All Avoidable Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 311 deaths due to avoidable causes among Chatham-Kent residents. 
  • The mortality rate was 271.9 (241.0, 302.8) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 187.6 (185.3, 189.9) per 100,000 for Ontario. 
  • Over time, rates have declined locally and provincially, with rates for Chatham-Kent generally higher than rates for Ontario overall.
Age-standardized mortality rate from avoidable causes, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate from avoidable causes, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Rates increased significantly with increasing age, above the age of 20.
  • The rates in Chatham-Kent among those aged 20 and older were significantly higher than Ontarians of the same age groups.
Mortality rate from avoidable causes, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate from avoidable causes, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
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.
  • Chatham-Kent males and females experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontario males and females.
Age-standardized mortality rate from avoidable causes, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate from avoidable causes, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015

Preventable Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were approximately 210 deaths due to preventable causes among Chatham-Kent residents 
  • The mortality rate was 184.5 (159.0, 210.0) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 120.1 (118.3, 121.9) 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 from preventable causes, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate from preventable causes, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Rates increased significantly with increasing age. 
  • The rates in Chatham-Kent among those aged 20 and older were significantly higher than rates for Ontarians of the same age groups.
Mortality rate from preventable causes, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate from preventable causes, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
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. 
  • Chatham-Kent males and females experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontario males and females.
Age-standardized mortality rate from preventable causes, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate from preventable causes, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015

Treatable Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were approximately 100 deaths due to treatable causes among Chatham-Kent residents 
  • The mortality rate was 87.4 (70.0, 104.8) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 67.5 (66.1, 68.9) 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 from treatable causes, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate from treatable causes, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Rates increased significantly with increasing age, above the age of 20.
Mortality rate from treatable causes, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate from treatable causes, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher mortality rates than 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 from treatable causes, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate from treatable causes, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015