Incidence rates of malignant cancers were not significantly different in the NWHU area when compared with Ontario as a whole from 2005 to 2009. The average rate in the NWHU region was 393.6 new cases per 100,000 people, and the provincial average was slightly higher at 408.6 cases per 100,000 people. Rates in the NWHU area experienced more fluctuation, which may be attributed to the lower sample size in the region.
Incidence rates of all malignant cancers, NWHU and Ontario, 2005-2009
Case counts of all malignant cancers by sex and year, NWHU, 2005-2009
Case counts for all malignant cancers by age group and year, NWHU, 2005-2009
Mortality rates from all malignant cancers in the NWHU area generally aligned with Ontario rates from 2005 to 2009. The average rate in the NWHU area was slightly higher at 181.8 deaths per 100,000 people than the provincial average of 159.2 deaths, but the difference is not statistically significant. Both rates displayed a slight decreasing trend during this period.
Mortality from cancer occurred almost equally amongst males and females, and about 71% of deaths occurred amongst those aged 65 and over.
Mortality rates for all malignant cancers, NWHU and Ontario, 2005-2009
Deaths from all malignant cancers by sex and year, NWHU, 2005-2009
Deaths from all malignant cancers by age group and year, NWHU, 2005-2009
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