Incidence

Overall Trend
  • In 2014, there were 38 new cases of malignant melanoma among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The incidence rate was 31.9 (21.5, 42.2) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 25.9 (25.1, 26.8) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for Chatham-Kent have been relatively stable and generally higher than rates for the province overall.
Age-standardized incidence rate for malignant melanoma, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for malignant melanoma, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
By Age Group
  • In Ontario, incidence rates increased significantly with increasing age. A similar trend was observed in Chatham-Kent, however the differences between age groups were not significant.
Incidence rate for malignant melanoma, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Incidence rate for malignant melanoma, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher incidence rates than Ontario females, while locally, males and females experienced similar rates.
Age-standardized incidence rate for malignant melanoma, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for malignant melanoma, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015 there were 9 deaths due to malignant melanoma among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 6.7 (2.3, 11.2) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 3.3 (3.0, 3.6) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time mortality rates for the province have remained stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated at and below the provincial rates.
Age-standardized mortality rate for malignant melanoma, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for malignant melanoma, 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 the differences between age groups were not significant.
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 malignant melanoma, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for malignant melanoma, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015