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Health Indicators Report for the Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease
Prepared by: Epidemiology Unit, CCMB
Date: April 7, 2014
Where does the data come from?
The data was obtained from Statistics Canada via CANSIM Tables 105-0502 and 105-0546. These tables were based on information gathered in the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) in 2007/2008 and 2011/12. The CCHS is a survey designed for respondents aged 12 and older to gather information corresponding to health status and health indicators for the Canadian population.
 Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Making the Case for Primary Prevention: An Economic Analysis of Risk Factors in Manitoba
The Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease is pleased to be part of the group sponsoring the new report: Making the Case for Primary Prevention: An Economic Analysis of Risk Factors in Manitoba.
This is the first report of its kind in Manitoba to provide solid economic data on the long-term cost of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity – risk factors which lead to chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, kidney and lung diseases.
“We need to understand that preventing chronic disease has implications not only for our health care system but for the economy of the province, said Mark McDonald, chair of the Alliance.
Our members: Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division; Manitoba / Nunavut Region; CancerCare Manitoba; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba; Lung Association, Manitoba, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch are committed to actively pursuing preventive measures that are so essential in maintaining good health. We have been proud to sponsor this report and the establishment of organizations to combat tobacco consumption and to promote physical activity. The Alliance has now turned its’ energy to the area of nutrition. We believe that good nutrition is an essential element of healthy living.”
“The information from this report confirms our concern for dynamic preventive initiatives that will benefit all Manitobans”, concluded Mr. McDonald.