Leading Causes of Death in Fort Erie

Leading Causes of Death in Males (0-64 years)
Fort Erie Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 15.1% Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%
Lung cancer 10.8% Lung cancer 8.5%
Diabetes mellitus 7.0% Intentional self-harm 5.3%
Cirrhosis and other liver diseases 5.4% Transport accidents 4.2%
Intentional self-harm 4.9% Colorectal cancer 4.1%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (0-64 years)
Fort Erie Niagara region
Lung cancer 11.0% Lung cancer 10.9%
Cirrhosis and other liver diseases 6.8% Breast cancer 8.3%
Breast cancer 6.8% Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
Ischaemic heart disease 6.8% Colorectal cancer 4.9%
Diabetes mellitus 5.9% Cerebrovascular diseases 4.0%

Source: Causes of Death 2000-2004, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Fort Erie, the leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64 are similar to those of Niagara region with some notable differences.

Females

For females aged 0-64, lung cancer, breast cancer and ischaemic heart disease were listed among the leading causes of death for Fort Erie and Niagara. In Fort Erie however, cirrhosis and other liver related diseases and diabetes mellitus completed the list for females, while colorectal cancer and cerebrovascular diseases completed the list for females in Niagara.

Males

For males aged 0-64, Fort Erie and Niagara share ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer and intentional self-harm among the leading causes of death. That is where the similarities end. Fort Erie reports diabetes and cirrhosis and other liver related diseases whereas, Niagara lists transportation accidents and colorectal cancer.

Leading Causes of Death in Males (65+ years)
Fort
Erie
Niagara
region
Ischaemic heart disease 24.7% Ischaemic heart disease 26.2%
Lung cancer 9.4% Lung cancer 7.7%
Prostate cancer 6.2% Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4%
Cerebrovascular diseases 5.0% Diabetes mellitus 4.7%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (65+ years)
Fort
Erie
Niagara
region
Ischaemic heart disease 28.4% Ischaemic heart disease 26.4%
Lung cancer 6.8% Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1%
Cerebrovascular diseases 6.8% Dementia and Alzheimer Disease 5.3%
Diabetes mellitus 5.3% Lung cancer 5.2%
Dementia and Alzheimer Disease 5.3% Diabetes mellitus 4.8%

Source: Causes of Death 2000-2004, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Fort Erie, the leading causes of death among males and females over the age of 65 are similar to those of Niagara region.

Females

For females over the age of 65, Fort Erie and Niagara share the same leading causes of death.

Males

For males over the age of 65, both Fort Erie and Niagara list ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, cerebrovascular diseases and chronic lower respiratory disease among the leading causes of death. The only difference between Fort Erie and Niagara is that in Fort Erie, prostate cancer is also reported whereas in Niagara, diabetes mellitus is reported.


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