June 2010

Four million Canadians injured annually: Stats Canada

Four million Canadians over age 12 were injured badly enough last year to limit their usual activities, says a new report released by Statistics Canada. Just over a third occurred during sports or physical exercise. In addition, close to half of those who reported bicycling say they never wear a helmet. Just 34% of Ontarian cyclists say they always wear a helmet - lower than the 37% national rate.

For more information on results of the Canadian Community Health Survey, see http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/100615/dq100615b-eng.htm

Updated June 16, 2010