For many of us, these are theyears during which we examineour lifestyles and adopt healtheirbehaviours such as healthy eating,active living, making strong socialties, drinking responsibly andquitting tobacco.
As we age, we face more healthrisks. For example, the risk of cancerin our 50s is over two times morethan in our 40s.
About 30% of Albertans say theyhave one or more chronic healthconditions. The number rises to76% if you’re 65 or older.
30s 40s 50s
7,875 5,389 7,550 12,335
stroke back pain
hypertension diabetes ischemic
Screenings and care Screeningsfor osteoporosis, heart disease,degenerative eye diseases andhepatitis C can start in your 60s.
38.4%of Canadians over 20 have at leastone of the 10 most common chronicdiseases, including heart disease,cancer, diabetes and depression.
Screenings and care Women startyearly mammogram screenings forbreast cancer; men start yearly fecalimmunochemical tests for colorectalcancer. Screenings for cholesteroland diabetes start and continuethrough life.
New cases of cancer forAlbertans in their 50s in 2015
17.4%of new cases inwomen arebreast cancer
13.2%of new casesin men areprostate cancer
Screenings and care Womenstart cervical cancer screeningsevery three years. Family doctorsstart taking regular blood pressuremeasurements.
10 to 20xMore frequentcases of lungcancer forsmokers;cases of heartdisease doubles
80%of all people willexperience backpain; being activeand developingmuscle strengthcan help prevent it