A Profile of Women's Health in Manitoba
Project #156 of Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
A Profile of Women's Health in Manitoba is a collaboration, with
funding provided by Manitoba Health and Healthy Living, the Bureau
of Women's Health and Gender Analysis and Health Canada, Manitoba
and Saskatchewan Region.
The Profile provides new information on the health, health outcomes
and health care use of women in Manitoba, using a broad perspective.
What makes women healthy or unhealthy is not just a combination
of physical and physiological conditions, but includes many other
influences. Health is more than the absence of illness and staying
healthy requires more than just receiving good health care. Geography,
stress, income, employment conditions, social supports and roles
and responsibilities in the community are just some of the factors
that affect women's well-being.
A Profile brings together current information about many facets
of women's health, including a review of available data on health
and health care use and a gender-based analysis of the inter-relation
of the factors and complicated influences they have on women. The
Profile describes and explains these factors, and points to policies
and programs which can lead to improvements and change.
Data for this publication are available in Excel spreadsheet files.
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Since publication of 'A Profile of Women's Health in Manitoba',
some errors or omissions in the representation of data have come
to light, which are described below and listed in the order in which
they appear in the report. In addition, some links to sources on
external websites may have changed since the publication date.
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