MHLU - Health Status Resource

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Binge Drinking

Drinking  five or more  alcoholic drinks on one occasion.

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