Low Risk Alcohol Drinking

Overall Trend
  • In 2015/16, 49.9% (43.4%, 56.3%) of Chatham-Kent adults age 19 and older reported exceeding either of the low risk alcohol drinking guidelines (for injury or chronic disease) which was not significantly different than 44.4% (43.4%, 45.4%) of Ontarians.
By Age Group
  • Provincially, prevalence significantly decreased with increasing age. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent but the differences between age groups were not significant.
Self-reported prevalence of adults exceeding either low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015-16
Age-standardized rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Sex
  • The prevalence of adults exceeding either low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines was significantly higher among Ontario males than Ontario females. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
Self-reported prevalence of adults exceeding either low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015-16
Rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Heavy Alcohol Use

Overall Trend
  • In 2015/16, 20.3% (15.3%, 25.4%) of Chatham-Kent residents age 12 and older reported heavy drinking which was similar to 18.5% (17.7%, 18.2%) for Ontario.
By Age Group
  • Provincially, prevalence significantly decreased with increasing age. A similar trend was seen for Chatham-Kent but the differences between age groups were not significant.
Self-reported prevalence of heavy drinking, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015-16
By Sex
  • The prevalence of heavy drinking was significantly higher among males than females.
Self-reported prevalence of heavy drinking, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015-16
Mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015