Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Heart Disease Prevalence

By Age & Sex
By Income

As part of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), respondents were asked if they had been diagnosed with certain health conditions by a health professional that were expected to last six months or longer. In 2015-2016, 6% (4.3%, 7.3%) of Simcoe Muskoka adults (20+) reported having heart disease. This was not significantly different from the provincial self-reported heart disease prevalence rate of 5% (4.7%, 5.5%). It should be noted that respondents were simply asked if they had heart disease, they were not asked about specific types of diagnoses of heart disease.


By Age & Sex

In 2015-2016, in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario as a whole, the prevalence of heart disease increased significantly with age. Approximately one-in-four Simcoe Muskoka older seniors (75+ years) reported having heart disease.


For Ontario as whole, heart disease prevalence among males was significantly higher when compared with females and this difference was most pronounced for older adults between 65 and 74 years of age.


By Income

The prevalence of self-reported heart disease decreases with higher levels of income. Among Ontario adults (20+), those in the top 20% of household income had significantly lower self-reported heart disease prevalence when compared with those in the bottom 20% of household income.