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Core Indicators

Please check the New/Revised Core Indicators thread in the APHEOlist Publications and Release Forum for updated versions of many of these indicators. New Core Indicators pages coming soon.

For a list of identified issues with existing indicators please refer to the Identified Indicator/Resource Issues page.

  1. Population
  2. Environment and Health
  3. Mortality, Morbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life
  4. Chronic Disease and Injuries
  5. Behaviour and Health
  6. Family Health
  7. Mental Health
  8. Infectious Diseases
  9. Use of Health Services


Known Issue1

Last Date Revised2


1. Population    

Population by Age and Sex


March 30, 2010


Population Growth 

May 2010

Projected Population Growth 

May 2014


Dependency Ratios   

April 8, 2011

Urban and Rural Population   2010

Under Revision

Aboriginal Population   May 22, 2014

Immigrant Population  May 18, 2006

Under Revision

Ethnic/Cultural Origin  March 11, 2015

Mother Tongue  April 17, 2015 

Home Language  March 3, 2014


Percent Who Cannot Speak English nor French  

May 18, 2006

Under Revision

2. Environment and Health      
2A. Social Environment and Health      
Labour Force Indicators  January 21, 2013


Low Income Rate  July 17, 2013


Income Inequality / Median Share of Income   July 25, 2013


Housing Affordability    Jan 7, 2013


Lone-parent Families Download Word document for review July 17, 2013

Under Revision  

Living Arrangements for Seniors  Download Word document for review May 23, 2006

Under Revision

Education Level      August 1, 2013


Food Insecurity (FRANÇAIS January 4, 2011

Under Revision

Cost of a Nutritious Food Basket (FRANÇAIS June 15, 2009


Commuting Population   July 23, 2014

Crime Rate - RETIRED January 21, 2013 


Sense of Community Belonging November 27, 2014 
2B. Physical Environment and Health   
Posted Bathing Beaches May 24, 2006 Needs Update
Air Quality April 4, 2006 Needs Update
Municipal Drinking Water Quality April 4, 2006 Needs Update
Water Advisories May 24, 2006 Needs Update
Private Well Water Testing May 24, 2006 Needs Update
2C. Built Environment and Health     
Population Density 

Created July 2010 

Land Use Mix  December 24, 2012New
Proximity to Community Focal Point December 24, 2012New
Network Characteristics

 October 23rd, 2013NEW
Traffic Calming Measures  October 23rd, 2013NEW
 Percentage of Posted Speed limits   April, 2014 Needs Review
3. Mortality, Morbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life      
All-Cause Mortality (FRENCH indicator/ FRENCH reference document)  Nov 30, 2010


Potentially Avoidable Mortality January 16, 2015New
Potential Years of Life Lost (75) June 1, 2006 Needs Update
Life Expectancy June 7, 2006 Needs Update
Health Expectancy June 7, 2006 Needs Update
All-Cause Hospitalization (FRANÇAIS) Yes

June 19, 2009

Needs Update

Rate of Days of Hospitalization January 22, 2003Needs Update
Average Length of Stay January 07, 2003Needs Update
Self-Rated Health June 2, 2006 Needs Update
Long-term Disability and Activity Restriction June 5, 2006 Needs Update
Need for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living June 03, 2004Needs Update
4. Chronic Disease and Injuries   
4A. Chronic Diseases   
Chronic disease mortality (FRANÇAIS)  October 23, 2013 

Chronic disease hospitalization (FRANÇAIS)  October 23, 2013

Chronic health problems prevalence (FRANÇAIS June 29, 2009

4B. Cancer Incidence and Early Detection of Cancer    
Cancer Incidence (FRENCH indicator/ FRENCH reference document)) 

October 14, 2014

Cancer Mortality (FRENCH indicator/ FRENCH reference document)) 

October 14, 2014

OBSP Mammography (FRANÇAIS)   Yes

May 2009

Needs Deleting

Screening Mammography (FRANÇAIS Yes

June 29, 2009

Needs Update

Cervical Cancer Screening (FRANÇAIS) YesJune 29, 2009

Needs Update

Colorectal Cancer Screening (FRANÇAIS) YesJune 29, 2009

Needs Update

4C. Injury Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention    
Injury-Related Mortality November 15, 2012
Injury-Related HospitalizationNovember 15, 2012


Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits November 15, 2012
Fall-Related Mortality  November 15, 2012

Fall-Related Hospitalization November 15, 2012

Fall-Related Emergency Department Visits November 15, 2012
Neurotrauma-Related Hospitalization November 15, 2012 
Self-Reported Injury November 15, 2012
Illicit Drug Use November 15, 2012
Seat Belt Use November 15, 2012

Child Car Restraint Use November 15, 2012  
Cell Phone Use and Text Messaging While Driving October 26, 2012
Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions Injuries January 7, 2003

Needs Update

Alcohol-Related Injury and Mortality from Motor Vehicle
Traffic Collisions
 October 5, 2004

Needs Update

Suicide Mortality November 15, 2012
Intentional Self-Harm-Related HospitalizationNovember 15, 2012
Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts  November 15, 2012
5. Behaviour and Health   
5A. Smoking   
Smoking Status (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009

Smoke-free Homes (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009


Non-Smoker Second-Hand Smoke Exposure (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009


Minors’ Access to Tobacco (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009

Smoking Cessation (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009

Smoking Attributable Mortality (FRENCH indicator/ FRENCH reference document) 

June 26, 2009

5B. Alcohol    
Alcohol Attributable Hospitalizations Guideline for selected Chronic diseases and Injuries  Nov 25 2014 
Underage Alcohol Drinking (FRANÇAIS)  

May 2009

Drinking in Excess of the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines  

August 28, 2013 

Heavy Drinking Episodes (FRANÇAIS) 

May 14, 2009


Drinking and Driving Prevalence (FRANÇAIS) June 29, 2009


5C. Physical Activity    
Leisure-Time Physical Activity (FRANÇAIS June 29, 2009


Screen Time June, 14, 2011


5D. Nutrition and Healthy Weights    
Adult Body Mass Index (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009


Adolescent Body Mass Index (FRANÇAIS) 

June 29, 2009


Vegetable and Fruit Consumption  November 15, 2010


5E. Ultravioloet Radiation Exposure   
Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure (FRANÇAIS) 

June 10, 2009


6. Family Health    
6A. Sexual Health     
Youth Sexual Activity April 27, 2004Needs Update
Age of Sexual DebutYesApril 27, 2004Needs Update
Number of Sexual Partners April 27, 2004Needs Update
Frequency of Condom Use among those at Risk for STDsYesApril 27, 2004Needs Update
Condom Use the Last Time among those at Risk for STDs April 27, 2004Needs Update
6B. Reproductive Health   
Crude Birth Rate  

January 16, 2013

Fertility Rates   

January 16, 2013

Total Fertility Rate  

January 16, 2013

Pregnancy Rate  

January 16, 2013

Preterm Birth Rate 

January 16, 2013

Multiple Birth Rate 

January 16, 2013

Birth Weights  January 14, 2014


Congenital Anomalies 

January 16, 2013

Congenital Infections October 29, 2012

Under Revision

Perinatal Mortality and Stillbirth Rates  

February 22, 2013

Neonatal and Infant Mortality Rates 

January 16, 2013

Age of Parent at Infant’s Birth  

June 16, 2014

Folic Acid Supplementation  

January 16, 2013

Smoking During Pregnancy  

January 16, 2013

6C. Child and Adolescent Health    
Child and Adolescent Mortality June 29, 2004Needs Update
Child and Adolescent HospitalizationYesJune 29, 2004Needs Update
Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration July 30, 2004Needs Update
deft/DMFT Index November 10, 2004Needs Update
Caries-free Children November 10, 2004Needs Update
Children with Dental Treatment Needs November 10, 2004Needs Update
Fluorosis Index November 10, 2004Needs Update
Early Childhood Tooth Decay November 10, 2004Needs Update
7. Mental Health    
Depression Prevalence May 31, 2005Needs Update
Self-Perceived Work Stress May 31, 2005Needs Update
Self-Perceived Life Stress May 30, 2005Needs Update
8. Infectious Diseases    
Infectious Disease Mortality  

Nov. 25, 2008


Infectious Disease Incidence  

Dec. 9, 2008


Childhood Vaccination Coverage  

March 16, 2009

Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates Among Long-Term
Care Facility Residents

January 13, 2009

Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Staff at Long-Term Care
Facilities and Hospitals

January, 2009


Adverse Events Following Immunization 

March 2009

Influenza Vaccination  January 2009


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Morbidity May 10, 2011


Rabies  April 28, 2009


Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination  January 27, 2009


Vaccine Wastage  January 27, 2009


9. Use of Health Services    
Contacts with Medical Doctors March 19, 2004 Needs Update
Visits to Dentist in Past Year March 19, 2004 Needs Update
Regular Medical Doctor March 19, 2004

Needs Update

1. "Known Issues" are issues with the indicators or resources that have been raised by or brought forward to the Core Indicators Work Group but have not yet been addressed by the group. They are documented in more detail on the Identified Indicator/Resource Issues page. There is a link to this page included under this column for every indicator with an identified issue.
2. "Last Date Revised" refers to the last date that the indicator underwent a complete review. Minor changes may have occurred since this date and will be captured in the "Changes Made" section of each indicator along with a description of the changes made during any complete review.
3. "Under Revision" refers to any indicator which is currently undergoing a complete review either by the Core Indicators Work Group or by one of the current subgroups. Go to the CI Work Group & Sub-group Info page for more information on these groups. "Under Development" refers to a new indicator that is being developed and has not yet been finalized. "Needs Update" refers to indicators which at minimum require updating to reflect the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) rather than the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines (MHPSG) and/or change of data source and analysis checklist, for example to reflect the switch from the Provincial Health Planning Database (PHPDB) to IntelliHEALTH.

Last Date Updated: August 2014

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