Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Niagara Falls

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (0-64 years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Live born infants according to place of birth 5.0% Live born infants according to place of birth 6.2%
2 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.3% Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.5%
3 Diabetes mellitus 3.2% Acute myocardial infarction 3.0%
4 Complications of surgical and medical care 3.0% Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9%
5 Mood, affective disorders 3.0% Diabetes mellitus 2.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (0-64 years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 13.7% Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 21.4%
2 Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 10.6% Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.8%
3 Live born infants according to place of birth 3.9% Live born infants according to place of birth 4.1%
4 Mood, affective disorders 3.9% Mood, affective disorders 2.1%
5 Diabetes mellitus 2.5% 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 Niagara Falls, 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, Niagara Falls and Niagara list complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery), complications of pregnancy (antenatal), births, and mood and affective disorders among the leading causes of death. The only difference between Niagara Falls and Niagara is that in Niagara Falls, diabetes mellitus is reported, whereas, in Niagara disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight are reported.

Males

For Niagara Falls and Niagara, males aged 0-64, the only difference between the leading causes of hospitalization is that Niagara lists acute myocardial infarction and Niagara Falls lists mood and affective disorders in the top five causes of hospitalization.

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (65+ years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Heart failure 7.1 Heart failure 5.3
2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 5.8 Acute myocardial infarction 4.9
3 Acute myocardial infarction 5.7 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.7
4 Renal failure 4.0 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5 Pneumonia 3.1
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (65+ years)
Niagara Falls Niagara region
1 Heart failure 6.5 Heart failure 5.7
2 Fracture of femur 5.6 Fracture of femur 4.8
3 Acute myocardial infarction 4.5 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.3
4 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.2 Acute myocardial infarction 4.2
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 4.0 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 Niagara Falls, the leading causes for hospitalization among males and females aged 65+ are quite similar to those of Niagara region, but do have some differences.

Females

Females over the age of 65 in Niagara Falls and Niagara region share the same leading causes of hospitalization.

Males

For males over the age of 65, Niagara Falls and Niagara list heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular diseases as top causes of hospitalization. The only difference between Niagara Falls and Niagara is that in Niagara Falls, renal failure is also reported, whereas in Niagara, pneumonia is reported.


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