MHLU - Health Status Resource

Figure 10.3: Leading causes of death in children,

Middlesex-London, 2005 to 2007 annual average

Source: 
Ontario Inpatient Discharges Data, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long‐Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Date Extracted: September 16, 2011; Population Estimates, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Date Extracted: April 14, 2011
  • An average of 24 Middlesex-London infants died each year from 2007 to 2009.
  • The leading cause of death of Middlesex-London infants constituting 55% of infant deaths were due to perinatal conditions; a further 25% of deaths were due to birth defects. These leading causes of death of infants were ranked the same for Ontario and the Peer Group.
  • An average of 8 children ages 1 to 9 in Middlesex-London died each year from 2007 to 2009.
  • The top three causes of death in this age group were due to unintentional injuries (namely drowning and suffocation comprising 15% of deaths; followed closely by cancer (namely brain, liver, and lymph and blood cancers) (14%); and birth defects (13%). These top three causes of death ranked the same for Ontario and the Peer Group.
  • An average of 13 children ages 10 to 19 in Middlesex-London died each year from 2007 to 2009.
  • The majority of deaths in this age group were due to unintentional injuries (mainly motor vehicle collisions) comprising 44% of deaths; distantly followed by suicide (8%). These leading causes of death ranked the same for Ontario and the Peer Group.