Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Injuries and Prevention

Motorcycle Injuries

Emergency Visits
Hospitalizations
Deaths

This HealthSTATS page provides data on injuries to drivers and passengers of motorcycles. Injuries resulting from both traffic and non-traffic motorcycle collisions are included in this page.

Emergency Visits

According to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), there were over 350 emergency visits for motorcyclists injured in transport accidents in Simcoe Muskoka in 2017. The age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2017 was 64.3 (57.7, 71.4) visits per 100,000 population, which significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 39.3 (38.3, 40.4) visits per 100,000 population.

There were no discernible trends in the motorcycle injury emergency visit rates for either Simcoe Muskoka or Ontario over the fifteen-year period from 2003 to 2017. The Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates each year over this period of time.

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The age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits in Simcoe Muskoka among males in 2017 was 102.0 (90.4, 114.7) visits per 100,000, which was nearly four times higher than the Simcoe Muskoka female rate of 26.0 (20.3, 33.0) visits per 100,000. The male and female motorcycle injury emergency visit rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for the 15-year period from 2003 to 2017.

The age-specific rate for motorcycle injury emergency visits between 2013 and 2017 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults 20 to 44 years of age at 88.0 (81.8, 94.5) visits per 100,000. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for the population under 65 years of age; however, the local rates were not significantly different than the comparable provincial rates for seniors 65 years of age and older.

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For the time period from 2011 to 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, the rate for motorcycle injury-related emergency visits did not differ by neighbourhood low-income status.

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Hospitalizations

On average, there were approximately 50 hospitalizations per year for motorcycle related injuries in Simcoe Muskoka between 2013 and 2017. The age-standardized rate for motorcycle injury hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2017 was 10.6 (8.0, 13.7) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 7.3 (6.8, 7.7) admissions per 100,000 population.

In 2017, the motorcycle injury hospitalization rate in Simcoe Muskoka for males was 16.9 (12.5, 22.4) admissions per 100,000 population, which was more than four-times the female rate of 3.8 (1.9, 6.9) admissions per 100,000 population. The local rates for both males and females have been significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates since 2003.

The age-specific rate for motorcycle injury hospitalizations between 2013 and 2017 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults 20-64 years of age. The age-specific Simcoe Muskoka rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for those under 65 years of age.

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Deaths

Over the 16-year period between 2000 and 2015 44 Simcoe Muskoka residents died in motorcycle accidents. More than 90 per cent of the decedents were males and nearly 90 per cent were between the ages of 20 and 64 years. The motorcycle mortality rate in Simcoe Muskoka (0.55 (0.39, 0.71) deaths per 100,000) was not significantly different from the comparable provincial rate (0.39 (0.36, 0.41) deaths per 100,000) over this 16-year period. The death data come from the Vital Statistics database for Ontario.