Public Health Agency of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2011

Youth and Young Adults — Life in Transition

Table of Contents

Figures

  • Figure 2.1 Age-specific fertility rate by select age groups, Canada, 1930 to 2008
  • Figure 3.1 Population distribution by age group, Canada, 2006
  • Figure 3.2 High school dropout rate, academic years 1990/1991 to 2009/2010
  • Figure 3.3 Completion of post-secondary education by select age groups, select OECD countries, 2008
  • Figure 3.4 Occupation by sex, youth and young adults, Canada, 2006
  • Figure 3.5 Unemployment rate by highest level of completed education, youth and young adults, Canada, 1990 to 2009
  • Figure 3.6 Youth and young adults living in low-income households, after tax, Canada, 1976 to 2008
  • Figure 3.7 Very good or excellent self-perceived mental health, by origin, youth and young adults, Canada, 2009
  • Figure 3.8 Mood disorder by age group and sex, youth and young adults, Canada, 2009
  • Figure 3.9 Anxiety disorder by age group and sex, youth and young adults, Canada, 2009
  • Figure 3.10 Indirect forms of bullying in victim students by grade and sex, Canada, 2006
  • Figure 3.11 Direct forms of bullying in victim students by grade and sex, Canada, 2006
  • Figure 3.12 Suicide rate per 100,000 population, by age group and sex, Canada, 2007
  • Figure 3.13 Major causes of death by sex, youth and young adults aged 12 to 29 years, Canada, 2007
  • Figure 3.14 Tuberculosis incidence rate by origin, youth and young adults aged 15 to 29 years, Canada, 2001 to 2009
  • Figure 3.15 Measured BMI category by age group and sex, Canada, 2007-2009
  • Figure 3.16 Percentage of measured overweight and obesity by income and sex, young adults, Canada excluding territories, 2004
  • Figure 3.17 Incidence of select cancers by sex, youth and young adults aged 15 to 29 years, Canada, 2007
  • Figure 3.18 Hospitalizations due to injuries, youth and young adults aged 12 to 29 years, Canada excluding Quebec, 2005/2006
  • Figure 3.19 Rates of chlamydia by select age group and sex, Canada, 2009
  • Figure 3.20 Rates of gonorrhea by select age group and sex, Canada, 2009
  • Figure 3.21 Rates of infectious syphilis by select age group and sex, Canada, 2009
  • Figure 3.22 Percentage of population by age and sex who have had sexual intercourse, youth and young adults aged 15 to 29 years, Canada, 1996-97 and 2009
  • Figure 3.23 Rates of pregnancy and live birth, female youth, Canada, 1975 to 2005
  • Figure 3.24 Percentage of youth and young adult smokers by sex, Canada excluding territories, 1999 and 2009
  • Figure 3.25 Alcohol consumption by smoking status, students Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 10 to 12, Canada excluding territories, 2009
  • Figure 3.26 Illicit drug use by sex, youth and young adults, Canada excluding territories, 2009

Tables

  • Table 3.1 Demographics of Canada's youth and young adult population
  • Table 3.2 Social and economic status of Canada's youth and young adults
  • Table 3.3 Mental health of Canada's youth and young adults
  • Table 3.4 Mental illness of Canada's youth and young adults
  • Table 3.5 Perceived health and mortality of Canada's youth and young adults
  • Table 3.6 Physical health of Canada's youth and young adults
  • Table 3.7 Health behaviours of Canada's youth and young adults
  • Table B.1 Who we are
  • Table B.2 Our health status
  • Table B.3 Factors influencing our health
  • Table C.1 Body mass index for youth aged 12 to 17 years
  • Table C.2 Low income cut offs after tax, Canada, 2009

Textboxes