Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Income

Overall

There were more than 3,200 hospital admissions among residents of Simcoe Muskoka for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) between 2011 and 2015, which accounted for two per cent of all hospitalizations during this time period. 

The age-standardized hospitalization rate for DM in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 118.0 (109.1, 126.9) per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 99.5 (97.8, 101.1) per 100,000 population.

The trend in DM hospitalizations for both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario shows a significant decline from the mid 2000’s onwards. The DM hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka were consistently above the provincial rates through-out this thirteen-year period of time. The standardized morbidity ratio (SMR) for DM hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka compared with Ontario was 1.22 (1.20, 1.25), which means that there was a 22 per cent greater DM hospitalization experience in Simcoe Muskoka relative to Ontario between 2003 and 2015. 

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By Sex

In 2015, the age-standardized DM hospitalization rate among Simcoe Muskoka males was 143.8 (129.9, 157.8) per 100,000, which was significantly higher than the female rate of 94.3 (83.0, 105.5) per 100,000. The DM hospitalization rate for both Ontario males and females were significantly lower than the comparable Simcoe Muskoka rate in 2015.

Both the male and female DM rates demonstrate a significant downward trend over the eleven-year period from 2005 to 2015. The DM rates among males in Simcoe Muskoka have been consistently higher than the female rate for this time period.

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By Age Group

Hospitalizations for DM increases with age. The age-specific rate for DM hospitalizations between 2003 and 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among those 75 years and older at 386.0 (368.1, 404.0) hospital discharges per 100,000 population. The Simcoe Muskoka age-specific DM hospitalization rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates for all age groups among adults 20 years and older.

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By Income

For the time period from 2011 to 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, hospitalizations 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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