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Binge Drinking

Binge drinking: For women this means drinking more than 3 standard drinks and for men more than 4 standard drinks on any single occasion in the past year. This is also the same as drinking in excess of the recommendations of Guideline 2 of the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.

Birth Rate

The annual number of live births per 1,000 population.

Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of weight to height (kg/m2) and is considered the most useful indicator of population health risk associated with both overweight and underweight. (Health Canada, 2003)

Normal weight – BMI 18.5-24.9

Overweight – BMI 25.0-29.9

Obese – BMI 30.0 and above