Table 6.1.1
Heart Disease Rates by Peer Group

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Table 6.1.1
Heart Disease Rates by Peer Group
Peer Group Number of Health Regions Principal Characteristics Heart Disease Rate
A 23
  • Urban-rural mix from coast to coast
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Low male population
  • Slow population growth from 1996 to 2001
5.5
B 14
  • Mainly urban centers with moderately high population density
  • Low percentage of government transfer income
  • Rapid population growth from 1996 to 2001
3.8
C 24
  • Sparsely populated urban-rural mix from coast to coast
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Negative population growth from 1996 to 2001
6.8
D 10
  • Rural regions mainly in the central Prairies
  • Moderate Aboriginal population
  • Moderately high percentage of government transfer income
  • Almost equal number of men and women
  • Negative population growth from 1996 to 2001
5.9
E 24
  • Mainly rural regions in Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies
  • High proportion of people recently moved to or within these regions since 1996
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Moderate population growth from 1996 to 2001
5.8
F 5
  • Northern and remote regions
  • Very high Aboriginal population
  • Moderately high percentage of government transfer income
  • Slightly higher male population
  • Moderate population growth from 1996 to 2001
2.2E
G 3
  • Largest metro centers with an average population density of 3,934 people per square kilometre
  • Low Aboriginal population
  • Moderate percentage of government transfer income
  • High female population
4.9
H 13
  • Rural northern regions
  • High Aboriginal population
  • High male population
  • Negative population growth from 1996 to 2001
4.9
I 7
  • Mainly rural Eastern regions
  • Very high percentage of government transfer income
  • Negative population growth from 1996 to 2001
  • Low percentage of people having moved to or within these regions since 1996
7.5