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Figure 12.3.4: Infants with families in need of newcomer support

Percent of infants screened, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2015 to 2017

Figure 12.3.4: Infants with families in need of newcomer support

Source: Healthy Child Development – Integrated Services for Children Information System (HCD-ISCIS) Version – Dec 17, 2018, ISCIS Reporting Sub-System, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, date extracted 2019 Mar 14. Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Snapshots: Risk Factors for Healthy Child Development Snapshot (2015 to 2017). Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; c2018 [2015 data extracted 29 Feb 2016; 2016 data extracted 17 Aug 2017; 2017 data extracted 27 Aug 2018; cited 2019 Feb 21]. Available from:

Note: Includes infants less than seven weeks of age at the time of the HBHC Screen, except for infants belonging to the Early Childhood entry stage between the ages of six weeks and six weeks, six days. 2018 data not yet available for Ontario and the Peer Group.

The percent of infants screened with the HBHC postpartum tool in Middlesex-London with a family in need of newcomer support was 8.3% in 2018, up from 6.2% in 2015 (Fig. 12.3.4). From 2015 to 2017, the percent in Middlesex-London was significantly higher compared to Ontario and the Peer Group, and among the highest in the province.