Proportion of all children vulnerable in at least one domain of the EDI who are vulnerable in physical health and well-being, at age 5, select provinces/territories, Canada, 2007 to 2012 for selected years

Notes:
*Provincial/territorial analysis is available for only those jurisdictions that have complete province-/territory-wide coverage and have participated in this analysis.
Data Years: P/T Data collection Period
PE 2007-2008
NB 2008-2009
QC 2011-2012
ON 2009-2010 to 2011-2012
MB   2010-2011
SK 2008-2009 to 2010-2011
BC 2009-2010 to 2010-2011
YT 2011-2012
NT   not available

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Canadian Institute for Health Information. Children Vulnerable in Areas of Early Development: A Determinant of Child Health. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2014.
https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/Children_Vulnerable_in_Areas_of_Early_Development_EN.pdf -accessed July 24, 2017.

The Physical Health and Well-being domain of the Early Childhood Instrument (EDI)** includes gross and fine motor skills (e.g., holding a pencil, running on the playground, motor coordination), adequate energy levels for classroom activities, independence in looking after own needs, and daily living skills.

61.8% of all children in the Yukon who are vulnerable in at least one area of the EDI are vulnerable in physical health and well-being.

28.0% of the children in Prince Edward Island and Québec who are vulnerable in at least one area of the EDI are vulnerable in physical health and well-being.

There are differences between how the EDI is administered between provinces and territories, as well as differences in how often it is administered. Therefore, the time period is not uniform – this needs to be considered when looking at differences across province/territories.

**For more information on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) please click here