Leading Causes of Hospitalization in West Lincoln

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (0-64 years)
West Lincoln Niagara region
1 Live born infants according to place of birth 8.4% Live born infants according to place of birth 6.2%
2 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 4.6% Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 3.5%
3 Acute myocardial infarction 3.3% Acute myocardial infarction 3.0%
4 Fracture of lower leg, including ankle 2.5% Complications of surgical and medical care 2.9%
5 Complications of surgical and medical care 2.1% Diabetes mellitus 2.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (0-64 years)
West Lincoln Niagara region
1 Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 23.0% Complications of pregnancy (labour and delivery) 21.4%
2 Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 15.4% Complications of pregnancy (antenatal) 14.8%
3 Live born infants according to place of birth 4.7% Live born infants according to place of birth 4.1%
4 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.1% Mood, affective disorders 2.1%
5 Complications of surgical and medical care 2.0% 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 West Lincoln, the leading causes for hospitalization among males and females aged 0-64 are quite similar to those of the Niagara region, although there are some differences.

Females

For West Lincoln and Niagara females aged 0-64, the only difference is that in West Lincoln complications of surgical and medical care is a leading cause of hospitalizations, whereas, mood and affective disorders are reported for Niagara.

Males

For males aged 0-64, the difference between West Lincoln and Niagara is that West Lincoln reports fractures of the lower leg (including the ankle) as one of the leading causes of hospitalization, whereas Niagara reports diabetes.

Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Males (65+ years)
West Lincoln Niagara region
1 Heart failure 6.2% Heart failure 5.3%
2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 6.0% Acute myocardial infarction 4.9%
3 Complications of surgical and medical care 4.6% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.7%
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 4.3% Cerebrovascular diseases 3.5%
5 Acute myocardial infarction 3.1% Pneumonia 3.1%
Leading Causes of Hospitalization in Females (65+ years)
West Lincoln Niagara region
1 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 5.0% Heart failure 5.7%
2 Heart failure 4.5% Fracture of femur 4.8%
3 Acute myocardial infarction 4.5% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.3%
4 Fracture of femur 3.7% Acute myocardial infarction 4.2%
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 3.2% 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 West Lincoln, the leading causes of hospitalizations among males and females aged 65+ are similar to Niagara region.

Females

For females aged 65+, West Lincoln and Niagara report identical leading causes of hospitalization as indicated in the table above.

Males

For males aged 65+, the difference between West Lincoln and Niagara is that West Lincoln reports complications of surgical and medical care among the leading causes of hospitalization, whereas Niagara lists pneumonia.


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