Table 1

Descriptive statistics of chronic diseases and health services use, Ontario, averaged over 2003–2010

Number everHealth services use*
Diagnosed†Outpatient visitsED visitsHospital admissions
Disease categoriesNRate‡NRate*NRate*NRate*
Hypertension2 395 19224.93 625 2301513.538 14615.921 0898.8
Asthma1 690 97313.3842 305498.162 59937.06 7134.0
Non-lung cancers1 096 59911.41 985 1321810.327 24524.873 83467.3
Angina946 5759.8475 448502.317 85518.911 18111.8
Diabetes915 4587.22 568 7072805.9147 385161.017 46119.1
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)615 5407.8495 663805.236 86859.921 33434.7
Stroke450 3154.7665 6491478.216 21436.012 65828.1
Congestive heart failure212 7903.5444 0222086.728 561134.219 01789.4
Ischaemic heart disease204 8002.1304 2611485.75 25325.726 930131.5
Acute myocardial infarction147 9391.595 695646.96 67845.121 089142.6
Lung cancer16 7110.22 121126.93 503209.65 525330.6
  • *All-cause health services utilisation rate per 1000 disease-specific prevalent population.

  • †Asthma and diabetes included all ages; COPD ages 30+ years, chronic heart failure ages 40+ years, all others 20+ years.

  • ‡Rate per 100 population.

  • ED, emergency department.