Hospitalizations

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 901 hospitalizations due to respiratory disease among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 696.8 (650.0, 743.7) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 608.1 (604.1, 612.0) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have remained stable in recent years with rates in Chatham-Kent being higher than the province overall.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for respiratory disease, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for respiratory disease, 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 aged 20 to 74 were significantly higher than Ontarians of the same age groups.
Hospitalization rate for respiratory disease, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Hospitalization rate for respiratory disease, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Males experienced significantly higher hospitalization rates compared to females.
  • Chatham-Kent males and females experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontario males and females.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for respiratory disease, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for respiratory disease, by sex, Chatham- Kent and Ontario, 2017

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 131 deaths due to respiratory disease among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 89.9 (74.3, 105.6) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 57.2 (56.0, 58.4) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially have remained stable, while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated and were generally higher than rates for Ontario overall.
Age-standardized mortality rate for respiratory disease, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for respiratory disease, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Mortality rates increased significantly with increasing age.
  • 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 respiratory disease, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate for respiratory disease, 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 differences between sexes was not significant.
  • The rate for Chatham-Kent females was significantly higher compared to Ontario females.
Age-standardized mortality rate for respiratory disease, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for respiratory disease, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015