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How many Canadian adults, youth and children are overweight? What percentage of Canadians have hypertension or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., EDT, chat with Statistics Canada experts on the latest release of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, which focuses on physical measures of Canadians (2012 to 2013).
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2013 data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) are now available.
New data from the 2013 Canadian Community Health Survey showed that roughly one in five youths aged 12 to 17 reported height and weight that classified them as overweight or obese.
The survey results also showed important shifts in the health and behaviour of the Canadian population. For example, 55.2% of Canadians aged 12 and older in 2013 (16.1 million) reported they were at least 'moderately active' during their leisure time, a level equivalent to a 30-minute daily walk or taking an hour-long exercise class, at least three times a week. This was an increase from 53.9% in 2012.
For more information on this release, and other data products available, please visit The Daily.