Figure 7.4.9. Emergency department visits for lower respiratory tract disease
Age-standardized rate per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2006 to 2018
Lower respiratory tract diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Rates of ED visits for lower respiratory tract disease in Middlesex-London decreased over time from 2006 to 2013, but then increased from 2013 to 2018. Rates were significantly lower in Middlesex-London compared to Ontario from 2006 to 2018.