Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Population Statistics and Health Information

The last census in 2013 calculated that the population of Canada is 35.16 million. 

(Source: World BankUnited States Census Bureau)

Population Growth rate: 1.2% annual change in 2013 

Birth rate:10.9 per 1,000 people

Death rate: 7.2 per 1,000 people

Total fertility rate: 1.61 births per woman in 2012

life expectancy at birth: 81 years
 Source: (2013) World BankUnited States Census Bureau

This graph shows the population of urban areas based on age and gender. Males and females ages 45-50 highly populate urban areas. Females in general populate urban areas more than men. The population of children ages 0-14 and senior citizens ages 75-100+ is lower than the young adult populationThe urban population in 2014 was 29,018,752 people.

Toronto is the Canadian city along Lake Ontario's shore.

The number of reported HIV cases from 1996-2013 varied greatly.Their was a moderate increase between 2002-2008. Approximately 71,300 were living with HIV in 2011. The prevalence increased in the 1980s then decreased in the 1990s, but in the late 1990s increased slightly again. Ten people per 10,000 were newly infected with HIV in 2011. The infection rates vary from region to region. New HIV infections tend to occur with homosexual male couples in British Columbia. These men had either had sex with another man of were injected with an infected needle. In 2013 after an increase measures were taken to slow the progression of HIV. "One quarter of the people living with HIV in Canada are unaware that they have HIV." (Public Health Agency of Canada)  

Canada has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the world. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease affecting adults in Canada."The exact cause of MS is unknown." (Canadian Network of MS Clinics)

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