Rural Health Status Report: 2008

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The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region Rural Health Status Report 2008 examines the health status of rural residents in the health region in comparison to the City of Regina. The report presents selected indicators that address demographic characteristics, birth and birth outcomes, leading causes of hospitalizations, mortality and injuries and health risk behaviours. The data for the report was obtained from a variety of sources including vital statistics, hospitalization and population counts from the Ministry of Health, Saskatchewan, cancer incidence and mortality data from the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and risk behaviour data from the Canadian Community Health survey.

The entire 2008 Rural Health Status Report is available here in PDF format.

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Cover page

Acknowledgements – For information on the preparation of the report, where to obtain copies and the disclaimer, click here.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Message from the Medical Health Officer

Data Sources and Methods

Key Definitions

Executive Summary – For a summary of how the report was prepared and the important findings, click here.

About the Health Region

I. Demographic Profile – For information on the demographics of the population, including projected growth rates and changes, click here.

II: Reproductive Health – For information on birth rates, including live birth, stillbirth, teen birth, abortion, caesarean section, and infant mortality, click here.

III: Mortality – For information on Mortality, including death rates, age specific mortality rates, age standardized mortality rates, leading causes of death and cause of death by age group, click here.

IV: Hospital Separations – For information on Hospital Seperations including number of hospitalizations, age specific hospitalization rates, hospitalizations by primary diagnosis, leading causes of hospital separations by age group and chronic disease hospitalizations, click here.

V: External Causes of Injury Hospitalization – For information on External Causes of Injury Hospitalization including number of hospitalizations, falls, transporation accidents, self-harm, and farm injury hospitalizations, click here.

VI: Cancer Incidence and Mortality – For information on Cancer Incidence and Cancer Mortality, click here.

VII: 2006 Census Profile – For information on the 2006 Census Profile, including dwellings, family structure and legal marital status, education, employment, ethnicity and language, and mobility, click here.

VIII: Self Reported Health Risk Behaviours – For information on Self Reported Health Risk Behaviours, including health status, overweight and obesity, leisure time physical activity, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, health services utilization, and chronic disease prevalence, click here.

IX: Conclusions – For information on Conclusions of this report, click here.

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