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Did You Hear?

Overview

Published: 09/11/2012

Teenagers aged 12 to 17 spend 8.5 hours per week listening to a radio, down almost four hours from four years ago.

Canadians listen to a radio for an average of 19.5 hours per week.

HealthyOntario.com features information on specific health conditions, drug information, listings of local and regional health services close to the user, and links to other useful healthcare resources, such as a physician locator to help Ontarians find a family doctor in their community.

When it comes to what we wear to bed, 27% of consumers wear pyjamas, followed by a T-shirt (15%), shorts/boxers (15%), T-shirt and boxers (13%), while 9% wear nothing at all.

Forty percent of men prefer boxers to briefs (39%), while 10% choose boxer briefs as their underwear preference. Two-thirds of women prefer their men in boxers.

When judging a man's appearance women notice physical attributes first (40%), followed by attire (28%) and grooming (25%).

When judging a woman's appearance men notice physical attributes first (70%), followed by attire (19%) and grooming (7%).

The obesity rate in the U.S. is 30.9%, the highest of any country in the world. Canada's rate is 14.9%, while Japan's is 3.2%.

Household batteries are responsible for between 50% and 70% of all heavy metals found in landfills.

Nearly half of all homeowners plan to undertake a significant renovation within the next five years.

More than three-quarters of Canadians who are planning a renovation within the next five years say they intend to pay for it with cash from savings.

According to Census Canada, one in five Ontario tenant households now pay more than 50% of their income on rent.

Health experts say consuming over 300 milligrams a day of caffeine can cause health problems, including insomnia, headaches, irritability, nervousness, and spikes in blood pressure.

Over 472,000 Canadian households bought a home in 2002, spending $1.3 billion on furniture.

78,000 new cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were diagnosed in 2003. It's now the leading cause of blindness in Canadians over 50.

The population of the earth is roughly six billion people and is rising by 72 million a year.

A typical car produces four tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

The average person has about 40,000 worrisome thoughts a day.

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