Lifestyle and Health Behaviour
- According to the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), more than half of seniors in Peel (53%) ate fruits and vegetables five or more times per day (the recommended amount).
- According to the CCHS in 2003, more than half (58%) of Peel seniors reported being physically inactive compared to 53% of Ontario seniors. Female seniors (64%) were more likely to report being physically inactive compared to male seniors (50%) in Peel.
- In 2003, half of seniors in Peel (50%) and Ontario (54%) were overweight or obese.
- In addition to the 6% of seniors who smoked daily in Peel, 54% of Peel seniors were former smokers (daily and occasional), while 40% never smoked.
- In the 2003 CCHS the proportion of regular drinkers decreased by age group in Peel from 70% of 19- to 24-year-olds to 49% of seniors.
- The proportion of low-risk drinking was higher among Peel seniors (90%) than in the general population aged 19 years and older (80%). Approximately one in 11 Ontario seniors reported they drank five or more drinks on one occasion at least once in the previous 12 months.
- In the 2001 CCHS, pain relievers (62%) were the type of drug used most often in the previous month as reported by seniors in Peel followed by blood pressure medication (44%) and heart medication (20%).
Lifestyle and Health Behaviour (PDF 10 pages, 350KB)
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)