By Age Group
There were nearly 4,700 stroke-related emergency visits by Simcoe Muskoka residents over the five-year period from 2011 to 2015.
The age-standardized rate for stroke-related emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 168 (157.7, 177.9) per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 153 (151.3, 155.3) per 100,000 population. The stroke emergency visit rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario increased significantly from 2003 to 2015.
In 2015, the age-standardized stroke emergency visit rate among Simcoe Muskoka males was 187 (171.2, 202.9) per 100,000, which was significantly higher than the female rate of 150 (137.4, 163.5) per 100,000. The stroke emergency visit rates for Ontario males and females were not significantly different from the comparable rates in Simcoe Muskoka.
There was a significant increase in the stroke emergency visit rates for both males and females in Simcoe Muskoka from 2003 to 2015. The stroke-related emergency visit rates among Simcoe Muskoka males were consistently above those for females over this entire time span.
By Age Group
Emergency visits for stroke increases with age. The age-specific rate for stroke emergency visits between 2003 and 2014 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among those 75 years and older at 1043 (1014.0, 1073.0) emergency visits per 100,000 populations. This was more than twice the rate for those 65 to 74 years of age and more than eight-times the rate for those 45 to 64 years of age. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were similar to the comparable provincial rates for all age-groups during this period of time.
For the time period from 2011 to 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, the emergency visit rate for stroke was significantly lower among those living in the top 40% of neighbourhood income distribution
when compared with those living in the bottom 60%.