Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Injuries and Prevention

On-Road Motor Vehicle Injuries

Emergency Visits
Hospitalizations
Deaths

This HealthSTATS page provides data on injuries to occupants of on-road motor vehicles including cars, vans, pick-up trucks, buses and heavy transport vehicles. This page excludes injures to motorcycle drivers and passengers and off-road vehicle drivers or passengers. It also excludes injuries to pedestrians and cyclists that were involved in a collision with an on-road motor vehicle. Injuries resulting from both traffic and non-traffic on-road motor vehicle collisions are included in this page.

Emergency Visits

According to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), on average, there were over 2,400 emergency visits per year for occupants of on-road motor vehicles injured in transport accidents in Simcoe Muskoka between 2003 and 2015.

The age-standardized rate for on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 472.3 (453.7, 490.8) visits per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 402.0 (398.6, 405.3) visits per 100,000 population.

There was a significant downward trend in the on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visit rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the ten-year period from 2003 to 2012; however, the rates have increased significantly since 2012 in both Simcoe Muskoka and the province as a whole. The Simcoe Muskoka on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visit rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates for the entire 13-year period from 2003 to 2015.

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The age-standardized rate for on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka among males in 2015 was 434.1 (403.3, 456.5) visits per 100,000, which was significantly lower than the Simcoe Muskoka female rate of 510.6 (483.3, 537.8) visits per 100,000. The 2015 on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visit rates for Ontario males and females were significantly lower than the comparable local rates.

There was a significant downward trend in the on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visit rates in Simcoe Muskoka for both males and females over the ten-year period from 2003 to 2012, followed by a small but significant increase in the rates from 2012 to 2015. The female on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visit rates were significantly higher than the male rates for the entire 13-year period from 2003 to 2015.

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The age-specific rate for on-road motor vehicle injury emergency visits between 2003 and 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults 20 to 44 years of age at 706.9 (695.6, 718.1) visits per 100,000. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for all age-groups other than older adults aged 65 to 74 years.

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The rate for on-road motor vehicle 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 150 hospitalizations per year for on-road motor vehicle related injuries in Simcoe Muskoka between 2011 and 2015. The age-standardized rate for on-road motor vehicle injury hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2015 was 30.5 (25.9, 35.2) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 23.4 (22.6, 24.2) admissions per 100,000 population.

There was a significant downward trend in the on-road motor vehicle injury hospitalization rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the 13-year period from 2003 to 2015. The Simcoe Muskoka on-road motor vehicle injury hospitalization rates were above the provincial rates for the entire time period.

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The age-specific rate for on-road motor vehicle injury hospitalizations between 2003 and 2015 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among seniors 75 years of age and older at 68.8 (61.3, 76.4) admissions per 100,000. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for all age-groups over the 13-year period from 2003 to 2015. The on-road motor vehicle injury hospitalization rates for males in Simcoe Muskoka were significantly higher than the comparable female rates for adults 20 to 64 years of age.

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Deaths

Over the 13-year period between 2000 and 2011, 128 occupants of on-road motor vehicles in Simcoe Muskoka died in transport accidents. Two-thirds of the decedents were males and 40 per cent were adults between 20 and 44 years of age. The on-road motor vehicle mortality rate in Simcoe Muskoka (2.0 (1.7, 2.4) deaths per 100,000) was significantly higher than the comparable provincial rate (1.5 (1.4, 1.6) deaths per 100,000) over this 13-year period. The death data come from the Vital Statistics database for Ontario.

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