2016 Health Indicator Summary Chart for Halton Region

The Health Indicator Summary Chart for Halton Region provides an overview of Halton’s performance on several key population health measures. It also compares Halton to Ontario overall and to the health units scoring lowest and highest in the province for each measure. Indicators highlighted include life expectancy, physical activity, smoking, exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, overweight/obesity, teen pregnancy, low/high birth weight, and incidence and mortality for three common types of cancer (colorectal, lung, and breast). Each of these indicators is explored in greater depth in full-length reports on the Halton Health Statistics website or on the Public Health Ontario Snapshots (external link) website.

Key Findings

Compared to Ontario residents, Halton residents:

  • Have higher life expectancy (for both males and females)
  • Are more likely to be physically active during leisure time
  • Have a lower rate of teen pregnancy (the lowest among all Ontario health units)
  • Have a lower incidence of lung cancer
  • Have less mortality due to lung cancer or colorectal cancer
  • Have a higher incidence of breast cancer, but the same mortality due to breast cancer
  • Do not significantly differ from Ontario residents in rates of smoking, exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, overweight/obesity, live births with low or high birth weight, colorectal cancer incidence, and breast cancer mortality.