Injuries

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Overall injury trends

  • Injury-related emergency department (ED) visit rates and hospitalization rates in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit region decreased from 2003 to 2013, but remained higher than Ontario. Rates of injury-related mortality did not change from 2003-2011. Mortality rates in the Health Unit region were higher than Ontario in 2003-2006 and 2009-2011.

For more Information, read the following reports:

Injury Highlights in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013 (released October 2015).

Injury Related Emergency Department Visits in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013

Injury Related Hospitalizations in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013

Injury Related Mortality in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2011

Injury-related emergency visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for:

Males and females

  • Males made injury-related ED visits at a higher rate than females in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit region in 2003-2013. There was a higher rate of injury-related ED visits by males due to cut or pierced by an object, struck by or against an object, foreign body in eye or orifice, and all land transport collisions, and assault as compared to females. The rate of injury-related ED visits by females was higher than males for intentional self-harm. Injury-related hospitalization rates in the Health Unit region did not differ between males and females. Males were hospitalized at a higher rate than females for cut or pierced by an object, struck by or against an object, and assault in the Health Unit region in 2013. The rate of injury-related mortality was higher in males than females in the Health Unit region in 2003-2009, but similar in 2010-2011. There was no significant difference by sex for the rate of mortality by type of injury in the Health Unit region in 2011.

For more Information, read the following reports:

Injury Highlights in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013 (released October 2015).

Injury Related Emergency Department Visits by Sex in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013

Injury Related Hospitalizations by Sex in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013

Injury Related Mortality by Sex in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2011

Children and youth

  • The age-specific rate of injury-related ED visits was higher for adolescents as compared to preschool and school-aged children in 2004-2013. The injury-related hospitalization rate for children and adolescents was not consistently higher or lower for any age group in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit region in 2004-2013. The average annual injury-related mortality rate of adolescents in 2003-2011 was higher than that of school-aged children, but did not differ from preschool children. Injuries of interest for each age group are:
    • Pre-school: falls, unintentional poisoning
    • School-aged: falls, sports and recreation related injuries
    • Adolescent: intentional injuries, motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation related injures

For more Information, read the following reports:

Injury Among Students in Grades 7 to 12 in the NBPSDHU Region (November 2017)

  • This report summarizes the latest data on self-reported physical injury among students in grades 7 to 12 in the NBPSDHU region, including physical injury requiring treatment, head injury, and wearing a bicycle helmet.

Injury Highlights in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2013 (released October 2015)

Injury Related Emergency Department Visits by Children and Youth (0-19 years) in the NBPSDHU region between 2004-2013

Injury Related Hospitalizations of Children and Youth (0-19 Years) in the NBPSDHU region between 2004-2013

Injury Related Mortality of Children and Youth (0-19 Years) in the NBPSDHU region between 2003-2011

Seniors

  • This report summarizes emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and mortality rates related to falls among seniors within the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit region. Where possible, comparisons have been made over a ten-year period (2004 to 2013 and 2002 to 2011), as well as between the geographic areas of the Health Unit region, the North East Local Health Integration Network, and Ontario.

Visit the Report: A summary of Falls among Seniors in the NBPSDHU Region (released April 2015)

Injury due to a specific cause

Self-harm

 Self-harm morbidity & mortality in the NBPSDHU region between 2007-2016 

Injuries due to a 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.

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.

Visit the PHO Snapshots Emergency Department Visits for InjuriesHospitalization for Injuries, & Mortality from Injuries pages for more detail.

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.

Visit the PHO Snapshots Emergency Department Visits for Injuries & Hospitalization for Injuries pages for more detail.

Traumatic brain injury & 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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