Data Visualization

Looking for the story in the numbers? Browse our curated collection of public health infographics, infobytes, and other data visualizations.


Featured Data Visualization

Dementia in Canada Infographic

Dementia in Canada Infographic

Dementia is the loss of mental function affecting daily activities, caused by brain diseases and brain injuries. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.

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Infographics & Infobytes

Dementia in Canada, including Alzheimer's Disease, Interactive Data Visualization

Dementia in Canada, including Alzheimer's Disease, Interactive

Dementia is a loss of mental function that affects daily activities. It happens when cells in the brain die or important nerve connections are broken. This process is known as neurodegeneration.

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Asthma in Canada Interactive Data Visualization

Asthma in Canada Interactive

Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases in Canada. It affects Canadians of all ages, but younger Canadians are disproportionately affected. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.

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Obesity in Canadian Adults Interactive Data Visualization

Obesity in Canadian Adults Interactive

Obesity is at epidemic levels around the world in both children and adults. Although adult obesity in Canada has been relatively steady since 2004, the percentage of adults who are obese today is twice as high as it was in 1978-1979.

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Concussion & Brain Injuries in Canadian Children and Youth Interactive Infographic

Concussion & Brain Injuries in Canadian Children and Youth Interactive

Many sports-related head injuries including concussions are preventable - it’s about playing smart and limiting the risk of head injuries while being active.

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Heart Disease in Canada Infographic

Heart Disease in Canada Infographic

Also known as ischemic heart disease or coronary heart disease, heart disease refers to the buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries that could lead to a heart attack, heart failure, or death.

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Towards a Healthier Canada (2015) Infographic

Towards a Healthier Canada (2015) Infographic

Important efforts are underway to help make social and physical environments where children live, learn and play more supportive of physical activity and healthy eating.

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Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada: Myths and Facts Infographic

Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada: Myths and Facts Infographic

The Public Health Agency of Canada is working to identify, organize, and present data on positive mental health outcomes, and protective and risk factors.

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Stroke in Canada Infographic

Stroke in Canada Infographic

A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function caused by a sudden brain blood vessel blockage or rupture. Stroke can happen at any age, so know the signs and know what it looks like.

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Positive Mental Health Conceptual Framework Infographic

Positive Mental Health Surveillance Conceptual Framework Infographic

Conceptual framework contains 5 outcome indicators and 25 risk and protective determinant indicators.

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Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada: Social Support

Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada: Social Support Infographic

Why is social support so important to positive mental health? Because it contributes to feeling good and functioning well.

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Suicide in Canada infographic

Suicide in Canada Infographic

This infographic provides an overview of current data on suicide, by age and sex across the lifespan, and data on hospitalizations for self-inflicted injury.

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Be Active, Play Smart infographic

Be Active, Play Smart Interactive

We all want to be healthy. Part of a healthy lifestyle is being active. But the stats say that we can do better. Hold on - don't count yourself out! There's still time to join the game.

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Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada Infographic

Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada Infographic

Positive mental health is a state of well-being that allows us to "feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face."

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Towards a Healthier Canada (2013) Infographic

Towards a Healthier Canada (2013) Infographic

Important efforts are underway to help make social and physical environments where children live, learn and play more supportive of physical activity and healthy eating.

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54.9% of children exceed Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for screen time.
37% of Canadian parents report playing active games with their children 'often' or 'very often'.
32.5% of Canadian children use active travel as their main form of transportation to school.
In Canada, 89.3% of new mothers begin breastfeeding at birth.
Safe Kids Week: Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of injury-related death for Canadian kids. 60 kids drown per year.
World Bloog Donor Day: Over 50% of Canadians or their families have needed blood. Thank bloog donors today!
Lung Cancer, Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease resulted in 12 billion dollars in cost to the Canadian economy in 2010. 3.4 billion dollars in direct health-care costs (drugs, hospitals, physicians) and 8.6 billion dollars in indirect costs (such as premature death and long term disability).
59% of children report eating breakfast on weekdays.
10% of households in Canada, with at least one child under the age of 18, are considered food insecure.
Safe Kids Week: 30% of brain injuries in Canada are suffered by children and youth. Protect your kids with helmets!
45.5% of children (ages 12-17) in Canada eat fruit or vegetables at least 5 times per day.
7% of children in Canada take at least 12000 steps per day.

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