A report on the percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who reported that their health was good, very good, or excellent.
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.
Self-reported high blood pressure rates for the Windsor-Essex County area are presented below. Rates are presented by age and sex. Relationships between rates and various social variables were also investigated.
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.
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.
The following report presents asthma statistics for Windsor-Essex County.
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.