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Health Statistics & Reports

Local Vaccine Status Report

As of October 2023, we no longer produce a vaccine status report. Important vaccine information will be provided through public media release. Immunization information can also be found here: Immunization – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Public Health Assessment and Surveillance Reports

The Health Unit produces reports that provide information on the health status of residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The information in these reports is provided so that the public, community partners, and health care providers are aware of relevant and current population health information.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Drug-Related Overdose & Death Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide timely trends in drug-related overdoses and deaths at the public health unit level. This is both a syndromic surveillance approach, where evidence from the scene/investigation or preliminary autopsy findings are used to define cases, and the use of toxicology results and conclusions on the cause of death. Local data originates from overdose-related hospital emergency department visits and admissions, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Overdose Reporting Tool. The report is updated monthly.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report

This surveillance report consists of an overview of COVID-19 and influenza activity in LGLDHU and a breakdown of this activity by case demographic information, hospitalizations and institutional outbreaks. The surveillance report also includes a summary of syndromic surveillance indicators that provide early warnings as to potential COVID-19 and influenza activity and severity by observing respiratory-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions for the population of LGLHDU. As well, detection of COVID-19 and Influenza A and B viral material in municipal wastewater is presented.

Top 10s Dashboard

The Top 10s dashboard highlights the leading causes of emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by disease type, year, age group, and sex for the geography of the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit. Diseases included in the Top 10s report are those directly and indirectly related to public health. The information in the dashboard can be used to align programs and services with the needs of the local population and to increase awareness of relevant population health information, including the identification of priority populations by community partners and health care providers.

Ontario Cancer Profiles

Ontario Cancer Profiles are a set of self-serve, interactive dashboards that provides instant access to recent, customizable statistics on several cancer burden, risk factor and screening indicators at different levels of geography for Ontario.  The Ontario Cancer Profiles were created to give the public health community, health care providers, researchers and other stakeholders instant access to Ontario cancer surveillance, population health and screening data that can inform planning, design and delivery of local cancer prevention and control efforts.

Substance Use and Addictions Prevention

This collection of reports is the result of a 3 year Health Canada Substance Use and Addiction grant project awarded to the Health Unit in 2020. The objective of this project was to explore the experience of people who use substances accessing services such as health care, addictions and mental health services and social services in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The project also explored the experience of service providers in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark who are supporting people who use substances. The information presented in these reports will be used to shape a locally driven strategy aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.

2021 Demographic Dashboards

The following demographic dashboards are based on the 2021 Census of Canada. They present data for both the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Lanark County at both county (Census division) and municipality-level geography (Census sub-division). Where possible, counts, proportions and trends are presented. Additional Census-related dashboards will be added to this site as Statistics Canada releases the data. Viewing is best done in full screen mode by expanding the visualization using the full screen icon on the lower right hand side of the dashboard. Please contact the epidemiologist if you require further information at [email protected].

Public Health Snapshots

Snapshots are a collection of interactive map-based dashboards showing both geographic and temporal trends for indicators of chronic diseases, injuries, health behaviours, health equity, reproductive health, and substance use by public health unit and Ontario overall. Select Snapshots include other sub-provincial geographies where available. All Snapshots provide dynamically linked tables, graphs, and maps with pre-calculated statistics. Snapshots use Core Indicators developed by the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario (APHEO), where available.

Interactive Opioid Tool

The Interactive Opioid Tool allows users to explore the most recent opioid-related morbidity and mortality data including emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths. Results can be viewed by public health unit, Local Health Integration Network, age, sex, and in some cases, drug type.

Shared Health Equity Dashboard (SHED)

The Shared Health Equity Dashboard (SHED) is collaboration project between three public health units in southeastern Ontario (LGLDHU, KFLA, and HPEPH). Its purpose is to allow users to interact with population health data to identify gaps in health between groups of people defined by certain social characteristics. The design of the dashboard is focused towards analysts and data-driven staff in public health units, other health agencies and community partners. The website has detailed technical documentation to help with dashboard use and data interpretation. Over time, additional morbidity and mortality-related indicators will be added to the SHED along with more equity stratification variables.

Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY) – 2019

This dashboard contains partial results from the 2019 Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY). The CHSCY is a cross-sectional survey that collects information on issues that have an impact on the physical and mental health of children and youth ages 1 to 17 years in Canada. The survey covers a broad range of topics including: long-term conditions, injuries, physical activity, nutrition, and children’s social environments. Please read the interpretation instructions carefully. As well, the dashboard contains a data dictionary to provide definitions for the included variables.

Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) Dashboard

The following dashboard provides recent data on Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, as reported through the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) databases. Data is updated monthly to ensure the most current and accurate DOPHS information. The dashboard provides case counts, proportions, monthly and annual trends, disease group trends, and case demographics, etc.

Simply open the link and choose the category tab that interests you.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Food Security Summary Report: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, 2017

The following report on food security and fruit and vegetable consumption used indicators from the 2017 Canadian Community Health Survey. The report examined both daily fruit and vegetable consumption and food insecurity separately and how these two indicators were associated with each other. Relationships between both of these indicators and age, sex and socio-economic status, using education as a proxy were examined. Finally, comparisons between the population of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties and the population of Ontario overall were made.

School Immunization Coverage Rates in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Region (2018–2019)

In Ontario, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires children who attend elementary and secondary school to be vaccinated or have a valid exemption provided to their local public health unit. As a result, each year the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) staff work with schools located in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark catchment area to review student immunization records to ensure that all students are a) up to date with their required immunization and/or b) a valid exemption for philosophical or medical reasons is provided, in accordance with the ISPA.

The report indicates school-specific immunization coverages for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccinations for students in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark region aged 7 to 17 during the 2018/19 school year (those that have protection against these diseases). It also includes exemption rates for philosophical or religious reasons.

The 2018/19 school year had an overall coverage rate for Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio vaccine of 87%, and a 94% coverage rate for Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. High schools students had lower immunization rates than elementary students (68% versus 92%) for Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio. This is a pattern seen across the province and illustrates the challenge of accessing immunization records for this population after their 14–16 year old booster. To learn more about our ISPA Surveillance Program and how to provide your child’s immunization information to us, please go to our Immunization/School Requirements page.

Information on the Health of the Population in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

This document has been produced as a supporting population health information report to the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Strategic Plan 2019–2022. The purpose of the document is to provide a situational assessment that informs the population health goals presented in the strategic plan. The population-level information presented here helps to provide a baseline snapshot about the health and health-related behaviours of the residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, and includes indicators related to health equity, healthy infants and children, healthy youth, healthy communities, and infectious diseases.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Community Health Profile: Healthy Living, Chronic Diseases and Injury

The focus of this report is to provide population level information about the health-related behaviours of the residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, and the prevalence of associated chronic diseases and injury. This report also presents health-related behaviours through the lens of health equity and explores the extent to which gender, age and urban/rural living are associated with health-related behaviours.

Attitudes and Beliefs About Social Determinants of Health in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark (2013)

The purpose of this report is to provide information on the attitudes and beliefs of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark residents aged 18 and over about the ten social determinants of health. Data was collected from 980 Leeds, Grenville and Lanark adults using the Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System.