Incidence

Overall Trend
  • In 2014 there were 708 new cases of cancer among Chatham-Kent residents. 
  • The incidence rate was 561.6 (519.5, 603.6) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 531.2 (527.5, 535.0) per 100,000 for Ontario. 
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have been declining, with rates in Chatham-Kent generally higher than rates for the province overall. 
Age-standardized incidence rate for all cancers, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for all cancers, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
By Age Group
  • Incidence rates increased significantly with increasing age.
  • In Chatham-Kent, those aged 30 to 49 experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontarians of the same age group. 
Incidence rate for all cancers, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Incidence rate for all cancers, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher incidence rates than Ontario females. 
  • A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
Age-standardized incidence rate for all cancers, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for all cancers, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015 there were 302 cancer deaths among Chatham-Kent residents. 
  • The mortality rate was 223.6 (198.0, 249.3) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 189.6 (187.3, 191.8) per 100,000 for Ontario. 
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have been gradually declining, with rates in Chatham-Kent generally higher than rates for the province overall. 
Age-standardized mortality rate for all cancers, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
    • Mortality rates increased significantly with increasing age.
    • In Chatham-Kent, those aged 30 to 49 and 65 to 79 experienced significantly higher rates compared Ontarians of the same age groups.
    Mortality rate for all cancers, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
    Mortality rate for all cancers, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
    By Sex
    • Ontario males experienced significantly higher mortality rates than Ontario females. 
    • A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant. 
    Age-standardized mortality rate for all cancers, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
    Age-standardized mortality rate for all cancers, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015