EDI featured in Hamilton Vital Signs report

The Early Development Instrument has been included in Hamilton’s 2018 Vital Signs report as a key measure of the city’s health.

The report includes data from 10 key areas of community life:

The report shows that Hamilton’s overall EDI vulnerability rate has remained relatively stable at 31%.

Looking at the individual EDI domains shows Hamilton children are improving in certain areas and struggling in others.

  • Vulnerability has decreased in:
    • Language and Cognitive Development
    • Communication Skills and General Knowledge
  • Vulnerability has increased in:
    • Emotional Maturity
    • Physical Health and Well-Being

These trends largely mirror those of the province as a whole.

The report also includes the difference in vulnerability between city wards, highlighting the disparity in children’s developmental health outcomes.

EDI Hamilton ward vulnerability
Photo by Hamilton Vital Signs report

You can read the full report online.