Smithers Community Health Profile

Some of the indicators presented in the Community Health Profiles are provided with data available at the level of Local Health Areas (LHAs). Please note that some of the LHAs have been given new names in the process of aligning them with newly created Community Health Service Area (CHSA) geographies. To view the new names, click here.

Comparison to BC

The summary below highlights how your community is doing compared to the provincial average.

The graph displays the BC average as a black line and your community’s data as a coloured bar on either side. The length of the bars represent percent difference between community data and provincial average.

Income (dollars, 2016) Community BC
Average household income $84,461 $0
Affordable housing (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Owners spending >30% income on shelter 9.2 -
Renters spending >30% income on shelter 38.0 -
Education (per cent, 2016) Community BC
High school diploma or higher education 80.9 0.0
Employment (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Unemployment rate 8.9 -
Active Transportation (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Population walk to work 17.9 0.0
Population bike to work 5.4 0.0
Life expectancy at birth (years, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Total 80.8 -
Female 84.0 -
Male 78.0 -
Chronic disease (age-standardized prevalence rate) (per cent, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 10.9 12.1
COPD 4.5 6.2
Diabetes 6.1 8.0
Heart failure 2.8 2.0
High blood pressure 22.7 22.8
Chronic disease (age-standardized incidence rate) (per 1,000, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 3.6 6.1
COPD 4.0B 7.6
Diabetes 4.3 6.1
Heart failure 3.8 3.2
High blood pressure 16.0 19.8
Maternal and infant health (per 1,000 live births, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Infant mortality rate 6 -
Low birth weight rate 38 -
Students eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day (per cent, 2015-2016) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 44 -
Grade 7 41 -
Grade 10 43 -
Grade 12 40 -
Students who are physically active (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 35 -
Grade 7 49 -
Grade 10 57 -
Grade 12 43 -
Students who do not use tobacco or nicotine (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 7 98 -
Grade 10 70 -
Grade 12 55 -
Vulnerability in early childhood (per cent, 2013-2016) LHA BC
One or more areas of vulnerability 40 0
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