Factsheet

Profile of Child and Youth Health in Rural Eastern Ontario

2008

Profile of Child and Youth Health in Rural Eastern Ontario

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This factsheet was developed by the Child and Youth Health Network of Eastern Ontario.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:

National and local data tell us that children and youth in rural communities are more likely to live in low socioeconomic conditions. They tend to exhibit less healthy behaviours and are more likely to be inactive, overweight, and smoke. They’re also more likely to drop out of school and have lower educational attainment. Rates of injury-related deaths are higher in rural areas. This is due in part to rural-based industries, like farming and logging. It may also result from longer travel distances and motor vehicle collisions.

Child and Youth Health Network of Eastern Ontario. (2008). Profile of Child and Youth Health in Rural Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON: Author.

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