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Pap smear, by age group, women aged 18 to 69, Canada, provinces, territories, health regions and peer groups, 2003

Pap smear                    Total Pap smear, less than 1 year ago Pap smear, 1 year to less than 3 years ago Pap smear, 3 or more years ago Never had a Pap smear Pap smear, not stated
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
2003  
Total, 18-69 years 10,745,009 5,498,527 51.2 2,456,175 22.9 1,334,799 12.4 1,219,503 11.3 236,006 2.2
18-19 years 392,737 156,460 39.8 27,874 7.1 F F 199,693 50.8 6,964 E 1.8 E
20-34 years 3,151,281 1,820,685 57.8 622,994 19.8 123,884 3.9 517,906 16.4 65,812 2.1
20-24 years 1,055,052 580,964 55.1 152,015 14.4 11,725 E 1.1 E 286,515 27.2 23,834 E 2.3 E
25-34 years 2,096,229 1,239,720 59.1 470,980 22.5 112,159 5.4 231,392 11.0 41,978 2.0
35-44 years 2,624,787 1,445,053 55.1 665,624 25.4 291,853 11.1 191,881 7.3 30,377 1.2
45-64 years 3,970,443 1,881,327 47.4 997,129 25.1 731,738 18.4 254,641 6.4 105,608 2.7
45-54 years 2,330,486 1,148,499 49.3 597,822 25.7 373,514 16.0 152,285 6.5 58,366 2.5
55-64 years 1,639,957 732,828 44.7 399,307 24.3 358,224 21.8 102,356 6.2 47,242 2.9
65-69 years 605,761 195,003 32.2 142,554 23.5 185,578 30.6 55,382 9.1 27,244 4.5
0 Canada 10,745,009 5,498,527 51.2 2,456,175 22.9 1,334,799 12.4 1,219,503 11.3 236,006 2.2
10 Newfoundland and Labrador 186,562 99,455 53.3 47,184 25.3 25,986 13.9 12,501 6.7 F F
1001-A HCS St. John's Region, NL 68,171 41,725 61.2 16,644 24.4 5,296 E 7.8 E 4,506 E 6.6 E F F
1002-I HCS Eastern Region, NL 40,731 18,465 45.3 10,500 25.8 7,547 18.5 4,029 E 9.9 E F F
1003-I HCS Central Region, NL 34,944 17,387 49.8 9,531 27.3 6,111 17.5 F F F F
1004-I HCS Western Region, NL 29,019 14,719 50.7 7,067 24.4 4,826 E 16.6 E 1,687 E 5.8 E F F
1005-I Grenfell Regional Health Services Board, NL 5,522 2,377 43.0 1,454 E 26.3 E 1,355 E 24.5 F F F F
1006-H Health Labrador Corporation, NL 8,176 4,783 58.5 1,988 24.3 852 E 10.4 E 457 E 5.6 E F F
11 Prince Edward Island 47,633 27,430 57.6 11,281 23.7 5,769 12.1 2,628 E 5.5 E F F
1101-I West Prince, PE 5,085 3,137 61.7 940 E 18.5 E 709 E 13.9 E F F F F
1102-C East Prince, PE 11,372 6,239 54.9 2,778 24.4 1,769 E 15.6 E F F F F
1103-A Queens, PE 24,193 14,191 58.7 6,057 25.0 2,255 E 9.3 E 1,282 E 5.3 E F F
1104-D Kings, PE 6,983 3,862 55.3 1,505 21.5 1,036 E 14.8 E 580 E 8.3 E F F
12 Nova Scotia 325,685 204,411 62.8 55,117 16.9 40,054 12.3 21,486 6.6 4,618 E 1.4 E
1201-C Zone 1, NS 41,961 25,169 60.0 7,170 17.1 6,433 15.3 2,872 E 6.8 E F F
1202-C Zone 2, NS 27,392 16,865 61.6 4,575 16.7 4,481 E 16.4 E 1,310 E 4.8 E F F
1203-C Zone 3, NS 36,865 24,944 67.7 5,304 14.4 4,646 E 12.6 E 1,393 E 3.8 E F F
1204-C Zone 4, NS 31,806 22,032 69.3 6,051 19.0 2,570 E 8.1 E 1,058 E 3.3 E F F
1205-I Zone 5, NS 43,245 22,906 53.0 7,458 17.2 9,633 22.3 3,095 E 7.2 E F F
1206-A Zone 6, NS 144,416 92,495 64.0 24,559 17.0 12,292 8.5 11,757 E 8.1 E F F
13 New Brunswick 258,548 144,133 55.7 58,322 22.6 39,932 15.4 13,625 5.3 2,537 E 1.0 E
1301-C Region 1, NB 68,225 40,682 59.6 15,136 22.2 9,505 13.9 2,440 E 3.6 E F F
1302-C Region 2, NB 61,191 34,223 55.9 14,502 23.7 8,186 E 13.4 E 3,679 E 6.0 E F F
1303-C Region 3, NB 56,125 31,915 56.9 13,402 23.9 7,621 E 13.6 E 2,340 E 4.2 E F F
1304-C Region 4, NB 17,830 8,646 48.5 3,263 E 18.3 E 4,276 24.0 1,600 E 9.0 E F F
1305-I Region 5, NB 10,001 3,814 38.1 2,458 24.6 2,436 24.4 1,033 E 10.3 E F F
1306-I Region 6, NB 29,431 16,848 57.2 5,798 19.7 4,906 16.7 1,836 E 6.2 E F F
1307-I Region 7, NB 15,744 8,005 50.8 3,763 E 23.9 E 3,001 E 19.1 E F F F F
24 Québec 2,579,205 1,256,168 48.7 538,331 20.9 345,766 13.4 380,075 14.7 58,865 2.3
2401-C Région du Bas-Saint-Laurent, QC 69,967 35,013 50.0 9,617 13.7 8,738 12.5 15,818 22.6 F F
2402-C Région du Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean, QC 94,628 39,326 41.6 18,944 20.0 18,203 19.2 15,422 16.3 F F
2403-A Région de Québec, QC 237,218 119,259 50.3 41,127 17.3 28,336 11.9 43,137 18.2 5,359 E 2.3 E
2404-C Région de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec, QC 157,926 71,867 45.5 31,382 19.9 21,053 13.3 30,521 19.3 3,103 E 2.0 E
2405-C Région de l'Estrie, QC 100,824 48,293 47.9 20,660 20.5 17,093 17.0 13,000 12.9 F F
2406-G Région de Montréal-Centre, QC 661,416 304,987 46.1 140,616 21.3 69,115 10.4 123,260 18.6 23,438 E 3.5 E
2407-A Région de l'Outaouais, QC 115,487 66,014 57.2 26,621 23.1 15,724 13.6 5,440 4.7 F F
2408-C Région de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, QC 47,587 20,160 42.4 13,868 29.1 10,209 21.5 3,033 E 6.4 E F F
2409-H Région de la Côte-Nord, QC 31,151 13,789 44.3 7,739 24.8 4,677 15.0 4,483 E 14.4 E F F
2410-H Région du Nord-du-Québec, QC 4,946 2,702 54.6 1,305 26.4 613 E 12.4 E 286 E 5.8 E F F
2411-I Région de la Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC 33,639 17,164 51.0 8,004 23.8 3,188 9.5 4,368 E 13.0 E F F
2412-E Région de la Chaudière-Appalaches, QC 133,364 61,270 45.9 29,214 21.9 17,495 13.1 23,399 17.5 F F
2413-A Région de Laval, QC 123,257 59,119 48.0 32,565 26.4 15,273 12.4 12,417 10.1 3,884 E 3.2 E
2414-E Région de Lanaudière, QC 136,626 72,755 53.3 25,570 18.7 18,161 13.3 17,135 12.5 F F
2415-E Région des Laurentides, QC 170,119 92,852 54.6 37,198 21.9 19,930 11.7 16,429 9.7 3,710 E 2.2 E
2416-A Région de la Montérégie, QC 457,030 229,824 50.3 93,046 20.4 77,488 17.0 51,150 11.2 F F
2417-F Région du Nunavik, QC .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2418-F Région des Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James, QC 4,018 1,776 44.2 855 21.3 470 11.7 776 19.3 141 E 3.5 E
35 Ontario by District Health Council (DHC) 4,188,668 2,088,808 49.9 1,006,097 24.0 511,542 12.2 491,608 11.7 90,614 2.2
3501 Champlain DHC, ON 385,555 216,442 56.1 90,434 23.5 43,217 11.2 31,637 8.2 3,824 E 1.0 E
3502 Southeastern Ontario DHC, ON 173,512 85,761 49.4 43,995 25.4 30,100 17.3 12,090 7.0 1,565 E 0.9 E
3503 Durham-Haliburton-Kawartha and Pine Ridge DHC, ON 283,474 146,965 51.8 73,696 26.0 39,422 13.9 19,385 6.8 4,006 E 1.4 E
3504 Toronto DHC, ON 936,498 464,844 49.6 208,570 22.3 64,698 6.9 166,840 17.8 31,547 E 3.4 E
3505 Simcoe York DHC, ON 437,515 224,573 51.3 100,575 23.0 46,026 10.5 55,779 12.7 10,562 E 2.4 E
3506 Halton-Peel DHC, ON 532,199 270,349 50.8 119,230 22.4 55,673 10.5 75,307 14.2 11,640 E 2.2 E
3507 Waterloo Region-Wellington-Dufferin DHC, ON 242,577 117,787 48.6 62,385 25.7 36,844 15.2 25,204 10.4 F F
3508 Hamilton DHC, ON 172,625 71,260 41.3 47,567 27.6 29,397 17.0 20,791 12.0 3,610 E 2.1 E
3509 Niagara DHC, ON 144,962 71,142 49.1 38,511 26.6 24,497 16.9 8,722 E 6.0 E F F
3510 Grand River DHC, ON 76,941 35,625 46.3 21,088 27.4 13,016 16.9 4,313 E 5.6 E F F
3511 Thames Valley DHC, ON 210,490 101,031 48.0 55,334 26.3 25,921 12.3 22,339 10.6 5,866 E 2.8 E
3512 Essex-Kent and Lambton DHC, ON 214,921 105,084 48.9 47,203 22.0 35,554 16.5 22,567 10.5 4,514 E 2.1 E
3513 Grey Bruce Huron Perth DHC, ON 97,807 48,478 49.6 23,813 24.3 15,572 15.9 7,434 E 7.6 E 2,509 E 2.6 E
3514 Northern Shores DHC, ON 71,314 35,161 49.3 18,197 25.5 12,133 17.0 4,820 E 6.8 E F F
3515 Algoma-Cochrane-Manitoulin and Sudbury DHC, ON 135,236 60,510 44.7 35,502 26.3 26,278 19.4 9,006 6.7 3,939 E 2.9 E
3516 Northwestern Ontario DHC, ON 73,044 33,798 46.3 19,996 27.4 13,193 18.1 5,374 E 7.4 E F F
35 Ontario by Health Unit (HU) 4,188,668 2,088,808 49.9 1,006,097 24.0 511,542 12.2 491,608 11.7 90,614 2.2
3526-C District of Algoma HU, ON 40,006 20,600 51.5 8,807 22.0 6,811 17.0 2,272 E 5.7 E F F
3527-A Brant County HU, ON 41,541 20,960 50.5 12,502 30.1 5,450 13.1 2,261 E 5.4 E F F
3530-B Durham Regional HU, ON 182,574 97,079 53.2 47,702 26.1 21,322 11.7 14,840 8.1 F F
3531-E Elgin-St Thomas HU, ON 27,921 13,814 49.5 7,299 E 26.1 E 4,802 17.2 F F F F
3533-E Grey Bruce HU, ON 52,966 26,851 50.7 12,148 22.9 8,832 16.7 3,761 E 7.1 E F F
3534-E Haldimand-Norfolk HU, ON 35,400 14,665 41.4 8,587 24.3 7,567 E 21.4 E F F F F
3535-E Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District HU, ON 56,775 26,930 47.4 15,761 27.8 10,366 18.3 2,206 E 3.9 E F F
3536-B Halton Regional HU, ON 141,963 82,174 57.9 30,839 21.7 13,914 9.8 13,202 9.3 F F
3537-A City of Hamilton HU, ON 172,625 71,260 41.3 47,567 27.6 29,397 17.0 20,791 12.0 3,610 E 2.1 E
3538-A Hastings and Prince Edward Counties HU, ON 52,317 25,231 48.2 12,829 24.5 10,190 19.5 3,554 E 6.8 E F F
3539-E Huron County HU, ON 19,592 10,425 53.2 4,156 E 21.2 E 3,059 E 15.6 E 1,290 E 6.6 E F F
3540-A Chatham-Kent HU, ON 36,201 15,196 42.0 9,980 27.6 7,420 20.5 2,809 E 7.8 E F F
3541-A Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington HU, ON 65,325 32,914 50.4 17,316 26.5 8,729 E 13.4 E 5,832 E 8.9 E F F
3542-A Lambton HU, ON 43,594 22,309 51.2 11,040 25.3 6,476 14.9 3,144 E 7.2 E F F
3543-E Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District HU, ON 55,870 27,616 49.4 13,850 24.8 11,181 20.0 2,703 E 4.8 E F F
3544-A Middlesex-London HU, ON 150,453 75,189 50.0 35,412 23.5 17,151 11.4 18,616 12.4 F F
3545-E Muskoka-Parry Sound HU, ON 27,409 14,493 52.9 6,519 23.8 3,700 E 13.5 E F F F F
3546-A Niagara Regional Area HU, ON 144,962 71,142 49.1 38,511 26.6 24,497 16.9 8,722 E 6.0 E F F
3547-C North Bay and District HU, ON 31,660 14,909 47.1 8,817 27.8 5,656 17.9 2,176 E 6.9 E F F
3549-H Northwestern HU, ON 20,566 8,534 41.5 7,173 34.9 3,622 E 17.6 E 1,074 E 5.2 E F F
3551-B City of Ottawa HU, ON 288,825 168,870 58.5 62,406 21.6 28,504 9.9 26,184 9.1 F F
3552-E Oxford County HU, ON 32,116 12,028 37.5 12,623 39.3 3,967 E 12.4 E F F F F
3553-B Peel Regional HU, ON 390,235 188,174 48.2 88,391 22.7 41,759 10.7 62,105 15.9 9,806 E 2.5 E
3554-E Perth District HU, ON 25,248 11,202 44.4 7,509 29.7 3,680 E 14.6 E 2,384 E 9.4 E F F
3555-A Peterborough County-City HU, ON 44,125 22,956 52.0 10,232 23.2 7,734 17.5 2,339 E 5.3 E F F
3556-H Porcupine HU, ON 29,368 11,649 39.7 9,352 31.8 6,556 22.3 1,627 E 5.5 E F F
3557-E Renfrew County and District HU, ON 32,068 14,998 46.8 10,515 32.8 4,665 E 14.5 E 1,654 E 5.2 E F F
3558-E Eastern Ontario HU, ON 64,972 32,797 50.5 17,513 27.0 10,048 15.5 3,885 E 6.0 E F F
3560-E Simcoe County District HU, ON 137,479 71,225 51.8 37,424 27.2 19,489 14.2 8,617 E 6.3 E F F
3561-C Sudbury and District HU, ON 65,861 28,261 42.9 17,342 26.3 12,911 19.6 5,108 E 7.8 E F F
3562-C Thunder Bay District HU, ON 52,479 25,264 48.1 12,823 24.4 9,571 18.2 4,301 E 8.2 E F F
3563-C Timiskaming HU, ON 11,935 5,535 46.4 2,861 E 24.0 2,776 E 23.3 E F F F F
3565-B Waterloo HU, ON 159,375 71,231 44.7 41,464 26.0 25,598 16.1 21,081 13.2 F F
3566-B Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph HU, ON 83,202 46,556 56.0 20,921 25.1 11,246 13.5 4,122 E 5.0 E F F
3568-B Windsor-Essex County HU, ON 135,127 67,579 50.0 26,183 19.4 21,658 16.0 16,614 12.3 3,093 E 2.3 E
3570-B York Regional HU, ON 300,037 153,348 51.1 63,151 21.0 26,537 8.8 47,161 15.7 9,840 E 3.3 E
3595-G City of Toronto HU, ON 936,498 464,844 49.6 208,570 22.3 64,698 6.9 166,840 17.8 31,547 E 3.4 E
46 Manitoba 358,146 189,361 52.9 87,218 24.4 46,549 13.0 26,780 7.5 8,238 E 2.3 E
4610-A Winnipeg RHA, MB 220,732 124,017 56.2 49,756 22.5 24,402 11.1 16,094 7.3 6,463 E 2.9 E
4615-A Brandon RHA, MB 15,899 9,126 57.4 3,485 21.9 2,482 E 15.6 E 734 E 4.6 E F F
4620-E North Eastman RHA, MB 10,689 5,253 49.1 2,628 E 24.6 2,371 E 22.2 E F F F F
4625-E South Eastman RHA, MB 17,110 7,911 46.2 4,704 27.5 2,588 E 15.1 E 1,678 E 9.8 E F F
4630-E Interlake RHA, MB 21,845 10,979 50.3 5,588 25.6 2,708 E 12.4 E 1,982 E 9.1 E F F
4640-D Central RHA, MB 29,057 12,180 41.9 9,002 31.0 4,109 14.1 3,487 E 12.0 E F F
4645-D Assiniboine RHA, MB 20,454 9,698 47.4 5,576 27.3 3,937 19.2 F 5.4 E F F
4660-D Parkland RHA, MB 10,955 4,820 44.0 3,299 30.1 2,103 E 19.2 E F F F F
4670-H Norman RHA, MB 5,523 2,557 46.3 1,719 31.1 834 E 15.1 E F F F F
4685-F Burntwood/Churchill, MB 5,882 2,821 48.0 1,462 24.9 1,015 E 17.3 E 524 E 8.9 E F F
47 Saskatchewan 302,655 153,963 50.9 76,597 25.3 43,238 14.3 24,965 8.2 3,891 E 1.3 E
4701-D Sun Country RHA, SK 15,692 7,487 47.7 4,655 29.7 2,308 14.7 1,181 E 7.5 E F F
4702-D Five Hills RHA, SK 16,414 6,782 41.3 6,060 36.9 2,907 E 17.7 E 625 E 3.8 E F F
4703-D Cypress RHA, SK 13,598 5,579 41.0 3,220 23.7 3,131 23.0 965 E 7.1 E F F
4704-A Regina Qu'Appelle RHA, SK 78,190 39,726 50.8 18,657 23.9 10,698 13.7 8,053 E 10.3 E F F
4705-D Sunrise RHA, SK 16,208 8,588 53.0 4,139 25.5 2,299 E 14.2 E 1,181 E 7.3 E F F
4706-A Saskatoon RHA, SK 94,160 51,089 54.3 21,232 22.5 12,001 12.7 8,790 E 9.3 E F F
4707-D Heartland RHA, SK 12,892 6,172 47.9 4,236 32.9 1,769 E 13.7 E 591 E 4.6 E F F
4708-D Kelsey Trail RHA, SK 11,831 5,667 47.9 3,061 25.9 2,035 E 17.2 E F F F F
4709-C Prince Albert Parkland RHA, SK 21,669 11,874 54.8 4,454 20.6 3,730 E 17.2 E F F F F
4710-H Prairie North RHA, SK 17,437 8,624 49.5 5,672 32.5 1,795 E 10.3 E F F F F
4714-F Mamawetan/Keewatin/Athabasca, SK 4,565 2,375 52.0 1,211 26.5 565 E 12.4 E 325 E 7.1 E F F
48 Alberta 1,052,389 610,651 58.0 222,099 21.1 115,706 11.0 78,759 7.5 25,174 2.4
4820-E Chinook RHA, AB 47,877 22,271 46.5 12,576 26.3 8,829 E 18.4 2,995 E 6.3 E F F
4821-E Palliser HR, AB 31,780 16,895 53.2 6,735 21.2 4,212 E 13.3 E 3,415 E 10.7 E F F
4822-B Calgary HR, AB 388,657 245,820 63.2 76,111 19.6 30,627 7.9 28,765 7.4 7,335 E 1.9 E
4823-E David Thompson RHA, AB 95,783 51,167 53.4 24,022 25.1 12,806 13.4 6,646 6.9 F F
4824-E East Central Health, AB 33,483 16,058 48.0 7,616 22.7 7,634 22.8 1,804 E 5.4 E F F
4825-B Capital Health, AB 340,699 199,973 58.7 64,293 18.9 35,564 10.4 27,449 8.1 13,421 E 3.9 E
4826-E Aspen RHA, AB 53,093 25,843 48.7 14,283 26.9 8,484 16.0 4,058 E 7.6 E F F
4827-E Peace Country Health, AB 40,861 21,374 52.3 11,742 28.7 4,876 11.9 2,219 E 5.4 E F F
4828-H Northern Lights HR, AB 20,155 11,250 55.8 4,721 23.4 2,675 E 13.3 E 1,408 E 7.0 E F F
59 British Columbia 1,416,085 707,370 50.0 347,129 24.5 157,863 11.1 163,903 11.6 39,820 2.8
5911-E East Kootenay HSDA, BC 27,081 13,561 50.1 7,702 28.4 3,669 E 13.5 E 2,148 E 7.9 E F F
5912-C Kootenay-Boundary HSDA, BC 27,232 11,739 43.1 7,855 28.8 4,996 E 18.3 E F F F F
5913-A Okanagan HSDA, BC 102,241 53,967 52.8 28,425 27.8 16,305 15.9 2,965 E 2.9 E F F
5914-C Thompson/Cariboo HSDA, BC 70,366 35,561 50.5 20,052 28.5 8,097 11.5 4,688 E 6.7 E F F
5921-A Fraser East HSDA, BC 81,717 36,004 44.1 25,367 31.0 11,122 13.6 8,742 E 10.7 E F F
5922-B Fraser North HSDA, BC 201,012 100,215 49.9 46,334 23.1 22,077 11.0 24,920 12.4 7,466 E 3.7 E
5923-B Fraser South HSDA, BC 210,331 105,681 50.2 51,390 24.4 20,120 9.6 29,359 14.0 F F
5931-B Richmond HSDA, BC 65,554 29,638 45.2 12,566 19.2 5,665 E 8.6 E 14,777 22.5 F F
5932-G Vancouver HSDA, BC 216,744 107,440 49.6 42,912 19.8 13,162 E 6.1 E 45,274 20.9 7,956 E 3.7 E
5933-B North Shore/Coast Garibaldi HSDA, BC 92,115 54,342 59.0 20,056 21.8 8,010 E 8.7 E 5,669 E 6.2 E 4,038 E 4.4 E
5941-A South Vancouver Island HSDA, BC 116,309 63,427 54.5 28,184 24.2 12,894 11.1 8,446 E 7.3 E 3,358 E 2.9 E
5942-A Central Vancouver Island HSDA, BC 77,525 39,772 51.3 17,460 E 22.5 E 9,778 12.6 5,836 E 7.5 E F F
5943-C North Vancouver Island HSDA, BC 36,600 17,097 46.7 9,665 26.4 6,974 19.1 F F F F
5951-H Northwest HSDA, BC 22,848 11,552 50.6 6,246 27.3 4,008 17.5 F F F F
5952-H Northern Interior HSDA, BC 48,732 18,833 38.6 15,767 32.4 8,307 17.0 5,218 E 10.7 E F F
5953-H Northeast HSDA, BC 19,681 8,542 43.4 7,148 36.3 2,678 E 13.6 952 E 4.8 E F F
60 Yukon Territory 10,619 5,991 56.4 2,873 27.1 828 E 7.8 E 836 E 7.9 E F F
6001-H Yukon Territory 10,619 5,991 56.4 2,873 27.1 828 E 7.8 E 836 E 7.9 E F F
61 Northwest Territories 13,431 8,224 61.2 2,649 19.7 1,330 9.9 1,130 E 8.4 E F F
6101-H Northwest Territories 13,431 8,224 61.2 2,649 19.7 1,330 9.9 1,130 E 8.4 E F F
62 Nunavut 5,382 2,562 47.6 1,278 23.7 F F 1,207 E 22.4 F F
6201-F Nunavut 5,382 2,562 47.6 1,278 23.7 F F 1,207 E 22.4 F F
A Peer group A 2,707,686 1,396,910 51.6 628,576 23.2 373,390 13.8 257,416 9.5 51,393 1.9
B Peer group B 2,979,704 1,610,678 54.1 651,807 21.9 312,603 10.5 336,248 11.3 68,368 2.3
C Peer group C 1,181,509 596,215 50.5 259,328 21.9 186,305 15.8 119,819 10.1 19,843 1.7
D Peer group D 154,084 70,835 46.0 44,753 29.0 25,635 16.6 11,024 7.2 1,836 E 1.2 E
E Peer group E 1,387,527 695,233 50.1 343,480 24.8 205,119 14.8 118,348 8.5 25,348 1.8
F Peer group F 19,847 9,534 48.0 4,805 24.2 2,286 11.5 2,833 14.3 389 E 2.0 E
G Peer group G 1,814,658 877,271 48.3 392,098 21.6 146,975 8.1 335,374 18.5 62,941 3.5
H Peer group H 252,632 117,029 46.3 74,353 29.4 38,774 15.3 19,651 7.8 2,823 E 1.1 E
I Peer group I 247,362 124,822 50.5 56,973 23.0 43,711 17.7 18,791 7.6 3,065 E 1.2 E
1. Data source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, 2003
2. Women aged 18 to 69 who reported when they had their last Pap smear test.
3. Pap tests detect pre-malignant lesions before cancer of the cervix develops.
4. Bootstrapping techniques were used to produce the coefficient of variation (CV) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).
5. Data with a coefficient of variation (CV) from 16.6% to 33.3% are identified by an (E) and should be interpreted with caution.
6. Data with a coefficient of variation (CV) greater than 33.3% were suppressed (F) due to extreme sampling variability.
7. "Health regions" are defined by the provincial ministries of health. These are legislated administrative areas in all provinces except Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia, the Ministry of Health uses statistical "zones" rather than its legislated administrative areas; the zones are aggregations of the nine district health authorities.
8. For complete Canadian coverage, each of the northern territories also represents a health region.
9. The health regions presented in this table are based on boundaries and names in effect as of June 2003.
10. A "peer group" is a grouping of health regions that have similar social and economic characteristics. The nine peer groups are identified by the letters A through I, which are appended to the health region 4-digit code.
11. In Ontario, Public health units (PHU) administer health promotion and disease prevention programs, and District health councils (DHC) are advisory, health planning organizations.
12. In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, health regions are referred to as Health Authorities (HA) or Regional Health Authorities (RHA).
13. To avoid data suppression, northern regions in Manitoba have been grouped with neighbouring regions, as follows: Churchill Regional Health Authority (4690) is combined with Burntwood Regional Health Authority (4680) and referred to as "Burntwood/Churchill (4685)".
14. To avoid data suppression, northern regions in Saskatchewan have been grouped with neighbouring regions, as follows: Athabasca Health Authority (4713) is combined with Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority (4711) and Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority (4712) and referred to as "Mamawetan/Keewatin/Athabasca (4714)".
15. The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications: (..) for figures not available for a specific reference period and (...) for figures not applicable.
16. CANSIM table number 01050242.