Emergency Department Visits

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 517 emergency department visits for traumatic brain injuries among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 516.3 (471.1, 561.4) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 331.8 (328.7, 334.8) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates locally and provincially have been increasing with rates for Chatham-Kent generally being higher than Ontario.
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for traumatic brain injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for traumatic brain injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • Those under the age of 20 had significantly higher rates compared to any other age group. 
  • In Chatham-Kent, the rates for age groups under 65 years were significantly higher than rates for Ontarians of the same age groups.
Rate of ED visits for traumatic brain injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Rate of ED visits for traumatic brain injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Males experienced significantly higher rates than females. 
  • Chatham-Kent males and females experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontario males and females
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for traumatic brain injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits for traumatic brain injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017

Hospitalizations

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 79 hospitalizations for traumatic brain injuries among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 69.1 (53.4, 84.9) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 43.5 (42.4, 44.5) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have increased with rates for Chatham-Kent being higher than the province overall.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for traumatic brain injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for traumatic brain injuries, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • For Ontario, hospitalization rates increased significantly with increasing age, above the age of 19. A similar trend was seen for Chatham-Kent, however the differences between age groups were not significant.
  • The rates in Chatham-Kent among those aged 20 to 64 were significantly higher than rates provincially for the same age groups.
Hospitalization rate for traumatic brain injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Hospitalization rate for traumatic brain injuries, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Males experienced significantly higher hospitalization rates than females. 
  • Chatham-Kent males experienced significantly higher rates than Ontario males.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for traumatic brain injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for traumatic brain injuries, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017