From 2003 to 2007, many of the leading causes of death in women were due to some type of cancer. Cancer of the lung and bronchus, breast, and colon, rectum and anus, make the list of the top five causes of death of women ages 0-64 in Niagara. In addition, ischaemic heart disease and cirrhosis and other liver diseases make the top five.
Ischaemic heart disease includes any problems that arise from circulation issues within the heart muscle. This includes heart attacks, amongst other problem.
Cerebrovascular disease is another type of cardiovascular disease which affects blood flow to the brain.
|Cause of death in females age 0-64 years||Percent|
|Cancer of the lung & bronchus||11.5%|
|Cancer of the breast||9.5%|
|Ischaemic heart disease||8.0%|
|Cancer of the colon, rectum and anus||4.5%|
Females ages 65 and over also have some of the same causes of death as younger females - ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and cancer of the lung and bronchus. In addition, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes complete the top five causes of death for females ages 65 and over. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are degenerative brain diseases that impact brain function.
Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the body either cannot produce or use insulin properly. This can lead to premature death or other complications.
|Cause of death in females age 65 years and over||Percent|
|Ischaemic heart disease||23.3%|
|Dementia and Alzheimer disease||7.0%|
|Cancer of the lung & bronchus||5.6%|
Similar to females, males age 0-64 have ischaemic heart disease, cancer of the lung and bronchus and cancer of the colon, rectum and anus are in the top five leading causes of death. In addition, intentional self-harm and transport accidents complete the top five list.
|Cause of death in males age 0-64 years||Percent|
|Ischaemic heart disease||15.7%|
|Cancer of the lung & bronchus||8.4%|
|Cancer of the colon, rectum and anus||3.8%|
Similar to females, ischaemic heart disease, cancer of the lung and bronchus, cerebrovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus are included in the top five list of leading causes of death in males age 65 and over. In addition, chronic lower respiratory diseases are included for males.
|Cause of death in males age 65 years and over||Percent|
|Ischaemic heart disease||23.6%|
|Cancer of the lung & bronchus||8.1%|
|Chronic lower respiratory diseases||5.2%|