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Chronic Disease Prevention and Workplace Wellness
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The data presented here was collected by the Canadian Community Health Survey (2007-2012). Participants were asked to indicate if they had a diagnosed mood disorder which was expected to last or had already lasted at least six months. Examples of mood disorders were described to participants as depression, bipolar disorder, mania, or dysthymia. The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who reported they had a mood disorder is presented below. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.
The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who report that they experience work stress is presented below. The percentage of Individuals who reported that they felt work was quite a bit stressful or extremely stressful in the past 12 months is reported here. 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.
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.
The following report presents arthritis statistics for Windsor-Essex County.