- According to the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 73% of Canadian seniors reported their health as being good, very good or excellent. In Peel, 65- to 74-year-olds were more likely (76%) than seniors aged 75 years and older (72%) to report their health as being good, very good or excellent.
- In 2003, 10% of seniors in Ontario reported having a hearing problem.
- In 2003, 23% of Peel seniors reported being diagnosed with cataracts accordingto the 2003 CCHS.
- Access to dental care may be dependent on the ability to pay for dental services through dental insurance. More than one-third of seniors in Peel (36%) and Ontario (35%) reported that they had dental insurance in 2003.
General Health (PDF 3 pages, 137KB)
Table of contents:
- Table of Contents (PDF 130KB, 2 pages)
- List of Figures, Tables, Maps and Appendices (PDF 217KB, 9 pages)
- Executive Summary (PDF 175KB, 10 pages)
- Introduction (PDF128KB, 2 pages)
- Peel's Seniors (Chapter 1)
- General Health (Chapter 2)
- Mental Health (Chapter 3)
- Barriers to Health (Chapter 4)
- Health-Care Services and Utilization (Chapter 5)
- Lifestyle and Health Behaviour (Chapter 6)
- Sexual Health (Chapter 7)
- Communicable Disease (Chapter 8)
- Cardiovascular Disease (Chapter 9)
- Cancer (Chapter 10)
- Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (Chapter 11)
- Diabetes (Chapter 12)
- Arthritis or Rheumatism (Chapter 13)
- Injury (Chapter 14)
- External Causes of Emergency Department
Visits, Morbidity and Mortality (Chapter 15)
- Recommendations (PDF 68KB, 5 pages)
- Data Sources, Methods and Limitations (PDF 82KB, 7 pages)
- Appendices (PDF 74KB, 6 pages)
- References (PDF 88KB, 7 pages)