cancer is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Windsor and Essex County; this report provides an overview of cancer incidence (new cases) and mortalities in the local population.
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Household food insecurity occurs when households do not have adequate or secure access to food because of financial constraints. This report outlines food security in Windsor-Essex for 2013-2014.
This health status report on Active Living and Healthy Eating in Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Health Unit with the goal of describing local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations as it relates to active living, healthy eating, and healthy weights within Windsor-Essex County.
In 2015, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, with help from the agencies (listed in the Acknowledgements section of the report), studied a cancer cluster located in a part of Remington Park in Windsor, Ontario.
In the fall of 2013 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) sent a request to Cancer Care Ontario asking them to examine the rate of cancer in the Remington Park neighbourhood which is located in Windsor, Ontario. Remington Park neighbourhood was defined as the area of the city bordered by the following streets: Howard Ave. on the west, South Pacific Ave. on the north, Parent Ave. on the east, and Grand Marais on the south.
Overweight and obesity data for children under 12 in Windsor-Essex is limited. The Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada), the survey that provides local Body Mass Index (BMI) data for those aged 12 and over does not normally survey children under age 12.
Regular physical activity is beneficial for many reasons. Physical activity helps prevent chronic diseases and injuries, increases energy and strength, and decreases stress. In 2012, 54.5% of individuals in Windsor-Essex County were moderately active or active. Additional physical activity information is presented in this report.
Information provided by the Cancer System Quality Index and Cancer Care Ontario.
Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults eat a variety of vegetables and fruit throughout the day as part of a healthy diet. The recommended number of servings that individuals should consume each day varies by age and sex. Please see Canada’s Food Guide for more information.
While the minimum number of servings recommended for adults ranges from 7 to 8, many health organizations track and report on the number of individuals who consume vegetables and fruit five or more times a day. Because of this, the results presented below report on intake five or more times a day.