Figure 4.5.1 Emergency department visits for concussions
Age-standardized rates per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2005 to 2017
The ED visit rate for concussions in Middlesex-London more than tripled from 100.2 per 100,000 in 2005 to 363.9 per 100,000 in 2017.
The upward trend has been increasing more dramatically in recent years, aside from a slight reduction between 2016 and 2017.
The rate has been significantly higher in Middlesex London than both the peer group and the province for the entire period, but the gap between ML and its comparators grew in recent years.