Activity: Diversity and Population

When we look at the case of overweight and obesity, we can see that the concepts of sex and gender – as well as age – affect our definition of the population at risk. Do other factors affect who is in need, at risk or affected

Question: The following chart contains information about the relationship between obesity and five other factors for women and men in Canada. Does this information alter or refine our definition of the obese population?

Table 1: Obesity rates for men and women by selected characteristics, Canada (excluding Territories), 2004 [1]

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Source: [1] 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey: Nutrition.

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