Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Injuries and Prevention

Motorcycle Injuries

Emergency Visits
Hospitalizations
Deaths

This HealthSTATS page provides data on injuries to drivers and passengers of motorcycles. Injuries resulting from both traffic and non-traffic motorcycle collisions are included in this page.

Emergency Visits

According to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), on average, there were approximately 300 emergency visits per year for motorcyclists injured in transport accidents in Simcoe Muskoka between 2003 and 2015.

The age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 66.3 (59.3, 73.2) visits per 100,000 population, which significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 42.8 (41.7, 43.9) visits per 100,000 population.

There were no discernible trends in the motorcycle injury emergency visit rates for either Simcoe Muskoka or Ontario over the twelve-year period from 2003 to 2015. The Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates each year over this period of time.

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The age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka among males in 2015 was 69.9 (67.9, 71.9) visits per 100,000, which was approximately four times higher than the Simcoe Muskoka female rate of 16.2 (15.3, 17.2) visits per 100,000. The male and female motorcycle injury emergency visit rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for the 13-year period from 2003 to 2015.

The age-specific rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits between 2003 and 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults 20 to 44 years of age at 85.8 (81.9, 89.7) visits per 100,000. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for the population under 65 years of age; however, the local rates were not significantly different than the comparable provincial rates for seniors 65 years of age and older.

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The rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka was highest for those living in the middle income quintile.

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Hospitalizations

On average, there were approximately 45 hospitalizations per year for motorcycle related injuries in Simcoe Muskoka between 2003 and 2015. The age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 9.4 (6.8, 11.9) admissions per 100,000 population, which was not significantly different from the Ontario rate of 7.2 (6.8, 7.7) admissions per 100,000 population.

For the 13-year period from 2003-2015, the age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for males was 15.3 (14.0, 16.7) admissions per 100,000 population, which was more than six-times the female rate of 2.5 (2.0, 3.1) admissions per 100,000 population. The local rates for both males and females were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates over this period of time.

The age-specific rate for motorcycle injury hospitalizations between 2003 and 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults 20-64 years of age. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for all adults 20 to 64 years of age 2003 to 2014.

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Deaths

Over the 13-year period between 2000 and 2012, 31 Simcoe Muskoka residents died in motorcycle accidents. More than 90 per cent of the decedents were males and virtually all were between the ages of 20 and 64 years. The motorcycle mortality rate in Simcoe Muskoka (0.49 (0.32, 0.66) deaths per 100,000) was not significantly different from the comparable provincial rate (0.34 (0.31, 0.37) deaths per 100,000) over this 13-year period. The death data come from the Vital Statistics database for Ontario.