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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

Arrow BulletCommunicable Disease

  • Seniors have the highest incidence rates of tuberculosis compared to other age groups. The incidence rates for TB have been higher among Peel seniors compared to Ontario seniors between 1995 and 2004.

  • In 2005, more than one-third (36%) of Peel seniors reported that they ever received pneumococcal vaccinations. Incidence rates for invasive pneumoccocal disease ranged from 22 and 30 per 100,000 seniors between 2002 and 2004.

  • The proportion of seniors in Peel immunized against influenza was higher in 2005 (82%) than in 2001 (72%).

  • The incidence rates for influenza have been high among seniors in Peel during the last few influenza seasons (2003/2004 and 2004/2005) compared to other influenza seasons, despite higher immunization rates.

  • In 2003, there were 878 emergency department visits made by seniors in Peel due to pneumonia and influenza. The rates of emergency department visits for pneumonia and influenza increased by age group for both males and females in Peel.

  • Pneumonia and influenza were among the top 10 causes of death among Peel seniors in 2001.

Communicable Disease (PDF 15 pages, 498KB)

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