In the April 2015 issue of Canadian Geographic, cartographers mapped the percentage of Canadians who are overweight or obese.
Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, the magazine provides a snapshot of the numbers of Canadians who are overweight or obese; numbers of those who eat their fruits and vegetables; and the number of people who perform some sort of physical activity.
The percentages for each province/territory also take into consideration those who smoke or heavily drink.
In this issue, you can learn more about a study which took place in London, Ontario as well as information about 'Food swamps", neighbourhoods where high-fat, high-calorie foods are plentiful and healthy food are rare.
On their website, Canadian Geographic provides 3 maps that look at obesity and food security in Canada. You can read more about these maps in our blog posting from April 2015.
(Source: Canadian Geographic)
NordMap is an interactive web-mapping tool for monitoring demographic, labour market, accessibility & welfare trends in the Nordic Region.
Produced by the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Using studies from the Conference Board, for example, and Statistics Canada's 2013 health profile, the folks at the 10 and 3 created this interactive map "Composite Health Rank" for Canada.
When you click on a health region, you access the following information: Composite health ranking -- Asthma rate -- Diabetes rank -- Cancer incidence -- Overweight -- Good perceived mental health -- Smoking rate -- Regular access to doctor.
Accompanying article contains a statistical analysis of the healthiest and unhealthiest places to live in Canada.
(Source: The 10 and 3)