Torontonians are a relatively healthy group of people, according to a new study.
The Conference Board of Canada City Health Monitor released its first-ever City Health Monitor report, which analyzed various cities across the country on multiple health-related factors, including population health, healthy lifestyle, life satisfaction and access to health care services. Each city was then assigned an letter grade, which determined their overall ranking.
Here are the City Health Grades for the top 10 Canadian cities:
- Saskatoon: A
- Calgary: A
- Winnipeg: A
- Quebec City: B
- Ottawa-Gatineau: B
- Vancouver: B
- Halifax: B
- Edmonton: B
- Toronto: B
- Montreal: D
Although Toronto ranked 9th, it still got an overall "B" grade, which landed it in the "middle" of the pack. It showed high performance in some categories, and unsatisfactory performance in others. It scored "C" grades in three of four categories: life satisfaction, healthy lifestyle and access to health services. However, its overall rating was boosted because of its population health - Toronto has the lowest percentage of adults diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as the lowest cancer rate and a relatively low rate of heavy drinking.
At least we didn't get a "D" like Montreal did...
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