Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada. Table 105-0501 – Health indicator profile, annual estimates, by age group and sex, Canada, provinces, territories, health regions (2013 boundaries) and peer groups, occasional. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=1050501&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=-1&tabMode=dataTable&csid – accessed July 21, 2017.
In general, over the five-year period, 2010 to 2014, the proportion of child-bearing age women who reported that their health was very good or excellent declined.
In 2010, 70% of women aged 20 to 34 years reported that their health was very good or excellent. That declined to 65% in 2014.
In 2010, 67% of women aged 35 to 44 years reported that their health was very good or excellent. That declined to 63% in 2013 and rose again to 66% in 2014.
The health of parents affects the health of their children. While the majority of childbearing age women report that their physical health is very good or excellent, it is of concern that this proportion is slightly declining.