Emergency Department Visits

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 137 emergency department visits for injuries due to intentional self-harm among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 160.6 (133.4, 187.7) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 154.9 (152.6, 157.1) 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 rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • Those between the ages of 10 to 19 had significantly higher rates of emergency department visits due to intentional self-harm compared to any other age group.
  • Those between the ages of 20 to 44 experienced the second highest rates, significantly higher than older age groups.
Rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
By Sex
  • Ontario females experienced significantly higher rates than Ontario males. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
Age-standardized rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, by sex, Chatham-Kent, Ontario and Sub-regions, 2017
Age-standardized rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, by sex, Chatham-Kent, Ontario and Sub-regions, 2017

Hospitalizations

Overall Trend
  • In 2017, there were 71 hospitalizations for injuries due to intentional self-harm among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 82.6 (63.1, 102.1) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 71.1 (69.6, 72.6) 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 intentional self-harm, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Age Group
  • Under the age of 75, hospitalization rates decreased significantly with increasing age for Ontarians. A similar trend was seen for Chatham-Kent, however the differences between age groups were not significant.
Hospitalization rate for injuries due to intentional self-harm, by age, Chatham-Kent, Ontario and Sub-regions, 2017
Mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
By Sex
  • Ontario females experienced significantly higher hospitalization rates compared to Ontario males. A similar trend was seen for Chatham-Kent, however the differences between sexes was not significant.  
  • The rate for Chatham-Kent males was significantly higher than Ontario males.
Age-standardized hospitalization rate for injuries due to intentional self-harm, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 15 deaths from injuries due to self-harm among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 16.0 (7.7, 24.2) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 10.8 (10.3, 11.4) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for the province have remained stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated, showing an increase in most recent years.
Age-standardized mortality rate for injuries due to intentional self-harm, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
By Age
  • Ontarians between the ages of 45 and 64 experienced significantly higher rates compared to other age groups.
Mortality rate for injuries due to intentional self-harm, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, 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 injuries due to intentional self-harm, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015