Leading Causes of Death in Niagara-on-the-Lake

For Niagara-on-the-Lake, some of the data are limited for the leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64, and therefore, not all of them are reported. Of the causes of death reported, Niagara-on-the-Lake is somewhat different than Niagara.

Males (0-64 years)Females (0-64 years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara regionNiagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1Ischaemic heart disease 13.3%Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%Lung cancer 16.7%Lung cancer 10.9%
2Cancer of lymph, blood and related 10.7%Lung cancer 8.5%Breast cancer 13.0%Breast cancer 8.3%
3Lung cancer 6.7%Intentional self-harm 5.3%Ovarian cancer 9.3%Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
4Transport accidents 6.7%Transport accidents 4.2%*Colorectal cancer 4.9%
5*Colorectal cancer 4.1%*Cerebrovascular diseases 4.0%

* Data is limited and cannot be reported.

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

Females

For females aged 0-64, lung cancer and breast cancer were listed among the leading causes of death for both Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara. In Niagara-on-the-Lake however, ovarian cancer was listed while in Niagara colorectal cancer, ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular diseasess were listed.

Males

For males aged 0-64, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara share ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer and transportation accidents as the leading causes of death. Niagara-on-the-Lake also reports cancer of the lymph, blood and related while Niagara reports intentional self-harm and colorectal cancer.

Leading Causes of Death Age 65+

Females (65+ years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1Ischaemic heart disease 24.6%Ischaemic heart disease 26.4%
2Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 9.8%Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1%
3Cerebrovascular diseases 8.9% Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 5.3%
4Lung cancer 5.0%Lung cancer 5.2%
5Diabetes mellitus 3.7%Diabetes mellitus 4.8%
Males (65+ years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1Ischaemic heart disease 22.5%Ischaemic heart disease 26.2%
2Cerebrovascular diseases 10.2%Lung cancer 7.7%
3Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 6.7%Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1%
4Lung cancer 6.3%Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4%
5Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.8%Diabetes mellitus 4.7%

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

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara share the leading causes of death.

Males

For males over the age of 65, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara list ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, cerebrovascular diseases and chronic lower respiratory disease, among the leading causes of death. The only difference is that Niagara-on-the-Lake reports dementia and Alzheimer's disease, whereas in Niagara, diabetes mellitus is reported.


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