Leading Causes of Death in Pelham

Leading Causes of Death in Males (0-64 years)
Pelham Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 9.7% Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%
Intentional self-harm 6.5% Lung cancer 8.5%
Lung cancer 4.8% Intentional self-harm 5.3%
Pancreatic cancer 4.8% Transport accidents 4.2%
Brain cancer 4.8% Colorectal cancer 4.1%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (0-64 years)
Pelham Niagara region
Breast cancer 14.3% Lung cancer 10.9%
Colorectal cancer 11.4% Breast cancer 8.3%
Lung cancer 5.7% Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
Cerebrovascular diseases 5.7% Colorectal cancer 4.9%
Diabetes mellitus 5.7% 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 Pelham, the leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64 are similar to those of Niagara region with some notable differences.

Females

For females aged 0-64, both Pelham and Niagara report breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and cerebrovascular diseases leading causes of death. For Pelham, diabetes mellitus completes the list for females, while ischaemic heart disease completes the list for causes of death for females in Niagara.

Males

For males aged 0-64, Pelham and Niagara share ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer and intentional self-harm among the five leading causes of death. That is where the similarities end. Pelham reports pancreatic cancer and brain cancer, whereas Niagara reports transportation accidents and colorectal cancer.

Leading causes of death in Males (65+ years)
Pelham Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 24.4% Ischaemic heart disease 26.2%
Lung cancer 8.1% Lung cancer 7.7%
Prostate cancer 7.2% Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1%
Cancer of lymph, blood and related 5.7% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4%
Cerebrovascular diseases 4.3% Diabetes mellitus 4.7%
Leading causes of death in Females (65+ years)
Pelham Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 20.0% Ischaemic heart disease 26.4%
Cerebrovascular diseases 8.3% Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1%
Lung cancer 6.7% Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 5.3%
Diabetes mellitus 5.0% Lung cancer 5.2%
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 3.3% 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 Pelham, the leading causes of death among males and females over the age of 65 are similar to those of the Niagara region.

Females

For females over the age of 65, Pelham and Niagara share the same leading causes of death- ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases, lung cancer, diabetes, and dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Males

For males over the age of 65, both Pelham and Niagara list ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer and cerebrovascular diseases leading causes of death. The differences are that in Pelham, prostate cancer and cancer of the lymph, blood and related are reported, whereas in Niagara, chronic lower respiratory disease and diabetes mellitus are reported.


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