Incidence

Overall Trend
  • In 2014 there were 98 new cases of colorectal cancer among Chatham-Kent residents. 
  • The incidence rate was 77.2 (61.7, 92.8) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 60.1 (58.8, 61.4) per 100,000 for Ontario. 
  • Over time, rates locally and provincially have been relatively stable and generally higher than rates for the province overall.
Age-standardized incidence rate for colorectal cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for colorectal cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
By Age Group
  • For Ontario, incidence rates increased significantly with increasing age. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent among those aged 50 and older.
  • In Chatham-Kent, those aged 30 to 49 experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontarians of the same age group.
Incidence rate for colorectal cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Incidence rate for colorectal cancer, 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 colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 34 deaths due to colorectal cancer among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 24.7 (16.1, 33.2) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 20.8 (20.1, 21.5) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates have declined locally and provincially, with rates for Chatham-Kent generally higher than rates for Ontario.
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • For Ontario, mortality rates increased significantly with increasing age. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent among those aged 50 and older.
Mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher rates than Ontario females. The opposite trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015