Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Cancer

Cervical Cancer Mortality

Overall
By Age Group

Cancer deaths data are derived from the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) operated by Cancer Care Ontario. The OCR contains information on Ontario residents who have died of all types of malignant cancers. Cancer sites were coded using the Third Edition of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO-3).

Overall

In Simcoe Muskoka between 2010 and 2016, 48 females died of cervical cancer for an age-standardized mortality rate of 2.3 (1.7, 3.1) deaths per 100,000 population. This was the same as the Ontario female cervical cancer mortality rate of 2.3 (2.1, 2.4) deaths per 100,000.

The chart below shows the trend in the cervical cancer mortality rates in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario from 1986 to 2016, grouped into four distinct time periods. The cervical cancer mortality rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario decreased significantly over these time-periods. The cervical cancer mortality rates were significantly higher in Simcoe Muskoka when compared to the provincial rates from 1986 to 2009; however, the local rate was not significantly different from the provincial rate during the most recent time period (2010 to 2016).

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By Age Group

Cervical cancer mortality increases with age. The age-specific cervical cancer mortality rates for the seven years between 2010 and 2016 in Simcoe Muskoka were highest among seniors 65 years of age and older at 5.2 (3.1, 8.2) deaths per 100,000 population. The age-specific cervical cancer mortality rates among Simcoe Muskoka females were not significantly different from the comparable provincial rates for this same period of time.

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