Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Injuries and Prevention

Intentional Self-Harm Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Deprivation

Overall

The age-standardized hospitalization rate for intentional self-harm in Simcoe Muskoka for the population 10 years and older in 2018 was 110 (101.2, 120.2) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 70 (69.0, 72.0) 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 2018 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 sixteen-year time period from 2003 to 2018.

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By Sex

In 2018, the age-standardized hospitalization rate for intentional self-harm among Simcoe Muskoka males was 75 (64.3, 86.4) admissions per 100,000, which was significantly lower than the female rate of 147 (132.4, 163.9) 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 sixteen-year time period from 2003 to 2018.

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By Age Group

The age-specific rate for self-harm related hospitalizations from 2014 and 2018 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest for youth (10-19 years) with a rate of 218 (201.9, 234.5) 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 ten-year period of time and have been significantly higher than the provincial rates for the past seven 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. The female youth (10-19 years) intentional self-harm hospitalization rates increased significantly in the past four years when compared with the previous time periods. The male youth self-harm hospitalization rates have not changed significantly in the previous eight years.

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By Deprivation

For the time period from 2014 to 2018 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, intentional self-harm injury and poisoning hospitalization rates were highest among those living in areas with the highest amount of material deprivation (as measured by the 2016 Ontario Marginalization Index).

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For more local data on intentional self-harm injuries and poisonings and other health topics see the interactive dashboards available on Simcoe Muskoka HealthMAPS.