Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Mortality

Overall
By Sex
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 2016, 160 Simcoe Muskoka residents died of colorectal cancer for an age-standardized mortality rate of 24 (20.5, 28.1) deaths per 100,000 population. This was not significantly different from the Ontario colorectal cancer mortality rate of 21 (19.9, 21.4) deaths per 100,000.

The chart below shows the trend in the colorectal cancer mortality rates in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario from 1986 to 2016, grouped into seven distinct time periods. The colorectal cancer mortality rates both in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario decreased steadily and significantly across these time periods, with an average annual percentage decrease of nearly two per cent per year. The Simcoe Muskoka rates have been consistently higher than the provincial rates for this entire period of time.

160902ColoCancMortTREND

By Sex

In 2016, the age-standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer among Simcoe Muskoka males was 30 (24.2, 37.3) deaths per 100,000, which was significantly higher than the female rate of 20 (15.4, 25.1) deaths per 100,000. The 2016 age-standardized colorectal cancer mortality rates for Ontario males and females were not significantly different from the comparable Simcoe Muskoka rates.

The chart below shows the trend in colorectal cancer mortality rates for males and females in Simcoe Muskoka between 1986 and 2016, grouped into seven distinct time periods. The colorectal cancer mortality rates for males and females in Simcoe Muskoka have both decreased significantly over the past two decades, with the male rates being significantly higher than the female rates across all time periods.

160902ColoCancMortbySexTREND

By Age Group

Colorectal cancer mortality increases exponentially with age. The age-specific colorectal cancer mortality rates between 2010 and 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka were highest among those 75 years and older at 213 (195.9, 230.5) deaths per 100,000 population. The age-specific colorectal cancer mortality rates in Simcoe Muskoka were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for older seniors 75 years of age and older.

160902ColoCancMortbyAgeBAR