Figure 3.5.1: Preventable mortality (age <75), age standardized rate per 100,000 population
Middlesex-London, Ontario, Peer Group, 2006-15
Potentially preventable deaths in Middlesex-London fluctuated over the decade from 2006 to 2015, with a non-significant decrease overall in the ten-year period from 149.4 deaths per 100,000 to 135.3 deaths per 100,000 after accounting for changes in the population size and age structure. Middlesex-London’s rate was lowest in 2011 (121.3 per 100,000), a significant decline from 2006.
During this same decade, a significant decrease in preventable mortality occurred in Ontario. Similarly, there was a significant decrease in the Peer Group.
Middlesex-London’s preventable mortality rate was higher than Ontario’s rate in most years and significantly higher in 2015. In contrast, it was lower, and some years significantly lower, than the Peer Group.