Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Income

Overall

There were nearly 700 hospital stays for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) among residents of Simcoe Muskoka in 2016, 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 2016 was 116 (107.8, 125.5) hospitalizations per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 100 (99.5, 101.7) hospitalizations per 100,000 population.

The trend in DM hospitalizations for Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario did not show a significant change over the 14-year period from 2003 to 2016. The DM hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka were consistently above the provincial rates through-out this period of time.

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By Sex

In 2016, the age-standardized DM hospitalization rate among Simcoe Muskoka males was 125 (112.5, 138.7) hospitalizations per 100,000, which not significantly different from the female rate of 110 (97.9, 122.6) hospitalizations per 100,000. The DM hospitalization rate for Ontario females was significantly lower than the comparable Simcoe Muskoka rate in 2016; however, the difference between the Ontario and Simcoe Muskoka male rates were not statistically significant.

The male DM hospitalization rates demonstrated a significant downward trend over the 12-year period from 2005 to 2016; however, the female rates did not change significantly over this same time period. The DM rates among males in Simcoe Muskoka have been consistently higher than the female rates over this time period.

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By Age Group

Hospitalizations for DM increases with age. The age-specific rate for DM hospitalizations between 2011 and 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among those 75 years and older at 304.5 (282.9, 327.2) hospital discharges per 100,000 population. The Simcoe Muskoka age-specific DM hospitalization rates were not significantly different from the provincial rates for seniors 65 years of age and older; however, the Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates for all age groups less than 65 years.

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By Income

For the time period from 2011 to 2016 (combined), Simcoe Muskoka residents living in areas with the highest prevalence of low-income had more than double the rate of DM hospitalizations when compared with those living in areas with the lowest prevalence of low-income.

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