Frailty Index

The Frailty Index (FI) identifies Canadians more likely to have difficulty going about day-to-day activities in their communities due to their age, physical limitations, or health (especially conditions that are comorbidities of concern for COVID-19). Governments, health providers, retailers, restaurants, financial services and others can support these residents in running day-to-day errands, having home delivery services available (even as business closures ease) and providing help in understanding what precautions to take to protect themselves from infection. Every six-digit postal code in Canada has a Frailty Index. We included the following measures in this index:

• Population 65 years and older
• Self-reported health as poor or fair
• Self-reported presence of physical limitations
• Physically inactive
• Household income
• Prevalence of COPD, heart disease, cancer, asthma and diabetes

Additional Resources:
Frailty Index - Release Notes
Frailty Index - Variables List
Frailty Index - Metadata

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