Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Diabetes Emergency Visits

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Income


Overall

There were approximately 7,800 emergency visits among residents of Simcoe Muskoka for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) between 2011 and 2015, which accounted for approximately one per cent of all visits during this time period. 

The age-standardized rate for DM visits in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 274.1 (260.5, 287.7) per 100,000 population, which was significantly  higher than the Ontario rate of 235.3 (232.8, 237.9) per 100,000 population.

The trend in DM emergency visits for both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario increased significantly from 2003 to 2007 before flattening from 2007 to 2015. The DM visit rates in Simcoe Muskoka were consistently above the provincial rates through-out this period of time. The standardized morbidity ratio (SMR) for DM emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka compared with Ontario was 1.21 (1.20, 1.23), which means that there was a 22 per cent greater DM emergency visit experience in Simcoe Muskoka relative to Ontario between 2003 and 2015.

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By Sex

In 2015, the age-standardized DM emergency visit rate among Simcoe Muskoka males was 308.1 (287.5, 328.7) per 100,000, which was significantly higher than the female rate of 243.1 (225.0, 261.1) per 100,000. The DM emergency visit rate for both Ontario males and females was significantly lower than the Simcoe Muskoka rate in 2015.

The DM emergency visit rates among males increased significantly from 2003 to 2007 before flattening. The rates among females didn’t display any apparent trend over the 13-year period of time from 2003 to 2015. The DM emergency visit rates among males in Simcoe Muskoka have been significantly higher than the female rate for this entire time period.

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By Age Group

Emergency visits for DM increases with age (see figure three). The age-specific rate for DM emergency visits between 2003 and 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among those 75 years and older at 770.3 (745.0, 795.7) emergency visits per 100,000 population. The Simcoe Muskoka age-specific DM emergency visit rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates for all age groups over this 13-year period of time.

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By Income

For the time period from 2011 to 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, emergency visits for DM was significantly lower among those living in top income quintile when compared with those living in any of the other income quintiles, particularly among those living in the bottom 60 per cent of household income.

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