Supplementary data: Prince Edward Island

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 in PE (aged ≥ 12) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2019
Text description: 16.2% for Prince Edward Island, and 14.7% for Canada
Caveats/limitations:

  • This indicator was reported using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Overall smoking rates are reported using 2019 data.
  • Individuals who did not respond to the required CCHS questions regarding smoking status were not included in the analysis.

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

  • Quintile 1 (Lower quintile): females: 9.5%; males: 21.5%
  • Quintile 2: females: 16.5%; male: 25.3%
  • Quintile 3: females: 19.0%; males: 23.7%
  • Quintile 4: females: 4.6%; males: 15.9%
  • Quintile 5 (Upper quintile): females: 22.5%; males: 11.7%

*Quintile: Household income divided into 5 levels
Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Keeping people smoke-free
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in PE (aged ≥ 18) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2019, by highest level of education
Text description:

  • Less than secondary school graduation: females: 21.7%; males: 37.6%
  • Secondary school graduation, no post-secondary education: females: 19.6%; males: 20.7%
  • Post-secondary certificate/diploma or university degree: females: 11.6%; males: 13.5%

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in PE (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2019
Text description: 72.8% for Prince Edward Island, and 65.9% for Canada
Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in PE (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2017-2018, by income quintile* and sex
Text description:

  • Quintile 1 (Lower quintile): females: 69.2%; males: 66.2%
  • Quintile 2: females: 65.5%; male: 78.5%
  • Quintile 3: females: 65.9%; males: 80.3%
  • Quintile 4: females: 70.2%; males: 78.0%
  • Quintile 5 (Upper quintile): females: 65.3%; males: 84.7%

*Quintile: Household income divided into 5 levels
Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in PE (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2017-2018, by sex
Text description: 78.5% for males, and 67.0% 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 students aged 12 completely vaccinated* for HPV in PE in 2019
Text description: 82.1% for males (age 12), and 84.0% for females (age 12)
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
*Complete vaccination = Three doses for ages 12+ before 2015. From 2015, only two doses = Complete vaccination
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Topic: Increasing HPV vaccination
Title of image: Percentage of students aged 12 completely vaccinated* for HPV in PE in 2019, by age
Text description:

  • Age 12: 82% males; 84% females
  • Age 13: 86% males; 86% females
  • Age 14: 90% males; 88% females
  • Age 15: 85% male; 84% females
  • Age 16: 81% males; 83% females
  • Age 17: 79% males; 85% females
  • Age 18: 78% males; 87% females
  • Age 19: 79% females
  • Age 20: 73% females
  • Age 21: 66% females
  • Age 22: 64% females

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
*Complete vaccination = Three doses for ages 12+ before 2015. From 2015, only two doses = Complete vaccination

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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 4 or later stage cancer diagnosis in PE in 2018
Text description: 52.7% for lung; 23.2% for colorectal; 19.6% for bladder (Stage 2 to 4 combined); 17.5% for melanoma (Stage 3 to 4 combined)
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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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 people in PE that had a FIT test in the past 2.5 years (Jul 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2019) or had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy in the past 10 years (Jan 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2019)
Text description:

  • Overall (Age 50 to 74): 59.9%
  • Age 50 to 54: 56.7%
  • Age 55 to 59: 54.6%
  • Age 60 to 64: 59.9%
  • Age 65 to 69: 66.9%
  • Age 70 to 74: 63.4%

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 pediatric patients in PE not treated in the adult cancer treatment centre who were discussed at the multidisciplinary discussions in 2019
Text description: Overall: 100%
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Implementing multidisciplinary care
Title of image: Percentage of adult patients with rectal cancer in PE discussed at multidisciplinary rounds or discussions in 2019
Text description: Overall: 33.3%
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: Optimizing screening and appropriate follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in PE aged 40-49 who were screened with mammography in 2019 (breast cancer by age)
Text description:

  • Overall (Age 40 to 49): 19.1%
  • Age 40 to 44: 15.3%
  • Age 45 to 49: 22.8%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Optimizing screening and appropriate follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in PE who had a second screen 11-18 months after first screen in 2018 (breast cancer by frequency)
Text description:

  • Overall (Age 50 to 74): 33.4%
  • Age 50 to 59: 30.4%
  • Age 60 to 69: 35.3%
  • Age 70 to 74: 35.6%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Optimizing screening and appropriate follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of people with a cervix in PE aged 18-24 who were screened with Pap test in 2017-19
Text description:

  • Overall (18-24): 42.1%
  • Age 18 to 20: 12.1%
  • Age 21 to 24: 63.4%

Caveats/limitations: Individuals with cervical cancer or hysterectomies were not excluded.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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