Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Grimsby

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (0-64 years)
Grimsby Niagara region
1 Live born infants according to place of birth 7.4% Live born infants according to place of birth 6.2%
2 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.9% Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.5%
3 Complications of surgical and medical care 3.5% Acute myocardial infarction 3.0%
4 Diabetes mellitus 2.7% Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9%
5 Acute myocardial infarction 2.5% Diabetes mellitus 2.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (0-64 years)
Grimsby Niagara region
1 Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 23.4% Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 21.4%
2 Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 15.9% Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.8%
3 Live born infants according to place of birth 4.6% Live born infants according to place of birth 4.1%
4 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 1.9% Mood, affective disorders 2.1%
5 Complications of surgical and medical care 1.7% Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.0%

Source: Causes of Hospitalization, 2003-2007, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Grimsby, the leading causes for hospitalization among males and females aged 0-64 are quite similar to those of Niagara region, but do have some differences.

Females

For females aged 0-64, Grimsby and Niagara list complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery), complications of pregnancy (antenatal), births, and disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight among the leading causes of hospitalization. The only difference between Grimsby and Niagara is that in Grimsby, complications of surgical and medical care is reported whereas, in Niagara mood and affective disorders is reported.

Males

For males aged 0-64, both Grimsby and Niagara share the same leading causes of hospitalization as indicated in the table above.

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (65+ years)
Grimsby Niagara region
1 Heart failure 6.3% Heart failure 5.3%
2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.8% Acute myocardial infarction 4.9%
3 Acute myocardial infarction 3.7% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.7%
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.0% Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5%
5 Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9% Pneumonia 3.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (65+ years)
Grimsby Niagara region
1 Cerebrovascular diseases 4.9% Heart failure 5.7%
2 Fracture of femur 4.7% Fracture of femur 4.8%
3 Heart failure 4.1% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.3%
4 Heart arrhythmias 3.3% Acute myocardial infarctio 4.2%
5 Complications of surgical and medical care 3.3% Cerebrovascular diseases 3.9%

Source: Causes of Hospitalization, 2003-2007, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Grimsby, the leading causes for hospitalizations among males and females aged 65+ are similar to those of Niagara region.

Females

For females over the age of 65, Grimsby and Niagara list cerebrovascular diseases, fracture of the femur and heart failure among the leading causes of death. The only difference between Grimsby and Niagara is that in Grimsby, heart arrhythmias and complications of surgical and medical care are reported, whereas in Niagara, acute myocardial infarction and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are reported.

Males

For males over the age of 65, the only difference between the Niagara region and Grimsby is that in Grimsby, the fifth leading cause of hospitalization among males was complications of surgical and medical care while for Niagara it was pneumonia.


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