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All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

Report: All-Terrain Vehicle Injury-Related Morbidity in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit Region (June 2019)

This report presents data on overall trends, sex-specific rates, as well as age-specific rates for emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations due to ATV-related injuries in the Health Unit region and by select geographies.The location of where injuries took place (i.e. highway, non-highway, unspecified) are also presented, as well as the regions of the body mostly commonly injured. 

Report highlights:

  • In 2013/14, about one of every four individuals aged 12 years or older in the Health Unit reported riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), more than double the Ontario percentage.
  • In 2017, the age-standardized ATV injury-related emergency department (ED) visit rate was almost three times higher in the Health Unit region compared to Ontario. Between 2013 and 2017, the ATV injury-related ED visit rate was highest among residents of in West Parry Sound, West Nipissing, and East Nipissing and North East Parry Sound.
  • Between 2013 and 2017, approximately 75% of ATV injury-related ED visits and hospitalizations in the Health Unit region were males.
  • Between 2013 and 2017, the ATV injury-related ED visit rate was highest among children aged 12 to 15 years old, and over double the Ontario rate for children in the same age group. ATV injury-related hospitalizations were six times higher among children aged 11 years or younger compared to children of the same age in Ontario

Bite by a Dog or Other Mammal

  • In 2017, the age-standardized rate of emergency department (ED) visits for injuries due to a bite by a dog or other mammal in the Health Unit region was almost double the Ontario rate (363 versus 190 ED visits per 100,000 population, respectively).
  • The rate of ED visits due to the same cause among children aged 19 years or younger and adults aged 20 to 44 years old in the Health Unit region were double the Ontario rate among the same populations.
  • In 2017, the age-standardized hospitalization rate due to the same cause were similar between the Health Unit region and Ontario.

Last updated: January 29, 2019.

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Exposure to Smoke, Fire, Heat, or Hot Substances

  • In 2017, the Health Unit region's age-standardized rate of emergency department (ED) visits due to exposure to smoke or fire, or contact with heat or hot substance (235 ED visits per 100,000 population) was double, and significantly higher than the Ontario rate (119 ED visits per 100,000 population). For all years since 2003, the ED visit rate has been significantly higher and varied from 1.5 to 2.1 times higher compared to the Ontario rate.
  • In 2017, the age-standardized hospitalization rate due to the same cause in the Health Unit region (10 hospitalizations per 100,000 population) were more than double than the Ontario rate (5 hospitalizations per 100,000 population).

Last updated: January 29, 2019.

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Motor Vehicle Collisions

  • In 2017, about 8 individuals per 1,000 population made ED visits for injuries due to motor vehicle collisions in the Health Unit region (843 ED visits per 100,000 population), significantly higher compared to about 6 individuals per 1,000 population in Ontario (608 ED visits per 100,000 population). In 2016, the hospitalization rate for injuries due to the same cause in the Health Unit region was statistically similar compared to Ontario.
  • In 2012, the mortality rate due to motor vehicle injuries in the Health Unit region (11.3 deaths per 100,000 population) was double and significantly higher than the Ontario mortality rate (5.1 deaths per 100,000 population).

Last updated: January 29, 2019.

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Snowmobile

Report: Snowmobile Injury-Related Morbidity in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Region (June 2019)

This report presents data on overall trends, sex-specific rates, as well as age-specific rates for emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations due to snowmobile-related injuries in the Health Unit region and by select geographies.The location of where injuries took place (i.e. highway, non-highway, unspecified) are also presented, as well as the regions of the body mostly commonly injured.

Report highlights:

  • In 2017, the age-standardized snowmobile injury-related emergency department (ED) visit rate was five times higher in the Health Unit region compared to Ontario.
  • Between 2013 and 2017, the snowmobile injury-related ED visit rate was highest among residents of in West and Central Parry Sound area.
  • Between 2013 and 2017, about 75% of snowmobile injury-related ED visits and hospitalizations in the Health Unit region were males.
  • Between 2013 and 2017, the snowmobile injury-related ED visit was highest among young adults aged 16 to 24 years old, and five times higher compared to the Ontario rate for young adults in the same age group.

Self-Harm

Report: Self-Harm Morbidity and Mortality in the NBPSDHU Region Between 2007-2016 (December 2017)

This report presents data on overall trends, sex-specific rates, as well as age- and sex-specific rates for emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to self-harm. The most common mechanisms of self-harm injuries are also presented.

Report highlights:

  • Age-standardized rates of self-harm-related ED visits among females aged 10 years or older in the Health Unit region were significantly higher than the male rate between 2013 and 2016.
  • Between 2012 and 2016 the self-harm-related hospitalization rate for females in the Health Unit region was about 70% higher than the female rate in Ontario, and between 57% to 121% higher than the male rate in the Health Unit region.
  • Females aged 10 to 14 years, 15 to 19 years, and 20 to 24 years, as well as males aged 15 to 19 years had the highest rates of self-harm-related ED visits in our Health Unit region of all age-sex groups. The rate of self-harm-related ED visits among females aged 10 to 14 years was almost six times the rate for males aged 10 to 14 within the Health Unit region.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

  • In 2017, the age-standardized rate of emergency department (ED) visits for traumatic brain injury in the Health Unit region was double the Ontario rate (691 versus 332 ED visits per 100,000 population, respectively). The age-standardized rate of ED visits for concussions is almost 2.5 times higher in the Health Unit region, compared to Ontario.
  • Rates for traumatic brain injury has more than tripled, and rates for concussions have increased by 5.0 times in the Health Unit region since 2009.

Last updated:  January 29, 2019.

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