2007 - 2011 Halton Mortality Report

This report provides an overview of mortality statistics for Halton Region.

Key Findings

Life expectancy, mortality rate, potential years of life lost, potentially avoidable mortality, as well as causes of death are all explored in this report for Halton residents between 2007 and 2011, with comparisons by age, sex, municipality and income.

  • The life expectancy was 82.3 for Halton males and 86.0 for Halton females, compared to 79.4 for Ontario males and 83.8 for Ontario females.
  • There was an average of 2,756 deaths per year among Halton residents.
  • The age standardized mortality rate (ASMR) for Halton males (531 deaths per 100,000 people per year) was less than the ASMR for Ontario males (598 deaths per 100,000 people per year).
  • The ASMR for Halton females (379 deaths per 100,000 people per year) was less than the ASMR for Ontario females (412 deaths per 100,000 people per year).
  • Overall the top three causes of death in Halton and Ontario were cancer, diseases of the circulatory system, and diseases of the respiratory system, which when combined accounted for over two-thirds of all deaths.
  • The main specific causes of death among Halton residents were ischaemic heart disease, dementia/Alzheimer disease and cancer of the lung and bronchus.
  • Intentional self-harm was the leading cause of death in Halton residents between the age of 10 and 44.
  • Perinatal conditions, intentional self-harm, and ischaemic heart disease resulted in the highest rates of potential years of life lost among Halton residents.