Supplementary data: Manitoba

This page provides data visualizations related to the priorities for Canada’s cancer system, as well as accessible descriptions.

Download data tables for all indicators.


Priority 1 Action 1: Help people to stop smoking or not start in the first place and live healthier lives

Topic: Keeping people smoke-free
Title of image: Percentage of individuals (aged ≥ 12) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2020
Text description: 15.0% for Manitoba, and 12.9% for Canada
Caveats/limitations:

  • This indicator was reported using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).
  • Individuals who did not respond to the required CCHS questions regarding smoking status were not included in the analysis.
  • Overall smoking percentages are reported using 2020 data.

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Keeping people smoke-free
Title of image: Percentage of individuals (aged ≥ 18) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2019, by household income quintile and sex
Text description:

  • Quintile 1 (Lower quintile): females: 16.4%; males: 33.7%
  • Quintile 2: females: 12.3%; males: 20.6%
  • Quintile 3: females: 11.3%; males: 11.3%
  • Quintile 4: females: 7.0%; males: 18.4%
  • Quintile 5 (Upper quintile): females: 14.9%; males: 14.5%

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Keeping people smoke-free
Title of image: Percentage of individuals (aged ≥ 18) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2019, by education
Text description:

  • Less than secondary school graduation: females: 24.2%; males: 29.4%
  • Secondary school graduation, no post-secondary education: females: 15.1%; males: 26.7%
  • Post-secondary certificate/diploma or university degree: females: 8.8%; males: 12.6%

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2019
Text description: 67.6% for Manitoba, 65.9% for Canada
Caveats/limitations:

  • This indicator was reported using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Overall obesity and overweight percentages are reported using 2019 data. Percentages by income quintile and/or sex are reported using 2017-2018 data.
  • Individuals who did not respond to the required CCHS questions to derive the BMI classifications were not included in the analysis.

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2017-2018, by income quintile and sex
Text description:

  • Quintile 1 (Lower quintile): females: 60.8%; males: 61.7%
  • Quintile 2: females: 63.6%; males: 71.6%
  • Quintile 3: females: 60.8%; males: 71.7%
  • Quintile 4: females: 64.5%; males: 81.0%
  • Quintile 5 (Upper quintile): females: 60.9%; males: 78.1%

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2017-2018, by sex
Text description: 72.9% for males, and 62.2% for females
Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Priority 1 Action 2: Adopt proven practices known to reduce the risk of cancer

Topic: Increasing HPV vaccination
Title of image: Percentage of female Grade 6 students who received final dose of HPV vaccination in the 2017 school year
Text description: 69.4% for females
Caveats/limitations: HPV vaccination rates for male Grade 6 students were not available.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs



Topic: Increasing genetic testing
Title of image: Percentage of breast/ovarian and colon cancer patients who received genetic testing in 2019
Text description:

  • Hereditary cancer screen: 4.3% for breast/ovarian cancer, and 1.1% for colon cancer
  • Tumour tissue screen: 53.6% for colon cancer

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Increasing genetic testing
Title of image: Percentage of breast/ovarian cancer patients who received hereditary cancer screening in 2019, by age group
Text description:

  • Age 20-40: 22.2%
  • Age 41-60: 5.2%
  • Age 61-70: 2.2%
  • Age 71 and over: 3.0%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Increasing genetic testing
Title of image: Percentage of colon cancer patients who received tumour tissue screening for Lynch Syndrome in 2019, by age group and sex
Text description:

  • Age under 70: 81.6%
  • Age 70 and over: 25.9%
  • Males: 57.1%
  • Females: 49.5%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 2 Action 1: Prioritize rapid access to appropriate diagnosis for those suspected of having cancer

Topic: Diagnosing cancer earlier
Title of image: Proportion of stage at diagnosis in 2019
Text description:

  • Lung: 47% in Stage 4
  • Colorectal: 26% in Stage 2
  • Bladder: 60% in Stage 0
  • Melanoma: 43% are unknown or occult

Caveats/limitations:

  • Duplicate/multiple instances of the same patient have been removed if they occur within the same cancer site.
  • If the same patient has more than one cancer across the four sites (lung, melanoma, bladder or colorectal), they were not removed.

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Diagnosing cancer earlier
Title of image: Proportion of stage 4 diagnosis in 2019
Text description:

  • Lung: 47.0%
  • Colorectal: 22.1%
  • Bladder: 4.7%
  • Melanoma: 1.2%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Diagnosing cancer earlier
Title of image: Proportion of stage 4 diagnosis in 2019, by sex
Text description:
For males:

  • Lung: 50.1%
  • Colorectal: 24.0%
  • Bladder: 3.3%
  • Melanoma: 1.8%

For females:

  • Lung: 44.0%
  • Colorectal: 19.9%
  • Bladder: 9.3%
  • Melanoma: 4.7*%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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*Stage III-IV combined for melanoma for females only due to small cells.


Priority 2 Action 2: Strengthen existing screening efforts and implement lung cancer screening programs across the country

Topic: Increasing participation in colorectal cancer screening
Title of image: Percentage of individuals who completed a) fecal test in the last two years (2018-2019); or b) colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy within the last five years (2015-2019)
Text description:

  • Overall (age 50-74): 50.2%
  • Age 50-54: 45.4%
  • Age 55-59: 44.5%
  • Age 60-64: 50.6%
  • Age 65-69: 56.0%
  • Age 70-74: 59.6%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Increasing participation in colorectal cancer screening
Title of image: Percentage of individuals who completed a) fecal test in the last two years (2018-2019); or b) colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy within the last five years (2015-2019), by sex and Regional Health Authority
Text description:
By sex:

  • Male: 47.7%
  • Female: 52.7%

By Regional Health Authority

  • Winnipeg: 50.4%
  • Southern: 48.6%
  • Interlake Eastern: 52.0%
  • Prairie Mountain: 51.5%
  • Northern: 36.6%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 3 Action 1: Set best practices and standards for care delivery and promote their adoption

Topic: Implementing multidisciplinary care
Title of image: Percentage of patients with GI cancer who were referred/discussed by a multidiscplinary prior to treatment in 2019
Text description: Overall: 58%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Implementing multidisciplinary care
Title of image: Percentage of patients with Gl cancer who were referred/discussed by a multidisciplinary care team prior to treatment in 2019, by sex, Regional Health Authority, and age
Text description:
By sex:

  • Males: 55.5%
  • Females: 62.8%

By Regional Health Authority:

  • Interlake-Eastern: 45.5%
  • Northern: 41.7%
  • Southern Health: 57.1%
  • Prairie Mountain: 81.3%
  • Winnipeg: 52.0%

By age group:

  • 20-49: 53.8%
  • 50-59: 68.8%
  • 60-69: 50.7%
  • 70-79: 58.2%
  • 80+: 62.5%

Caveats/limitations: Reporting breakdown by sex may be inadvertently misleading. Which pediatric or GI cancer cases are to be discussed by multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) is likely informed by the patient’s cancer diagnosis, not their sex. For sex, the higher percentage of pediatric cancer females vs males discussed by MDTs may indicate a sex-mediated pattern for a given type of cancer.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Implementing multidisciplinary care
Title of image: Percentage of pediatric patients with cancer who were referred/discussed by a multidisciplinary care team prior to treatment in 2019
Text description: Overall: 87%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Implementing multidisciplinary care
Title of image: Percentage of pediatric patients with cancer who were referred/discussed by a multidisciplinary care team prior to treatment in 2019, by sex and age group
Text description:
By sex:

  • Male: 78.3%
  • Female: 94.1%

By age group:

  • Age 0 to 3: 81.8%
  • Age 4 to 6: 88.9%
  • Age 7 to 12: 80.0%
  • Age 13 to 16: 90.0%

Caveats/limitations: Reporting breakdown by sex may be inadvertently misleading. Which pediatric or GI cancer cases are to be discussed by multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) is likely informed by the patient’s cancer diagnosis, not their sex. For sex, the higher percentage of pediatric cancer females vs males discussed by MDTs may indicate a sex-mediated pattern for a given type of cancer.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 3 Action 2: Eliminate low-benefit practices and adopt high-value practices

Topic: Reducing unnecessary screening and follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of women aged 18-20 or >69 that received a Pap test between 2014-2016
Text description: Age 18 to 20 or Age over 69: 10.5%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Reducing unnecessary screening and follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of women aged 21-69 who had two or more screening Pap tests completed within 36 months of the index Pap test (by interval; these individuals have completed specified tests despite having a normal screening result for the index Pap test)
Text description: Age 21 to 69: 8.8%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Reducing unnecessary screening and follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of women aged 40-49 or >74 who received a BreastCheck mammogram between 2017-2018
Text description: Age 40 to 49 or Age over 74: 1.2%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Reducing unnecessary screening and follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of women aged 40-49 or >74 who received a BreastCheck mammogram between 2017-2018, by Regional Health Authority
Text description:
By Regional Health Authority:

  • Winnipeg 0.9%
  • Southern: 1.2%
  • Interlake-Eastern: 1.7%
  • Prairie Mountain 2.2%
  • Northern: 0.7%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Reducing unnecessary screening and follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of women aged 50-72 who completed two or more screening mammograms within 24 months of the index mammogram date (by interval; individuals have completed specified tests despite having a normal screening result for the index mammogram)
Text description: Overall: 0.07%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Reducing unnecessary screening and follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of women aged 50-72 who completed two or more screening mammograms within 24 months of the index mammogram date, by Regional Health Authority (by interval; individuals have completed specified tests despite having a normal screening result for the index mammogram)
Text description: Winnipeg 0.06%, and non-Winnipeg 0.08%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 4 Action 1: Provide better services and care adapted to the specific needs of underserved groups

Topic: Increasing support to help patients navigate the system
Title of image: Percentage of rural/remote patients with cancer who accessed CCMB’s Navigation Services in 2019
Text description: Overall: 24.3%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Increasing support to help patients navigate the system
Title of image: Percentage of rural/remote patients with cancer who accessed CCMB’s Navigation Services in 2019, by sex, Regional Health Authority, and age
Text description:
By sex:

  • Male: 23.4%
  • Female: 25.4%

By Regional Health Authority:

  • Northern: 34.0%
  • Interlake-Eastern: 17.7%
  • Southern: 28.9%
  • Prairie Mountain 26.3%

By age group:

  • Age under 30: 32.5%
  • Age 31 to 40: 26.5%
  • Age 41 to 50: 23.3%
  • Age 51 to 60: 28.9%
  • Age 61 to 70: 24.4%
  • Age 71 to 80: 25.3%
  • Age 81 to 90: 19.8%
  • Age 91 to 100: 6.4%

Caveats/limitations: Stratifying by Regional Health Authority (RHA) is problematic, given that Manitoba physicians, especially those working at Community Cancer Program (CCP) sites may regularly work at more than one location/RHA.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 4 Action 2: Ensure rural and remote communities have the resources required to better serve their people

Topic: Increasing access to supportive care services
Title of image: Percentage of rural/remote cancer patients who accessed psychosocial services in the same fiscal year they got diagnosed (FY2020/2021)
Text description: Overall: 5.2%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Increasing access to supportive care services
Title of image: Percentage of rural/remote cancer patients who accessed psychosocial services in the same fiscal year they got diagnosed (FY2020/2021), by sex, age group, and Regional Health Authority
Text description:
By sex:

  • Male: 3.6%
  • Female: 6.9%

By Regional Health Authority:

  • Northern: 5.0%
  • Interlake-Eastern: 2.0%
  • Southern: 8.9%
  • Prairie Mountain: 4.4%

By age group:

  • Age 30 and under: 10.9%
  • Age 31 to 40: 8.6%
  • Age 41 to 50: 12.8%
  • Age 51 to 60: 6.1%
  • Age 61 to 70: 5.8%
  • Age 71 to 80: 2.8%
  • Age 81 and over to 90: 1.8%

Caveats/limitations: Winnipeg was not included as it is not rural.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 5 Action 1: Integrate the full spectrum of information and support services to ensure people are fully supported throughout the cancer experience

Topic: Improving access to shared medical records
Title of image: Percent of family/general practitioners making use of ARIA (CCMB’s electronic medical record) in 2019
Text description: Overall: 42.7%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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