|City of Hamilton
2005 Social and Health Issues Report (SHIR)
The 2005 Social and Health Issues Report (SHIR) features the most recent information available on the health of residents in the City of Hamilton.
Compare health indicators with other health units in Ontario, and use the data to help support, plan and spur community programs into action.
Each indicator in the 2005 SHIR provides a snapshot of how the City of Hamilton is doing in key public health areas. These areas are identified as priorities for reporting by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the Mandatory Health and Programs and Services Guidelines (1997). They include mortality rates, reproductive outcomes, prevalence of risk factors for preventable diseases, health hazards and indices of dental health.
The report also contains a highlights section that summarizes important findings from each chapter. Readers are encouraged to seek further details about these findings in the full report.