Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Leading Causes

Injury & Poisoning Hospital Admissions

In 2018, among Simcoe Muskoka residents, there were nearly 3,800 hospital admissions due to injuries and poisonings (both intentional and unintentional). Falls were the leading cause of injury and poisoning hospital admission, accounting for just over half (52%) of admissions. Intentional self-harm was the second leading cause of injury or poisoning related hospital admission, accounting for 14% of admissions.

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​In 2018, among children under 10 years of age, falls accounted half of all injury and poisoning admissions. Among youth ages 10 to 19 years, intentional self-harm was the leading cause of injury and poisoning hospital admission, accounting for 45% of admissions. Intentional self-harm was also the leading cause of injury and poisoning hospital admissions among adults 20 to 44 years, accounting for one-third of injury and poisoning admissions. Falls were the leading cause of injury and poisoning hospital admission among older adults 45 to 64 years of age at 40%, followed by intentional self-harm at 18%. Among seniors ages 65 years and older, falls were by far the greatest cause of injury and poisoning hospital admissions accounting for 4 out of 5 injury and poisoning related admissions.

Leading Causes of Injury & Poisoning Hospital Admissions, Simcoe Muskoka Residents, by Age Group, 2018

AGE GROUP

# OF INJURY & POISONING HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

LEADING CAUSES OF INJURY & POISONING HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

00-09
years

152

Falls (51%)

Other Unintentional Injuries (23%)

Suffocation or Foreign Body (18%)

10-19
years

313

Intentional Self-Harm (45%)

Land Transport Accidents (18%)

Other Unintentional Injuries (14%)

Falls (14%)

20-44
years

700

Intentional Self-Harm (34%)

Land Transport Accidents (20%)

Other Unintentional Injuries (16%)

Unintentional Poisoning (11%)

45-64
years

712

Falls (40%)

Intentional Self-Harm (18%)

Land Transport Accidents (17%)

Other Unintentional Injuries (15%)

65+
years

1,881

Falls (79%)

Other Unintentional Injuries (11%)

Land Transport Accidents (4%)

Suffocation or Foreign Body (3%)

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


The source of the hospital admission 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.

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