The following report presents diabetes statistics for Windsor-Essex County. Diabetes includes both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Health Canada reports that nine out of ten people with diabetes has type 2.
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The following report presents asthma statistics for Windsor-Essex County.
The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who report that they have heart disease is presented below. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.
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.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat that is based on height and weight. BMI scores classify individuals into categories such as underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese class I, II, or III. BMI categories are associated with health. Individuals who are underweight or overweight are at increased risk of developing health problems. Individuals in the obese class I category are at high risk of developing health problems, individuals in obese class II are at very high risk, and individuals in obese class III are at extremely high risk.
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.