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.
Cancer is a leading health issue in Ontario. In 2010 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit released a report outlining statistics on cancer in the Windsor-Essex area from 1986-2005.
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.
Household food insecurity occurs when households do not have adequate or secure access to food because of financial constraints.
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 percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex who report they are daily or occasional smokers is presented below. Data is analyzed by year for those aged 12 and above, and for those aged 19 and above. Data is also analyzed to determine if age and sex impact rates, as well as whether various social variables impact rates.