Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Stroke Emergency Visits

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Income

Overall

There were over 1,100 stroke-related emergency visits by Simcoe Muskoka residents in 2016.

The age-standardized rate for stroke-related emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2016 was 176 (165.6, 186.3) visits per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 154 (152.0, 156.0) visits per 100,000 population. The stroke emergency visit rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario increased significantly from 2006 to 2016.

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By Sex

In 2016, the age-standardized stroke emergency visit rate among Simcoe Muskoka males was 195 (179.5, 212.0) visits per 100,000, which was significantly higher than the female rate of 159 (145.5, 172.5) visits per 100,000. The stroke emergency visit rates for Ontario males and females were significantly lower than 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 2016. The stroke-related emergency visit rates among Simcoe Muskoka males were consistently above those for females over this entire time span.

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By Age Group

Emergency visits for stroke increases with age. The age-specific rate for stroke emergency visits between 2011 and 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among those 75 years and older at 1136 (1094, 1179) emergency visits per 100,000 populations. This was more than twice the rate for those 65 to 74 years of age and more than seven-times the rate for those 45 to 64 years of age.

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By Income

For the time period from 2011 to 2016 (combined), Simcoe Muskoka residents living in areas with the lowest prevalence of low-income had significantly lower rates of stroke emergency visits when compared with all other low-income areas.

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