Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 2.0)
4245 Nanaimo West/Rural
Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) in British Columbia (B.C.) are administrative bounds nested within Local Health Areas (LHAs) as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. This CHSA health profile contains information about the community’s demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status as represented through various community health indicators. Unless otherwise stated, data presented in this profile are specific to Nanaimo West/Rural CHSA.
The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.'s healthcare partners, public health professionals and community organizations better understand the health needs of a specific community and to provide evidence for service provisioning and prevention strategies. In general, CHSA-level values of health indicators should be interpreted with the population size of the CHSA in mind as smaller populations can have wide variations in data. For example, some rates presented in the profiles or the database are derived based on a small number of people with potentially high risk of re-identification. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals, these values are not releasable publicly as per the BCCDC policy and are indicated as such.
Nanaimo West/Rural (CHSA 4245) is 1,080 km² in size and is located on central Vancouver Island, west of Highway 19 and the city of Nanaimo. It is comprised of East Wellington and Extension. Geographical features include Mount Benson, Mount Cokely, Mount Arrowsmith, Mount DeCosmos, Nanaimo Lakes, Westwood Lake, Labour Day Lake, Fourth Lake, Jump Lake, and McLaughlin Ridge. For further information, please refer to BC Data Catalogue.
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Please note that CHSA-level data presented in this profile refer to CHSA boundary version 2018. CHSA boundaries may be subject to change because they use Census building blocks.