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

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, the leading causes of hospitalization among males and females aged 0-64 are quite similar to those of Niagara region, but there are some differences.

Females (0-64 years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 17.5%Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 21.4%
2Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 16.5%Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.8%
3Live born infants according to place of birth 4.6%Live born infants according to place of birth 4.1%
4Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.0%Mood, affective disorders 2.1%
5Complications of surgical and medical care 1.6%Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.0%
Males (0-64 years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1Live born infants according to place of birth 4.2%Live born infants according to place of birth 6.2%
2Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.8%Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.5%
3Acute myocardial infarction 2.5%Acute myocardial infarction 3.0%
4Pneumonia 2.2%Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9%
5Inguinal hernia 2.1%Diabetes mellitus 2.1%

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

Females

The only difference between females aged 0-64 in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara is that Niagara-on-the-Lake reports complications of surgical and medical care, while Niagara reports mood and affective disorders as one of the leading causes of hospitalization.

Males

The difference between the leading causes of hospitalization for males aged 0-64 for Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara is that Niagara-on-the-Lake reports pneumonia and inguinal hernia and Niagara lists complications of surgical and medical care and diabetes mellitus.

Females (65+ years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1 Fracture of femur 5.4% Heart failure 5.7%
2 Pneumonia 3.8% Fracture of femur 4.8%
3 Acute myocardial infarction 3.7% Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 4.3%
4 Heart failure 3.4% Acute myocardial infarction 4.2%
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.9%
Males (65+ years)
Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara region
1 Heart failure 5.5% Heart failure 5.3%
2 Acute myocardial infarction 5.1% Acute myocardial infarction 4.9%
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.2% Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 4.7%
4 Pneumonia 3.2% Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5%
5 Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 3.0% Pneumonia 3.1% Arthrosis of knee 3.2%

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

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, the leading causes of hospitalizations among males and females aged 65+ are similar to those of the Niagara region with differences with differences found between females of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara.

Females

For females over the age of 65, the differences between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara are that in Niagara-on-the-Lake, pneumonia and arthrosis of the knee are listed among the leading causes of hospitalization, while Niagara lists chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cerebrovascular diseases.

Males

Males in Niagara-on-the-Lake over the age of 65 share the same leading causes of hospitalization as males in the Niagara region.


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