Leading Causes of Death in St. Catharines

In St. Catharines, the leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64 are similar to those of Niagara region.

Leading Cause of Death in Males (0-64 years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Ischaemic heart disease 15.8%Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%
Lung cancer 10.6%Lung cancer 8.5%
Intentional self-harm 5.0%Intentional self-harm 5.3%
Colorectal cancer 4.5%Transport accidents 4.2%
Cancer of lymph, blood and related 3.3%Colorectal cancer 4.1%
Leading Cause of Death in Females (0-64 years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Lung cancer 10.0%Lung cancer 10.9%
Ischaemic heart disease 8.8%Breast cancer 8.3%
Breast cancer 8.2%Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
Cerebrovascular diseases 4.5%Colorectal cancer 4.9%
Colorectal cancer 4.3%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.

Females

For females aged 0-64, St. Catharines and Niagara share the same leading causes of death: lung cancer, ischaemic heart disease, breast cancer, cerebrovascular diseases and colorectal cancer.

Males

For males aged 0-64, St. Catharines and Niagara share ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and intentional self-harm as leading causes of death. The only difference is that St. Catharines reports cancers of lymph, blood and related as the remaining cause of death, while Niagara lists transportation accidents as the remaining leading cause of death.

Leading Cause of Death in Males (65+ years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Ischaemic heart disease 24.7%Ischaemic heart disease 26.2%
Lung cancer 7.2%Lung cancer 7.7%
Cerebrovascular diseases 6.7%Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.7%Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4%
Diabetes mellitus 4.4%Diabetes mellitus 4.7%
Leading Cause of Death in Females (65+ years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Ischaemic heart disease 24.0%Ischaemic heart disease 26.4%
Cerebrovascular diseases 11.0%Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1%
Lung cancer 5.1%Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 5.3%
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 4.6%Lung cancer 5.2%
Diabetes mellitus 4.2%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 St. Catharines, the leading causes of death among males and females over the age of 65 are the same as those of Niagara region.


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