Leading Causes of Death in Niagara Falls

Leading Causes of Death in Males (0-64 years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Ischaemic heart disease 13.2% Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%
2 Lung cancer 8.4% Lung cancer 8.5%
3 Intentional self-harm 5.8% Intentional self-harm 5.3%
4 Colorectal cancer 5.0% Transport accidents 4.2%
5 Diabetes mellitus 4.3% Colorectal cancer 4.1%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (0-64 years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Lung cancer 10.6% Lung cancer 10.9%
2 Breast cancer 9.1% Breast cancer 8.3%
3 Ischaemic heart disease 9.1% Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
4 Colorectal cancer 4.7% Colorectal cancer 4.9%
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.6% 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 Niagara Falls, the leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64 are similar to those of the Niagara region.

Females

For females aged 0-64, Niagara Falls and Niagara share the same top leading causes of death.

Males

For males aged 0-64, Niagara Falls and Niagara share ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, intentional self-harm and colorectal cancer among the leading causes of death. The only difference between Niagara Falls and Niagara is that in Niagara Falls, diabetes mellitus is also reported, whereas in Niagara, transport accidents are reported.

Leading Causes of Death in Males (65+ years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Ischaemic heart disease 27.9% Ischaemic heart disease 26.2%
2 Lung cancer 8.2% Lung cancer 7.7%
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 6.5% Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1%
4 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.9% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4%
5 Prostate cancer 4.9% Diabetes mellitus 4.7%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (65+ years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Ischaemic heart disease 27.2% Ischaemic heart disease 26.4%
2 Cerebrovascular diseases 8.7% Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1%
3 Dementia and Alzheimer Disease 6.0% Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 5.3%
4 Lung cancer 5.6% Lung cancer 5.2%
5 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.6% 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 Niagara Falls, 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, both Niagara Falls and Niagara list ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and lung cancer among the leading causes of death. The only difference between Niagara Falls and Niagara is that in Niagara Falls, chronic lower respiratory disease is also reported, whereas in Niagara, diabetes mellitus is reported.

Males

For males over the age of 65, Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls and Niagara is that in Niagara Falls, prostate cancer is also reported, whereas, in Niagara diabetes mellitus is reported.


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