By Age Group
Cancer deaths data are derived from the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) operated by Cancer Care Ontario. The OCR contains information on Ontario residents who have died of all types of malignant cancers. Cancer sites were coded using the Third Edition of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO-3).
Over the nine years between 2004 and 2012, 66 Simcoe Muskoka females died of cervical cancer with an age-standardized mortality rate for females of all ages of 2.8 (2.1, 3.5) per 100,000 population. This was not significantly different from the Ontario female cervical cancer mortality rate of 2.4 (2.3, 2.6) per 100,000.
Figure one below shows the trend in cervical cancer mortality in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the twenty-seven year period from 1986 to 2012, grouped into three distinct time periods. The cervical cancer mortality rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario decreased significantly over these time-periods. Cervical cancer mortality was significantly higher among Simcoe Muskoka females when compared to the overall provincial rate for the earliest time period (1986 to 1994); however, the local rates were not significantly different from the provincial rates since 1995.
By Age Group
Cervical cancer mortality increases with age. The age-specific cervical cancer mortality rates for the nine years between 2004 and 2012 in Simcoe Muskoka were highest among older seniors 75 years of age and older at 7.7 (4.2, 12.9) deaths per 100,000 population. The age-specific cervical cancer mortality rates for Simcoe Muskoka females were not significantly different from the comparable provincial rates.