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