Leading Causes of Death in Port Colborne

Leading Causes of Death in Males (0-64 years)
Port Colborne Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 16.4% Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%
Transport accidents 9.5% Lung cancer 8.5%
Intentional self-harm 4.8% Intentional self-harm 5.3%
Prostate cancer 4.8% Transport accidents 4.2%
Colorectal cancer 4.8% Colorectal cancer 4.1%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (0-64 years)
Port Colborne Niagara region
Lung cancer 16.4% Lung cancer 10.9%
Breast cancer 8.2% Breast cancer 8.3%
Ischaemic heart disease 8.2% Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
Transport accidents 6.8% Colorectal cancer 4.9%
Cerebrovascular diseases 5.5% 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 Port Colborne, the leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64 are similar to those of Niagara region with only a couple of differences.

Females

For females aged 0-64, Port Colborne and Niagara share lung cancer, breast cancer, ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases as leading causes of death. The only difference for females aged 0-64 is Port Colborne reports transportation accidents and Niagara reports colorectal cancer.

Males

For males aged 0-64, ischaemic heart disease, transportation accidents, intentional self-harm and colorectal cancer were listed among the leading causes of death for Port Colborne and Niagara. In Port Colborne, prostate cancer completed the list for males, while lung cancer completed the list for males in Niagara.

Leading causes of Death in Males (65+ years)
Port Colborne Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 24.8% Ischaemic heart disease 26.2%
Lung cancer 8.9% Lung cancer 7.7%
Cerebrovascular diseases 5.8% Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.6% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4%
Diabetes mellitus 4.6% Diabetes mellitus 4.7%
Leading causes of Death in Females (65+ years)
Port Colborne Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 31.8% Ischaemic heart disease 26.4%
Diabetes mellitus 9.0% Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1%
Cerebrovascular diseases 7.4% Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease 5.3%
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 6.7% Lung cancer 5.2%
Lung cancer 5.3% 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 Port Colborne, the leading causes of death among males and females over the age of 65 are the same as those of Niagara region.

Females

For females over the age of 65, Port Colborne and Niagara share the same leading causes of death: ischaemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular diseases, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and lung cancer.

Males

For males over the age of 65, Port Colborne and Niagara share the same leading causes of death: Ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory diseases and diabetes.


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