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Understanding Our Health in 2010
Your District Health Authority
WHO AND WHERE ARE WE?
Antigonish County42% of GASHA’s
population
Strait Richmond County 37 % of GASHA’s
population
Guysborough County 20 % of GASHA’s
population
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POPULATION BY AGE GROUPS
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MOBILITY-GASHA & NS 2006
4
NET CHANGES TO POPULATIONS-2006
*
*
*
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LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS
District Health Authority
7 (HR)
Total
Male
High school graduates aged 25 to 29
88.0
87.1
Post-secondary graduates aged 25 to
54
66.3
Unemployment
Total
Male Female
88.8
86.4
83.2
89.1
65.9
66.6
62.7
60.4
64.7
13.3
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*.....
9.2
*.....
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17.2
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17.4
*.....
...
7.0
7.4
6.5
4.7
4.6
4.9
Low income
10.8
9.8
11.9
13.8
12.4
15.2
Children aged 17 and under living in
low income families
12.0
11.3
12.7
16.4
16.5
16.3
Youth unemployment, aged 15 to 24
Long-term unemployment
6
Female
Nova Scotia
AVERAGE INCOME FOR 2006
% of Families with
Low Income
Average Individual
Income
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HOUSEHOLD INCOMES -2006
8
ESTABLISHMENT SIZE & EMPLOYEE
COMPLEMENT
9
HEALTH LITERACY RATES -PROPORTION OF
LEVEL 2 AND BELOW (%)
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Source:Health Literacy in Canada: A Healthy Understanding 2008 (Ottawa: 2008)
UNDERSTANDING OUR HEALTH SURVEY
2010
Demographics
Stress
Changes Made to Improve Health
Physical Activity
Height and Weight – BMI
Fruit and Veg Consumption
Food Security
Smoking Status
Stages of Change for Smokers
Smoking Cessation Aids
Exposure to Second Hand Smoke
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Alcohol Use
Alcohol Dependence
Former Drinkers
Illicit Drug use
Problem Gambling
Oral Health
Health Care Utilization
Health Care Access
Home Care Services
Chronic Conditions
Health Screenings in
General and for Men &
Women
SAMPLING DESIGN
Population
Size
Antigonish Town and
County
Guysborough
Strait Richmond
Sample
Size
Margin of
Error
18,835
375
+4.99
9075
370
+5.00
16,909
376
+4.98
95% Confident the Results reflect Reality
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GENDER ANALYSIS
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AGE BREAKDOWN
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INSURANCE COVERAGE

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Compared to GASHA as a whole Antigonish
Town and County respondents were more likely
to have each kind of insurance
ACCESS TO A DOCTOR
94 % in GASHA have a medical doctor
 Province 94%, but lower than the 2005 finding
(97%) and higher than the national finding
(86%).
 97% in Antigonish CHB

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DIFFICULTY WITH MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

38% of respondents required a visit to a
medical specialist within the past 12 months.

15% experienced difficulty getting the
specialist care they needed.
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MENTAL HEALTH HELP
12% talked to a health professional about their
emotional or mental health
 Most often consulted a family doctor/general
practitioner (45%).

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BMI MEASUREMENTS
100%
80%
30.0%
28.7%
25.3%
42.0%
39.4%
43.7%
60%
39.1%
40%
20%
36.2%
31.0%
40.2%
27.0%
31.3%
30.2%
23.6%
27.9%
GASHA 2005
(N=999)
SR (N=343)
^GC (N=334)
ATC (N=333)
GASHA 2010
(N=1,010)
0%
Obese
Overw eight
Norm al w eight
Underw eight
^ Significant difference between particular CHB and GASHA.
† Percentages combine overweight and obese.
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NS:
57.5%†
Canada:
50.9%†
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS
100%
80%
49.0%
44.4%
46.3%
43.7%
44.5%
25.0%
27.2%
26.0%
27.9%
27.3%
60%
40%
Canada: 50.5 %
20%
26.0%
28.3%
27.7%
28.3%
28.2%
*GASHA 2005
(N=1,117)
SR (N=376)
GC (N=370)
ATC (N=375)
GASHA 2010
(N=1,121)
0%
Regularly active
Moderately active
Physically inactive
*Significant difference between 2005 and 2010 data.
† Percentages combine moderately active and regularly active.
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NS: 48.6%†
HELP IN BECOMING MORE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
78% Affordable recreation facilities
 74% Affordable recreation programs.
 75% Information on physical activity,
health and well-being
 74% Access to paths, trails and green
spaces

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CHANGES MADE TO PHYSICAL
HEALTH?
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
72 .9 % in Antigonish indicated there are
some changes they should make to improve
their physical health

Significantly higher than what was found in
2005 (67%), and also higher than national
findings (63%).
CHRONIC CONDITIONS
77% reported having at least one.
 The most common were muscle/joint related
conditions , high blood pressure (24%) and
non-food allergies.
 Compared to 2005 decrease in food allergies,
ulcers and cancer
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STRESS LEVELS
Canada: 57.3%†
NS: 58.7%†
2.1%
GASHA 2010 (N=1,121)
13.7%
40.9%
32.3%
10.7%
2.2%
ATC (N=375)
12.7%
42.1%
33.9%
9.2%
2.2%
GC (N=370)
14.7%
38.6%
31.7%
12.4%
2.0%
SR (N=376)
14.3%
40.8%
30.9%
11.5%
3.0%
GASHA 2005 (N=1,119)
16.0%
0%
10%
Extrem ely stressful
Not very stressful
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41.0%
20%
30%
40%
29.0%
50%
Quite a bit stressful
Not at all stressful
60%
70%
80%
11.0%
90%
100%
A bit stressful
Don't know
† Percentages combine a bit stressful, quite a bit stressful, and extremely stressful.
FRUIT AND VEG CONSUMPTION
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% WITH FOOD SECURITY
Often
Sometimes
Never
DK
You and others worried that food would
run out before you got money to buy more
2.1
8.0
89.7
0.1
You and others just couldn’t afford to eat
balanced meals
2.1
7.3
90.6
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RESTRICTIONS TO 2ND HAND SMOKE
100%
80%
72.0%
83.8%
75.6%
79.1%
80.2%
GC (N=370)
ATC (N=375)
GASHA 2010
(N=1,121)
60%
40%
20%
0%
*GASHA 2005
(N=1,119)
*
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SR (N=376)
Significant difference between 2005 and 2010 data
.
ALCOHOL USE DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS
100%
80%
32.0%
30.3%
24.6%
28.5%
60%
40%
NS:
72.2%†
68.0%
69.7%
75.4%
71.5%
SR (N=280)
GC (N=268)
ATC (N=298)
GASHA (N=852)
20%
0%
Regular drinker
† Percentages are for regular drinker.
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Occasional drinker
Canada:
76.7% †
ILLICIT DRUG USE
100%
80%
56.8%
59.7%
33.9%
32.7%
5.8%
9.0%
7.6%
GC (N=370)
ATC (N=375)
GASHA (N=1,121)
61.0%
62.2%
20%
32.0%
31.5%
0%
7.0%
SR (N=376)
60%
40%
Just once
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More than once
Never
GAMBLING
100%
80%
69.4%
62.0%
59.4%
GC (N=363)
ATC (N=367)
63.7%
60%
40%
20%
0%
SR (N=366)
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GASHA (N=1,096)
THANK-YOU
Questions?
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565-5489
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