Title: 
Obesity in Canada: A Joint Report from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information
Resource Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
2011
Abstract: 

This report highlights new analyses of the prevalence, determinants and impact of obesity in Canada. The first three chapters describe the prevalence of obesity among adults, children and youth, and Aboriginal Peoples, combining new and existing estimates. This is followed by new analysis of the determinants of obesity, using an innovative measure of risk, and the impact of modifying determinants, as well as an updated estimate of the health and economic costs of obesity. The final chapter summarizes key lessons learned from the international literature on obesity prevention and management.

Organization: 
Public Health Agency of Canada, The Canadian Institute for Health Information
Source Type: 
Government - Federal
Number of Pages: 
62
Geographic Focus: 
National/Federal