Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Injuries and Prevention

Intentional Self-Harm Hospitalizations

Overall

By Sex

By Age Group

By Income

Overall

The age-standardized hospitalization rate for intentional self-harm in Simcoe Muskoka for the population 10 years and older in 2016 was 105 (96.3, 115.1) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 69 (67.5, 70.4) admissions per 100,000 population.

There was a significant downward trend in the intentional self-harm hospitalization rates in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario from 2003 to 2009; however, there was a reversal in this trend from 2009 to 2016 which saw rates climb back to what was observed in 2003 and 2004. The Simcoe Muskoka rates have been significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for the entire fourteen-year time period from 2003 to 2016.

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By Sex

In 2016, the age-standardized hospitalization rate for intentional self-harm among Simcoe Muskoka males was 68 (57.9, 79.2) admissions per 100,000, which was significantly lower than the female rate of 144 (129.3, 160.9) admissions per 100,000. The intentional self-harm related hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka were significantly higher than the Ontario rates for both males and females. The Simcoe Muskoka female rates were significantly higher than the male rates for the entire fourteen-year time period from 2003 to 2016.

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By Age Group

Hospitalizations for intentional self-harm decreases with higher age. The age-specific rate for self-harm related hospitalizations between the years 2011 and 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest for youth (10-19 years) with a rate of 173 (160.2, 186.5) admissions per 100,000 population, this rate was significantly higher when compared with any other age group over this same period of time. The age-specific intentional self-harm hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka were significantly higher than the comparable Ontario rates for those between 10 and 64 years of age; however, the intentional self-harm hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka among seniors (65 years and older) were similar to the comparable provincial rates.

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There has been a sharp and significant upward trend in the intentional self-harm hospitalization rates among youth (10-19 years) in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario since 2008. These rates have more than double among Simcoe Muskoka youth over this nine-year period of time and have been significantly higher than the provincial rates for the past five years.

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The Simcoe Muskoka youth (10-19 years) intentional self-harm hospitalization rates are substantially higher for females when compared with males. Both the male and female intentional self-harm hospitalization rates increased significantly in the past five years when compared with the previous time periods.

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By Income

For the time period from 2011 to 2016 (combined), Simcoe Muskoka residents living in areas with the highest prevalence of low-income had triple the rate of intentional self-harm hospitalizations when compared with those living in areas with the lowest prevalence of low-income.

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