Leading Causes of Death in Thorold

Leading Causes of Death in Males (0-64 years)
Thorold Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 14.9% Ischaemic heart disease 15.3%
Lung cancer 7.4% Lung cancer 8.5%
Colorectal cancer 5.3% Intentional self-harm 5.3%
Transport accidents 5.3% Transport accidents 4.2%
Cancer of pancreas 5.3% Colorectal cancer 4.1%
Leading Causes of Death in Females (0-64 years)
Thorold Niagara region
Lung cancer 19.2% Lung cancer 10.9%
Breast cancer 11.5% Breast cancer 8.3%
Colorectal cancer 9.6% Ischaemic heart disease 7.4%
* Colorectal cancer 4.9%
* Cerebrovascular diseases 4.0%

* Data are limited and cannot be reported.
Source: Causes of Death 2000-2004, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Thorold, the five leading causes of death among males and females aged 0-64 are similar to Niagara region with some notable differences.

Females

For females aged 0-64, lung cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer were listed among the leading causes of death for Thorold and Niagara. In Thorold, data are limited and no other cause of death could be reported. In Niagara, ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases completed the leading causes of death for females.

Males

For males aged 0-64, Thorold and Niagara share ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and transportation accidents as leading causes of death. In addition, Thorold reports pancreatic cancer, while Niagara lists intentional self-harm.

Leading Causes of Death in Males (65+ years)
Thorold Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 31.2 Ischaemic heart disease 26.2
Lung cancer 8.0 Lung cancer 7.7
Cerebrovascular diseases 6.5 Cerebrovascular diseases 6.1
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4
Diabetes mellitus 4.9 Diabetes mellitus 4.7
Leading Causes of Death in Females (65+ years)
Thorold Niagara region
Ischaemic heart disease 28.1 Ischaemic heart disease 26.4
Cerebrovascular diseases 6.9 Cerebrovascular diseases 9.1
Breast cancer 6.5 Dementia and Alzheimer Disease 5.3
Lung cancer 5.1 Lung cancer 5.2
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3.7 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 Thorold, the leading causes of death among males and females over the age of 65 are similar to those of Niagara region.

Females

For females over the age of 65, both Thorold and Niagara list ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases and lung cancer among the leading causes of death. The differences include that in Thorold, breast cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases are reported, whereas in Niagara diabetes mellitus, and dementia and Alzheimer disease are reported.

Males

For males over the age of 65, Thorold and Niagara share the same five leading causes of death as indicated in the table above.


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