Emergency Department Visits

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 14,102 emergency department visits for all unintentional injuries among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 13,579.1 (13,350.0, 13,808.1) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 9,757.2 (9,740.9, 9,773.5) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have remained stable, with rates for Chatham-Kent being higher than rates for the province overall.
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for all unintentional injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for all unintentional injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • Those under the age of 45 and 75 years and older experienced significantly higher rates compared to all other age groups. 
  • In Chatham-Kent, the rates for all age groups were significantly higher compared to rates for Ontarians of the same age groups.
Rate of ED visits for all unintentional injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Rate of ED visits for all unintentional injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Males experienced significantly higher rates compared to females.
  • Chatham-Kent males and females experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontario males and females.
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for all unintentional injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for all unintentional injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Hospitalizations

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 699 hospitalizations for all unintentional injuries among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 559.6 (516.5, 602.7) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 466.9 (463.4, 470.3) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have remained relatively stable with rates for Chatham-Kent being higher than rates for the province overall.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for all unintentional injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • Above the age of 45, hospitalization rates increased significantly with increasing age.
  • In Chatham-Kent, the rates among those aged 20 to 44 and 65 to 74 were significantly higher than rates for Ontarians of the same age groups.
Hospitalization rate for all unintentional injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Hospitalization rate for all unintentional injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Males experienced significantly higher hospitalization rates compared to females.
  • The rate for Chatham-Kent males was significantly higher than the rate for Ontario males.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for all unintentional injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for all unintentional injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 38 deaths from all unintentional injuries among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 30.2 (20.2, 40.3) per 100,000 which was similar to the rate of 32.1 (31.2, 33.0) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for the province have remained fairly stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated and been higher than the province overall.
Age-standardized mortality rate for all unintentional injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for all unintentional injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Those 75 years and older experienced significantly higher rates compared to all other age groups.
Mortality rate for all unintentional injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate for all unintentional injuries, 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.
Age-standardized mortality rate for all unintentional injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for all unintentional injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015