MHLU - Health Status Resource

Figure 3.6: Leading causes of death

Number, percent and rank, Middlesex-London, 2005 to 2007 annual average

Source: 
Ontario Mortality Data, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Date Extracted: July 26, 2011; Population Estimates, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Date Extracted: April 14, 2011 (ML and ON), September 26, 2011 (PG)
  •  The top ten leading causes of death were chronic diseases .  These accounted for about one half of all deaths. The remaining causes of death each constituted less than 2% of all causes (data not shown).
  • The top four leading causes of death were the same for Middlesex-London, Ontario and the Peer Group, namely ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, cerebrovascular disease including stroke, and dementa and Alzheimer's disease, in that order.
  • Ischemic heart disease, the leading casue of death and more than twice as many deaths as lung cancer, the second leading cause of death.
  • Deaths due to colorectal cancer and breast cancer both ranked higher among the leading causes in Middlesex-London comparted to Ontario  or the Peer Group.