Health Reports

A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

July 2020

Health-related concerns and precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A comparison of Canadians with and without underlying health conditions

by Pamela L. Ramage-Morin and Jane Y. Polsky

The risk of experiencing adverse outcomes from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), such as hospitalization, admission to intensive care units and death, is elevated for older individuals and those with certain underlying medical conditions. As of early May 2020, 67% percent of Canadians who were hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 63% of those admitted to intensive care units were aged 60 or older. The vast majority (95%) of those who have died from the disease were also in this older age group. Most individuals (74%) who were hospitalized with COVID-19 had one or more pre-existing chronic conditions, including cardiac disease (13%), respiratory disease (12%) and diabetes (9%). The susceptibility of older individuals and those with underlying health conditions has been reported across the globe.

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Physical activity, screen time and sleep duration: Combined associations with psychosocial health among Canadian children and youth

by Felix Bang, Karen C. Roberts, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Gary S. Goldfield, and Stephanie A. Prince

Adequate sleep duration, physical activity and low sedentary time are all independently associated with better health status among children and youth. Recently, in an international first, Canada adopted the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (24-Hour Guidelines), which provide integrated recommendations for physical activity, sedentary time and sleep.

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