- In 2017, there were 195 hospitalizations due to stroke among Chatham-Kent residents.
- The rate was 139.4 (119.4, 159.4) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 112.3 (110.6, 114.0) per 100,000 for Ontario.
- Over time, provincially and locally rates have decreased slightly, with rates in Chatham-Kent being higher than the province overall.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for stroke, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
- Hospitalization rates increased significantly with increasing age in those 20 and older.
- In Chatham-Kent, the rate among those 65 to 74 was significantly higher than the rate in Ontario for the same age group.
Hospitalization rate for stroke, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
- Males experienced significantly higher hospitalization rates compared to females in Chatham-Kent and Ontario.
- The rate among Chatham-Kent males were significantly higher than Ontario males.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for stroke, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
- In 2015, there were 46 deaths due to stroke among Chatham-Kent residents.
- The mortality rate was 31.5 (22.2, 40.7) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 25.8 (25.0, 26.6) 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 stroke, 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.
- Those 75 years and older experienced significantly higher rates compared to younger age groups.