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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

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  • In Peel, injury was the main cause of emergency department visits among male and female seniors in 2003.

  • In 2003, the rates of emergency department visits for injury increased by age among men and women, with higher rates for women compared to men across all age groups.

  • In 2003, injury was the third leading cause of hospitalization among female seniors and seventh leading cause among male seniors in Peel. Hospitalization rates for injury among seniors decreased between 1995 and 2003 in both Peel and Ontario, although the rates were stable in Ontario between 2000 and 2003.

  • In 2003, hospitalization rates for injury increased by age group in Peel for both males and females. Hospitalization rates were higher for females compared to males across all age groups.

  • Mortality rates due to injury in Peel were highest among males and females 85 years of age and older.

Injury (PDF 6 pages, 283KB)

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