Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Leading Causes

Injury & Poisoning Emergency Department Visits

In 2018, among Simcoe Muskoka residents, there were over 70,000 emergency department visits due to injuries and poisonings (both intentional and unintentional). Other unintentional injury causes accounted for just over half of all injury and poisoning emergency visits. These include (but are not limited to) visits due to being struck by or against an object or another person, being bitten or struck by an animal, and accidental injuries from machinery or firearms. Falls were the next leading cause of injury and poisoning emergency department visit, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of visits.

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Other unintentional injuries were the leading cause and falls the second leading cause of injury and poisoning emergency visits for all Simcoe Muskoka residents under 65 years in 2018. Falls accounted for a much larger share of injury and poisoning visits among children under 10 years of age when compared to youth and younger adults. Falls were the leading cause of injury and poisoning emergency department visits among seniors 65 years of age and older, accounting for more than half of all visits. Land transport accidents accounted for approximately one-in-ten injury and poisoning emergency visits for youth and adults between the ages of 10 and 64 years.

Leading Causes of Injury & Poisoning ED Visits, Simcoe Muskoka Residents, by Age Group, 2018

AGE GROUP

# OF INJURY & POISONING ED VISITS

LEADING CAUSES OF INJURY & POISONING ED VISITS

00-09
years

7,651

Other Unintentional Injuries (48%)

Falls (39%)

Suffocation or Foreign Body (9%)

10-19
years

11,104

Other Unintentional Injuries (60%)

Falls (24%)

Land Transport Accidents (8%)

20-44
years

23,297

Other Unintentional Injuries (56%)

Falls (18%)

Land Transport Accidents (10%)

45-64
years

16,323

Other Unintentional Injuries (52%)

Falls (30%)

Land Transport Accidents (8%)

65+
years

12,366

Falls (58%)

Other Unintentional Injuries (32%)

Land Transport Accidents (4%)

Suffocation or Foreign Body (4%)

Data Sources: Ambulatory Visits [2018], IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, extracted December 1, 2019.


The source of the emergency department data used to create this page is from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS maintained by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and distributed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

For related information see the Injury and Prevention HealthSTATS section or the Substance Use and Injuries HealthMAPS dashboard.