Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Stroke Hospitalization

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Income

Overall

Cerebrovascular disease (including stroke), accounted for more than 1,000 hospital stays and was among the leading causes of hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka in 2017. Stroke was responsible for approximately 800 or three-quarters of all cerebrovascular disease hospitalizations in 2017.

The age-standardized hospitalization rate for stroke in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2017 was 119 (110.7, 127.4) hospitalizations per 100,000 population, which was not significantly different than the Ontario rate of 113 (111.3, 114.6) hospitalizations per 100,000 population.

The stroke hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka decreased significantly from 2003 to 2010 by an average of five per cent per year; however, from 2010 to 2017 the stroke hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka rose slightly but significantly by an average of one per cent per year.

 

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By Sex

In 2017, the age-standardized stroke hospitalization rate among Simcoe Muskoka males was 135 (122.0, 148.3) hospitalizations per 100,000, which was significantly higher than the female rate of 104 (94.1, 115.7) hospitalizations per 100,000. The stroke hospitalization rates for Ontario males and females were not significantly different from the comparable rates in Simcoe Muskoka in 2017.

The stroke hospitalization rates for males in Simcoe Muskoka fell sharply between 2003 and 2006; however, from 2006 to 2017 the rates did not change significantly. The stroke hospitalization rates among Simcoe Muskoka females decreased by an average of two per cent per year from 2003 to 2017.

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By Age Group

Hospitalizations for stroke increases with age. The age-specific rate for stroke hospitalizations between 2013 and 2017 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among those 75 years and older at 861 (823, 902) hospitalizations per 100,000 populations. This was three-times the rate for those 65 to 74 years of age and eight-times the rate for those 45 to 64 years of age. The age-specific rates in Simcoe Muskoka were similar to the comparable provincial rates over this same five-year time period.

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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 hospitalizations when compared with all other low-income areas.

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