Emergency Department Visits

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 910 emergency department visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 927.2 (865.9, 988.4) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 607.8 (603.7, 611.8) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for the province have remained stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have shown an increase in recent years and have been higher than the province overall.
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • In Chatham-Kent, those between the ages of 20 to 44 had significantly higher rates compared to all other age groups, while for the province overall, those aged 65 to 74 experienced the highest rate.
  • The rates in Chatham-Kent for those under the age of 65 were significantly higher compared to rates for Ontarians of the same age groups, while the rate among those aged 65 to 74 was significantly lower compared to same-aged Ontarians.
Rate of ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by age, Chatham-Kent, Ontario and Sub-regions, 2017
Rate of ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by age, Chatham-Kent, Ontario and Sub-regions, 2017
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher 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 rate of ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Hospitalizations

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 112 hospitalizations for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 109.6 (88.8, 130.4) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 49.0 (47.8, 50.1) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for the province have remained stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated, showing an increasing trend in most recent years.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • Ontarians 75 and older experienced significantly higher rates compared to those younger than 75. 
  • In Chatham-Kent, those aged 20 to 44 and 65 to 74 experienced the highest rates, but the differences between age groups were not significant.
  • The rates in Chatham-Kent among those under age 45 and those aged 65 to 74 were significantly higher than rates provincially for the same age groups.
Hospitalization rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Hospitalization rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, 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 injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 7 deaths from injuries due to motor vehicle collisions among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 7.4 (1.8, 13.0) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 4.4 (4.0, 4.7) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for the province have remained fairly stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated, showing a decrease in most recent years.
Age-standardized mortality rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Ontarians 75 years and older experienced significantly higher rates compared to other age groups.
Mortality rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, 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 motor vehicle collisions, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for motor vehicle collisions, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015