District Office Area Health Profile – Sudbury East 2013-2015

Purpose

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the health of the population in the Sudbury East area which includes Killarney, French River/Rivière des Français, St. Charles and Markstay-Warren.

The report highlights the burden of specific health issues in the Sudbury East area, and compares it to the rest of Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ area. It will be of interest to local public health and medical professionals, community organizations working in health and other sectors, government decision makers, and the general public. This information can be used to better understand our individual and collective health, to make plans about how we can improve health, and to measure progress towards the achievement of Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ vision: Healthier communities for all.

Results Summary

Comparisons are between the rates for the Sudbury East area and the rest of Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ area (for example, excluding the Sudbury East area.) If there is less than a 5% likelihood that the observed difference is due to chance, then that difference is deemed to be statistically significant. Otherwise, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that the observed difference is real, even if the estimates vary by a substantial amount.

Adults (18-64) whose self-reported height and weight resulted in their body mass index.

Body mass indexPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Obese (body mass index ≥ 30)26%28%Not significantly different
Overweight (body mass index between 25.0 and 29.9)41%39%Not significantly different
Overweight/Obese (body mass index between 25.0 and 29.9 and a body mass index ≥ 30)66%67%Not significantly different

Adults (18+) who report having a specified chronic disease (expected to last 6 months or more) having been diagnosed by a doctor or health professional.

Chronic diseasesPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
High blood pressure34%33%Not significantly different
Osteoporosis14%8%Significantly different
75% Higher
Stroke4% Interpret with caution – High sampling variability3%Not significantly different

Households who experienced food security issues in the past 12 months.

Food securityPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Food insecurity - because of lack of money, either worried or did not have enough food to eat, or did not eat the quality or variety of foods they wanted to eat14%7%Significantly different
100% Higher
Food access issues - refer to not having a place to go when there is not enough money, variety or quality of foods to eat.6% Interpret with caution – High sampling variability4%Not significantly different

Adults (18+) self-reported fruit and vegetable consumption.

Fruit and vegetable ConsumptionPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Meets fruit and vegetable daily targets recommended by Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) based on age and sex.9% Interpret with caution – High sampling variability10%Not significantly different
Consumes 5+ fruits and vegetables daily27%31%Not significantly different
Recommended number of food guide servings per dayFemale teens 16-18Male teens 16-18Adult females 19-50Adult males 19-50Adult females 51+Adult males 51+
Fruit and vegetable787-88-1077

Source: Archived Content from Health Canada, Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, 2011

https://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/alt_formats/hpfb-dgpsa/pdf/food-guide-aliment/print_eatwell_bienmang-eng.pdf

Adults (18+) self-reported general health.

General healthPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Self-rated health - Excellent/Very Good47%54%Significantly different
13% Lower
Self-rated mental health - Excellent/Very Good65%66%Not significantly different

Tobacco Practices in Adults (18+).

TobaccoPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Current smokers include a combination of daily and occasional smokers.44%36%Significantly different
22% Higher
Drivers (18+) who do not allow any smoking in the vehicle they drive the most.76%85%Significantly different
11% Lower
Adults (18+) who reside in a home where no one smokes regularly in the home.86%90%Significantly different
4% Lower
Adults (18+) who reside in a home where visitors are not allowed to smoke.80%87%Significantly different
8% Lower

Drinkers.

AlcoholPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Adults (18+) who report consuming at least one alcoholic drink in the past year. 81%84%Not significantly different
Adults (19+) (excluding pregnant women) who consume alcohol according to Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (LRADG). Specifically this indicator measures compliance with guideline #1 of Canada’s LRADG; no more than 10 drinks a week for women, with no more than 2 drinks a day most days and 15 drinks a week for men, with no more than 3 drinks a day most days and plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.68%75%Significantly different
9% Lower

https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/alcohol

Adults (18+) who report a fall in the past 12 months. 

FallsPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Adults (18+) who reported having a fall18%18%Not significantly different
Adults (18+) who reported having a fall which affected activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include (but are not limited to) difficulties walking, getting dressed, going to work, or doing most of the things you normally do.8% Interpret with caution – High sampling variability5%Not significantly different

Adults (18+) who report a sunburn in the past 12 months. 

SunburnPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Sunburn refers to any reddening or discomfort of the skin that lasts longer than 12 hours after exposure to the sun or other ultra violet sources, such as tanning beds or sunlamps.21%31%Significantly different
32% Lower

Adults (18+) who have received an influenza vaccination within the last 12 months.

VaccinationPrevalence rate (%)
Sudbury East
area
Prevalence rate (%)
Sudbury and districts
Compared to the rest of Sudbury and districts, the rate in the Sudbury East area is…
Influenza immunization38%44%Not significantly different

Source:  Public Health Sudbury & Districts RRFSS, 2013-2015 Combined

Methodology

The results presented are based on data from The Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS), an ongoing telephone survey that has been conducted on behalf of Public Health Sudbury & Districts by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at York University since 2001. Results are based on a sample of 371 respondents living in the Sudbury East area between 2013–2015, and an additional 4166 respondents living elsewhere in Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ area. As with all telephone surveys, RRFSS data may be limited by certain biases, particularly those resulting from certain types of people (for example, young people; men; cell-phone only households) being less likely to participate, and inaccurate responses by participants (for example, due to problems with recall, inaccurate estimation, or their desire to respond in a socially acceptable way).

The results are presented as prevalence rates. These provide information on the estimated number of cases of a disease/condition that existed within the population during the study period and are presented here as a percentage of the population (for example, 44% of the population of the Sudbury East area were current smokers between 2013–2015).

Estimates based on survey data are imperfect, since only a small proportion of the total population contribute information to the survey. The results may have been different, simply due to chance, if other individuals had been selected to participate in the survey. The amount by which survey results might vary due to chance alone is measurable with statistics, and is commonly known as the survey’s “margin of error”. For this report, the margin of error varies by the health outcome being reported upon, and for simplicity is not shown. It is generally on the order of plus or minus 5%. Sometimes, the margin of error in a particular estimate is quite large compared to the estimate itself, limiting the usefulness of the estimate. In such cases here, the result has been suppressed.

Since rate estimates for both the Sudbury East area and Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ area overall are shown here, and since each have a margin of error, the true difference between those two geographic areas may also be larger or smaller than what is shown due to chance alone. Again, this is measurable with statistics. If there is less than a 5% likelihood that the observed difference is due to chance, then that difference is generally deemed to be statistically significant. Otherwise, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that the observed difference is real, even if the estimates vary by a substantial amount.


This item was last modified on July 23, 2020