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revised September 04, 2009

Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

Arrow BulletPreventing Chronic Disease

Older couple bike ridingMany Peel residents have already, or eventually will, develop chronic diseases.  In this chapter, we explore two difference approaches that help shed light on this issue: one approach uses the known relationship between risk factors and ill health to model what might happen if risk factors were reduced; the other approach estimates the number of deaths from causes deemed avoidable.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Number of cases and deaths from chronic diseases which could be prevented with an achievable reduction in the prevalence of six select behavioural risk factors
  • Reduction in the number of new cases of select chronic conditions with the elimination of income disparities
  • Avoidable mortality

Preventing Chronic Disease (PDF 8 pages, 857KB)

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