Health & Wellness

Social and economic inequalities, lifestyle choices and access have a major impact on people’s health.

Why it matters:

Close to 648,000 people in Toronto experience high stress almost all the time:

    - For over a quarter of Torontonians 15 and over, life has “quite a lot” of stress.

    - 7.2% self-report that their mental health is fair or poor (up from 5.8% in 2008).

    - Over a third (38%) of grade 9-12 students report being under a lot of stress.

In 2013 over half (52.6%) of Toronto residents 12 and over report being at least moderately active during leisure time (up from 46.2% in 2012), and almost 6 in 10 (58.8%) report good or excellent physical health.

    - Nonetheless:  Youth (12 -19) are increasingly reporting inactivity during leisure time: 40.5% in 2013, vs. 31.9% in 2012

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

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