Any food that is capable of supporting the growth of pathogenic organisms or production of the toxins from such organisms
From six weeks of age to six years of age.
From the infant’s birth up to six weeks of age.
From conception up to the birth of the infant.
Health indicators are used to measure health status of a given population over a defined period of time. For this resource, appropriate indicators were chosen from the Core Indicators for Public Health in Ontario – a framework developed by the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists of Ontario (APHEO). This framework was developed, and it continues to be updated, in order to standardize and improve the accuracy of community health status reporting across Ontario public health units. This resource provides definitions, methods and resources for calculating over 120 health indicators. Local level, reliable data was unavailable for some indicators therefore, not all were addressed in this resource.
Monthly occurrences of drinking 5 or more standard drinks on any single occasion.
The number of live births with a birth weight of 4,500 grams or more, per 100 live births.
The language spoken most often at home
the financial ability of households to access adequate food. Insecurity included marginal, moderate and severe food insecurity.
Spending more than 30% of the household income on housing costs like rent or mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities can leave people without enough money for other important necessities like food, clothing and transportation.
Socioeconomic status (SES) was based on a deprivation index composed of the following factors: percent without high school diploma, percent employed, average income, percent of single-parent families, percent of persons living alone, and percent of persons separated, divorced or widowed.
Also known as high blood pressure. Occurs when the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated and the heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood through the blood vessels.1
1. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. High Blood Pressure [Internet]. Ottawa, ON: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart/risk-and-prevention/condition-risk-factors/high-blood-pressure