Leading Causes of Hospitalization in St. Catharines

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

Leading Cause of Hospotalization in Males (0-64 years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Live born infants according to place of birth 4.6%Live born infants according to place of birth 6.2%
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.1%Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.5%
Diabetes mellitus 2.8%Acute myocardial infarction 3.0%
Acute myocardial infarction 2.6%Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9%
Complications of surgical and medical care 2.6%Diabetes mellitus 2.1%
Leading Cause of Hospotalization in Females (0-64 years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 16.6%Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 21.4%
Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.2%Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.8%
Live born infants according to place of birth 3.4%Live born infants according to place of birth 4.1%
Complications of surgical and medical care 2.2%Mood, affective disorders 2.1%
Mood, affective disorders 1.8%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.

Females

For females aged 0-64, the only difference between St. Catharines and Niagara for the leading causes of hospitalization is that St. Catharines reported complications of surgical and medical care and Niagara reported disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight.

Males

St. Catharines and Niagara share the same leading causes of hospitalization- birth, disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, diabetes mellitus, acute myocardial infarction, and complications of surgical and medical care.

Leading Cause of Hospotalization in Males (65+ years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Heart failure 5.5%Heart failure 5.3%
Acute myocardial infarction 5.3%Acute myocardial infarction 4.9%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 4.7%Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 4.7%
Pneumonia 3.9%Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5%
Cerebrovascular diseases 3.3%Pneumonia 3.1%
Leading Cause of Hospotalization in Females (65+ years)
St. CatharinesNiagara
Heart failure 4.6%Heart failure 5.7%
Fracture of femur 4.5%Fracture of femur 4.8%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 4.3%Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis 4.3%
Acute myocardial infarction 4.2%Acute myocardial infarction 4.2%
Cerebrovascular diseases 3.4%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 St. Catharines, the leading causes for hospitalizations among males and females aged 65+ are the same as those of Niagara region.


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