Public Health Reports

Health Status Reports

Problematic Substance Use in Ottawa

This report focuses on the prevalence of use, and the associated morbidity and mortality from the problematic use of illicit drugs, excluding cannabis, and of opioid prescription drugs used for non-medical purposes.

Problematic Substance Use in Ottawa - Technical Report [PDF 2.5 MB]

Burden of Injury Report, 2010

The Burden of Injury in Ottawa report 2010 provides an in-depth assessment of the type and frequency of injuries affecting children, youth and adults in Ottawa. Data from emergency department visits (ER visits), hospitalizations and deaths from 2001 to 2008 help paint a picture of the injuries most affecting Ottawa residents.
Burden of Injury Report, 2010 [PDF 12 MB]
Burden of Injury Report: Knowledge to Action Report [PDF 886 KB]

Cancer in Ottawa 2012

The Cancer in Ottawa 2012 report provides an epidemiological overview of cancer incidence and mortality in Ottawa for frequently occurring cancers of public health importance. The Cancer in Ottawa 2012: Knowledge to Action Report outlines current and future cancer prevention strategies offered by OPH and identifies other cancers not covered under current initiatives that may benefit from new strategies and partnerships with community stakeholders.
Cancer in Ottawa 2012 report [PDF 10.1MB]
Cancer in Ottawa 2012: Knowledge to Action Report [PDF 13.1 MB]

Enhanced Street Youth Surveillance in Ottawa 2011

This report describes results of the Enhanced Street Youth Surveillance Study (E-SYS), which was conducted during the fall of 2009 in Ottawa. This surveillance study is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and demonstrates Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) contribution to national surveillance data.
Enhanced Street Youth Surveillance in Ottawa 2011 [PDF 1.5 MB]

Enteric Disease in Ottawa Report, 2011

To better inform the planning and implementation of strategies that address enteric illnesses in Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health compiled the Enteric Disease in Ottawa, 2011 report, which provides data from 2010 about 15 reportable enteric diseases. The report includes the number of cases, incidence by age, sex and time of year, five-year averages and comparison with the rest of Ontario.
Enteric Disease in Ottawa Report [PDF 6.52 MB]
Enteric Disease: Knowledge to Action Report [PDF 886 KB]

Healthy Eating, Active Living and Healthy Weights in Ottawa, 2012

The Healthy Eating, Active Living and Healthy Weights in Ottawa, 2012 report is an epidemiological overview of three of the five major risk factors associated with chronic diseases: healthy eating; physical activity and healthy weights.
The Healthy Eating, Active Living and Healthy Weights in Ottawa [PDF 9 MB]

Infant Feeding in Ottawa 2012 to 2014

This infant feeding report is the first to present statistics on selected infant feeding indicators for Ottawa mothers from Ottawa Public Health’s Infant Feeding Surveillance System (IFSS), the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario and Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). 

Infant Feeding in Ottawa 2012 to 2014 - Full Report [ PDF 694.79 KB ]
Facts on Infant Feeding in Ottawa - Infographic [ PDF 1.89 MB ] 
Infant Feeding in Ottawa 2012 to 2014 - Video

Morbidity and Mortality in Ottawa 2012

The Morbidity and Mortality in Ottawa 2012 report provides an epidemiological overview of morbidity and mortality in the City of Ottawa, where possible compared to the rest of Ontario. These data help assess causes of morbidity and mortality. Indicators of morbidity and mortality include hospitalization rates, life expectancy and mortality rates.
Morbidity and Mortality in Ottawa 2012 report [7.7 MB]

Ottawa Student Drug Use and Health (OSDUH) Report, 2014

The Ottawa Student Drug Use and Health Report 2014 offers a snapshot of health risk behaviours among youth in Ottawa using data from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS).

Full report [PDF 875 KB]
Infographics: [PDF's]

Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey 2009 –2011

The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) was conducted during the 2008/09 and 2010/11 school years. The OSDUHS surveys a random sample of students in grades 7 through 12, enrolled in the public and Catholic school systems. The survey has been repeated every two years since 1977, making it the longest ongoing school survey in Canada. A representative sample of 1,200 Ottawa students completed the survey in 2009 and 1,015 in 2011. The survey will be repeated in 2013 to help assess trends over time.

Overdose and HIV and hepatitis C infection among people in Ottawa who use drugs

This report provides epidemiologic information about the risk of overdose and HIV and HCV infection among people who use drugs.
Report [PDF 369 KB]

Results from the Older Adults Falls Prevention Survey

In 2012, OPH conducted the Older Adults Falls Prevention Survey by telephone with 1,050 Ottawa adults aged 65 years and older living at home. The fact sheets and infographics are intended to help service providers who work with older adults to tailor awareness and education campaigns on preventing falls, to support client education, and to inform program priorities and policy development. A description of OPH, partner and community falls prevention services are included at the end of each fact sheet. 

  • Summary [ PDF 98 KB ]
  • Introduction [ PDF 101.81 KB ]
  • Annual Physical & Vision Exam and Medication Review
  • Falls Prevention Home Safety:
  • Perception of Falls Risk and Prevention:
  • Physical Activity: 
  • Vitamin D and Calcium Intake:
  • Methodology [ PDF 220.13 KB ]

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health in Ottawa, 2011 

The Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health in Ottawa 2011 report provides an overview of 12 types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Ottawa, the number of cases, incidence rates by age and sex, 10-year averages, comparisons to the rest of Ontario, and a neighbourhood analysis of Chlamydia. The Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health in Ottawa 2011: Knowledge to Action Report outlines OPH’s role in the prevention and control of STIs and promotion healthy sexuality among Ottawa’s youth and adult population.
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health in Ottawa report [PDF 1.2 MB]
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health in Ottawa 2011: Knowledge to Action Report [PDF 13.1 MB]

State of Ottawa's Health, 2014

The State of Ottawa’s Health 2014 report provides an overview of key health conditions and indicators that have a significant impact on the health of Ottawa’s population.
Full report [PDF 8 MB]
Infographics [PDF 2 MB]

Substance Misuse in Ottawa

This report focuses on the prevalence of substance use and the attributed burden of mental health, addictions, injury and chronic disease in Ottawa. It is meant to inform an evidence-based dialogue in our community to foster effective health prevention, promotion and interventions related to substance misuse. 
Substance Misuse in Ottawa Report [PDF 887 KB.]

A Review of Tobacco Indicators 2012

The purpose of this report is to highlight important trends in tobacco in the population to support Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and its partners address strategic and operation decisions.  The report portrays a current view of the prevalence of tobacco-related behaviours and the inevitable morbidity and mortality and cost attributable to tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.
Review of Tobacco Indicators report [PDF 657 KB]

Tuberculosis in Ottawa, 2011

The Tuberculosis in Ottawa 2011 report describes the state of tuberculosis (TB) in Ottawa in 2010 compared with the past and describes disease outcomes, clinical management and risk to the population. Tuberculosis in Ottawa 2011: Knowledge to Action Report outlines OPH’s role in the detection, investigation, treatment and prevention of TB.
Tuberculosis in Ottawa 2011 report [PDF 928 KB]
Tuberculosis in Ottawa 2011: Knowledge to Action Report [PDF12.8 MB]

2006 Health Status Report

Examines a wide range of health-related information on mortality, morbidity, communicable diseases, reproductive outcomes, environmental indicators and behavioural risk factors
2006 Health Status Report [PDF 8.65 MB]

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Other reports

Infection Prevention and Control Investigations

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has directed all Ontario public health units to publicly disclose information on infection prevention and control (IPAC) lapse investigations. At this time, standard criteria for public reporting of IPAC lapses are under development by the Ministry.

Final report of the Ottawa Public Health investigation of a possible health hazard associated with application of a pesticide in Charles H. Hulse Public School - June 2015

New Acupuncture Clinic Investigation Report -  August 21, 2015

Outbreak of Group A Streptococcal Disease (GAS) - Preliminary Report - June 10, 2015

Ottawa Fertility Centre - Summary Report, April 14, 2015

Nutrition

The price of eating well:

Comparing household income to the cost of healthy food - 2012 [ PDF - 1.5 MB ]
Comparing household income to the cost of healthy food - 2011 [ PDF - 3 MB ]
Survey tool that measures the cost of a basic of healthy eating - 2011 [ PDF - 151 KB ]

Heal Forum 2013

Evaluation and Summary Report [PDF - 2MB]

Ottawa Public Health’s Strategic Plan

Building a Healthier Ottawa: 2015-2018 Ottawa Public Health Strategic Plan [PDF 3.02 MB]

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