Figure 3.4.1: Leading causes of death
Percent, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2013 to 2015 annual average
More than one in 10 people (13.1%) died of ischaemic heart disease, a reduction of blood supply to the heart, in Middlesex-London on average from 2013 to 2015.
The top three leading causes of death (i.e., ischaemic heart disease, dementia/ Alzheimer disease and lung cancer) accounted for over a quarter of all deaths (28.7%). The top ten leading causes of death accounted for over half of all deaths (52.5%) in Middlesex-London on average from 2013 to 2015
The top ten leading causes of death were the same as those in Ontario and the Peer Group, and the top six were in the same order for all three jurisdictions.