Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Welland

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (0-64 years)
Welland Niagara region
1 Live born infants according to place of birth 3.9% Live born infants according to place of birth 6.2%
2 Diabetes mellitus 3.4% Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.5%
3 Mood, affective disorders 3.3% Acute myocardial infarction 3.0%
4 Complications of surgical and medical care 3.2% Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9%
5 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.9% Diabetes mellitus 2.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (0-64 years)
Welland Niagara region
1 Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 13.0% Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 21.4%
2 Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 11.0% Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.8%
3 Live born infants according to place of birth 3.3% Live born infants according to place of birth 4.1%
4 Mood, affective disorders 2.4% Mood, affective disorders 2.1%
5 Complications of surgical and medical care 2.2% Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.0%

Source: Causes of Hospitalizations, 2003-2007, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Welland, the five leading causes for hospitalization among males and females aged 0-64 are quite similar to those of Niagara region, though with some differences.

Females

For Welland and Niagara, females aged 0-64, the only difference in causes for hospitalizations is that in Welland, complications of surgical and medical care completes the list, while in Niagara, disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight is reported.

Males

For males aged 0-64, Welland lists mood, affective disorders in contrast to Niagara which lists acute myocardial infarction as one of the top five causes of hospitalization.

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males(65+ years)
Welland Niagara region
1 Heart failure 7.0% Heart failure 5.3%
2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 6.3% Acute myocardial infarction 4.9%
3 Acute myocardial infarction 4.1% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.7%
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.6% Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5%
5 Diabetes mellitus 3.6% Pneumonia 3.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females(65+ years)
Welland Niagara region
1 Heart failure 5.8% Heart failure 5.7%
2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 5.1% Fracture of femur 4.8%
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.9% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.3%
4 Acute myocardial infarction 3.7% Acute myocardial infarction 4.2%
5 Conduction disorders, cardiac arrhythmias 3.6% Cerebrovascular diseases 3.9%

Source: Causes of Hospitalizations, 2003-2007, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Data last refreshed March 2009.

In Welland, the leading causes for hospitalizations among males and females aged 65+ are similar to those of the Niagara region with some differences.

Females

For females over the age of 65, the difference between Welland and Niagara is that Welland lists conduction disorders, cardiac arrhythmias as a leading cause for hospitalizations, while Niagara lists fracture of femur.

Males

For males over the age of 65, the only difference in causes of hospitalizations is that Welland lists diabetes mellitus, while Niagara lists pneumonia.


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