Hospitalizations

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 319 hospitalizations due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 224.5 (199.5, 249.5) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 176.3 (174.2, 178.4) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have remained fairly stable with rates in Chatham-Kent being higher than the province overall.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for COPD, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for COPD, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003- 2017
By Age Group
  • Above the age of 20, hospitalization rates increased significantly with increasing age.
  • The rates in Chatham-Kent among those 45 to 74 were significantly higher than Ontarians of the same age group.
Hospitalization rate for COPD, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Hospitalization rate for COPD, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Males experienced significantly higher hospitalization rates compared to females.
  • The rate for Chatham-Kent males was significantly higher compared to Ontario males.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for COPD, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for COPD, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 78 deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 53.7 (41.6, 65.8) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 27.1 (26.2, 27.9) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially have remained stable, while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated and have been generally higher than rates for Ontario overall.
Age-standardized mortality rate for COPD, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for COPD, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Provincially, mortality rates increased significantly with increasing age. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however, only the 75 and older age group experienced a significantly higher rate compared to younger age groups.
  • The mortality rate among Chatham-Kent residents aged 45 to 64 and 75 years and older were significantly higher than the rates among Ontarians of the same age groups.
Mortality rate for COPD, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate for COPD, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher mortality rates compared to Ontario females. The opposite trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
  • The rate for Chatham-Kent females was significantly higher compared to Ontario females.
Age-standardized mortality rate for COPD, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for COPD, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015