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The tables below provide information on all deaths that occurred in Windsor-Essex County from 2007 to 2011. Table 1 lists deaths by the primary cause of death based on ICD-10ca categories. Table 2 provides a further breakdown of deaths and lists the most common sub-categories for each primary cause. Table 3 provides more detail on the types of cancer deaths that occurred in Windsor-Essex.

From 2007 to 2011 there were a total of 14,752 deaths in Windsor-Essex. The Top three primary causes of death involved diseases of the circulatory system (33.2%), cancer (29.7%), and diseases of the respiratory system (8.0%).  When Table 2 is examined a further break-down of cause of death can be determined. Table 2 reveals that ischemic heart disease is the number one cause of death (15.7%). Other leading causes of death include lung cancer, cerebrovascular disease, digestive cancer, dementia, and COPD. Please review table 2 for more details on leading causes.

Table 1: Primary Causes of Death, Windsor-Essex County, 2007-2011

Primary Cause of Death

Number of Deaths
2007

Number of Deaths
2008

Number of Deaths
2009

Number of Deaths
2010

Number of Deaths
2011

Number of Deaths
Total 2007-2011

Percent of Deaths from 2007-2011

Certain Infectious & Parasitic Diseases

67

59

59

44

55

284

1.9%

Neoplasms (Cancer)

803

897

900

876

904

4380

29.7%

Diseases Of Blood & Blood−Forming Organs & Certain Disorders Involving The Immune Mechanism

7

10

13

13

9

52

0.4%

Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases

104

105

90

111

110

520

3.5%

Mental And Behavioural Disorders

79

125

121

131

178

634

4.3%

Diseases Of Nervous System

78

100

91

85

89

443

3.0%

Diseases Of The Ear & Mastoid Process

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

 

Diseases Of Circulatory System

1091

1021

969

966

856

4903

33.2%

Diseases Of Respiratory System

234

233

212

214

288

1181

8.0%

Diseases Of Digestive System

137

129

126

147

135

674

4.6%

Diseases Of Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue

5

11

6

6

9

37

0.3%

Diseases Of Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue

19

18

22

17

22

98

0.7%

Diseases Of Genitourinary System

65

68

80

71

54

338

2.3%

Pregnancy, Childbirth & The Puerperium

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

 

Certain Conditions Originating In Perinatal Period

9

10

NR

13

NR

38

0.3%

Congenital Malformations, Deformations & Chromosomal Anomalies

9

11

16

13

9

58

0.4%

Symptoms, Signs & Abnormal Clinical & Lab. Findings Nec

53

35

36

47

47

218

1.5%

External Causes Of Morbidity & Mortality

180

187

153

188

181

889

6.0%

Total Deaths per Year

2942

3019

2897

2943

2951

14,752

100%

NR = not reportable due to small cell counts.
Source: Vital Statistics, IntelliHealth Ontario, MOHLTC, Date extracted: Oct. 2014.

Table 2: Causes of Death Including Most Common Sub-Categories, Windsor-Essex County, 2007-2011
Primary Cause of Death

Number of Deaths
2007

Number of Deaths
2008

Number of Deaths
2009

Number of Deaths
2010

Number of Deaths
2011

Number of Deaths
Total
2007-2011

Percent of all deaths
2007-2011

Certain Infectious & Parasitic Diseases

Enterocolitis Due To Clostridium Difficile

22

11

10

NR

8

53

0.4%

 Septicaemia Unspecified

18

25

26

19

23

111

0.8%

Chronic Viral Hepatitis C

5

7

7

9

NR

32

0.2%

All Certain Infectious & Parasitic Diseases

67

59

59

44

55

284

 1.9%

Neoplasms (Cancer)

Malignant Neoplasms Of Lip, Oral Cavity And Pharynx

10

17

11

16

22

76

0.5%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Digestive Organs

204

222

222

221

233

1102

7.5%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Respiratory And Intrathoracic Organs

191

231

275

238

248

1183

8.0%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Bone And Articular Cartilage

 NR

NR

NR

 NR

NR

5

0.0%

Melanoma And Other Malignant Neoplasms Of Skin

17

16

18

16

18

85

0.6%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Mesothelial And Soft Tissue

8

14

10

12

13

57

0.4%

Malignant Neoplasm Of Breast

70

91

51

80

61

353

2.4%

 Malignant Neoplasms Of Female Genital Organs

37

30

40

32

47

186

1.3%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Male Genital Organs

30

52

41

39

39

201

1.4%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Urinary Tract

26

47

36

42

47

198

1.3%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Eye, Brain And Other Parts Of Central Nervous System

22

21

30

37

28

138

0.9%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Thyroid And Other Endocrine Glands

NR

NR

NR

6

NR

20

0.1%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Ill-Defined, Secondary And Unspecified Sites

84

59

59

52

52

306

2.1%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Lymphoid, Haematopoietic And Related Tissue

77

67

80

62

75

361

2.4%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Independent (Primary) Multiple Sites (C97)

8

7

5

6

NR

27

0.2%

Benign Neoplasms

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

11

0.1%

Neoplasms Of Uncertain Or Unknown Behaviour

14

16

14

14

13

71

0.5%

All Neoplasms (Cancer)

803

897

900

876

904

4380

 29.7%

Diseases Of Blood & Blood−Forming Organs & Certain Disorders Involving The Immune Mechanism

All Diseases Of Blood & Blood−Forming Organs & Certain Disorders Involving The Immune Mechanism

7

10

13

13

9

52

0.4%

Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases

Diabetes Mellitus

85

83

71

76

71

386

2.6%

All Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases

104

105

90

111

110

520

3.5% 

Mental And Behavioural Disorders

Unspecified Dementia

55

83

90

91

137

456

3.1%

Vascular Dementia, Unspecified

11

27

20

27

34

119

0.8%

All Mental And Behavioural Disorders

79

125

121

131

178

634

 4.3%

Diseases Of Nervous System 

Alzheimer's Disease

25

39

31

35

35

165

1.1%

Parkinson's Disease

14

22

19

18

16

89

0.6%

Motor Neuron Disease

13

9

10

9

11

52

0.4%

All Diseases Of Nervous System

78

100

91

85

89

443

 3.0%

Diseases Of The Ear & Mastoid Process

All Diseases Of The Ear & Mastoid Process

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

 NR

Diseases Of Circulatory System

Ischaemic Heart Disease

544

494

425

449

400

2312

15.7%

Cerebrovascular Diseases

222

213

219

198

166

1018

6.9%

Diseases Of Arteries, Arterioles And Capillaries

153

141

147

133

114

688

4.7%

Generalized And Unspecified Atherosclerosis

121

111

112

96

85

525

3.6%

All Diseases Of Circulatory System

1091

1021

969

966

856

4903

 33.2%

Diseases Of Respiratory System

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Various Types)

100

118

114

109

135

576

3.9%

Pneumonia (Various Types)

64

54

47

47

65

277

1.9%

All Diseases Of Respiratory System

234

233

212

214

288

1181

 8.0%

Diseases Of Digestive System 

Diseases Of Liver

49

48

44

57

56

254

1.7%

Other Diseases Of Intestines

43

35

37

43

31

189

1.3%

All Diseases Of Digestive System

137

129

126

147

135

674

 4.6%

Diseases Of Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue

All Diseases Of Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue

5

11

6

6

9

37

0.3%

Diseases Of Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue

All Diseases Of Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue

19

18

22

17

22

98

0.7%

Diseases Of Genitourinary System

All Diseases Of Genitourinary System

65

68

80

71

54

338

2.3%

Pregnancy, Childbirth & The Puerperium

All Pregnancy, Childbirth & The Puerperium

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

 NR

Certain Conditions Originating In Perinatal Period

All Certain Conditions Originating In Perinatal Period

9

10

NR

13

NR

38

0.3%

Congenital Malformations, Deformations & Chromosomal Anomalies

All Congenital Malformations, Deformations & Chromosomal Anomalies

9

11

16

13

9

58

0.4%

Symptoms, Signs & Abnormal Clinical & Lab. Findings

Symptoms, Signs & Abnormal Clinical & Lab. Findings Nec

53

35

36

47

47

218

1.5%

External Causes Of Morbidity & Mortality 

Falls

40

40

48

69

55

252

1.7%

Suicide

41

37

38

49

42

207

1.4%

Accidental Poisoning

29

30

23

27

31

140

0.9%

Motor Vehicle Accidents

25

17

12

14

11

79

0.5%

All External Causes Of Morbidity & Mortality

180

187

153

188

181

889

 6.0%

NR = not reportable due to small cell counts.
Note: The percent column does not sum to 100 due to the use of categories and sub-categories.
Source: Vital Statistics, IntelliHealth Ontario, MOHLTC, Date extracted: Oct. 2014.

Table 3: Cancer Deaths with most common sub-categories, Windsor-Essex County, 2007-2011
Sub-Category Of Primary Cause of Cancer Death

Number of Deaths
2007

Number of Deaths
2008

Number of Deaths
2009

Number of Deaths
2010

Number of Deaths
2011

Number of Deaths
Total 2007-2011

Percent of all Cancer Deaths

Malignant Neoplasms Of Lip, Oral Cavity And Pharynx

Malignant Neoplasms Of Lip, Oral Cavity And Pharynx

10

17

11

16

22

76

1.7%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Digestive Organs

Malignant Neoplasm Of Colon, Unspecified

63

68

76

62

73

342

7.8%

Malignant Neoplasm Of Pancreas, Unspecified

49

43

30

44

40

206

4.7%

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Digestive Organs

204

222

222

221

233

1102

25.2%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Respiratory And Intrathoracic Organs

Malignant Neoplasm Of Bronchus Or Lung, Unspecified

182

223

262

230

237

1134

25.9%

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Respiratory And Intrathoracic Organs

191

231

275

238

248

1183

27.0%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Bone And Articular Cartilage

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Bone And Articular Cartilage

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

5

0.1%

Melanoma And Other Malignant Neoplasms Of Skin

All Melanoma And Other Malignant Neoplasms Of Skin

17

16

18

16

18

85

1.9%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Mesothelial And Soft Tissue

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Mesothelial And Soft Tissue

8

14

10

12

13

57

1.3%

Malignant Neoplasm Of Breast

All Malignant Neoplasm Of Breast

70

91

51

80

61

353

8.1%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Female Genital Organs

Malignant Neoplasm Of Ovary

20

18

21

19

26

104

2.4%

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Female Genital Organs

37

30

40

32

47

186

4.2%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Male Genital Organs

Malignant Neoplasm Of Prostate

30

51

41

38

38

198

4.5%

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Male Genital Organs

30

52

41

39

39

201

4.6%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Urinary Tract

Malignant Neoplasm Of Bladder, Unspecified

12

25

21

20

27

105

2.4%

Malignant Neoplasm Of Kidney, Except Renal Pelvis

13

21

14

21

18

87

2.0%

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Urinary Tract

26

47

36

42

47

198

4.5%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Eye, Brain And Other Parts Of Central Nervous System

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Eye, Brain And Other Parts Of Central Nervous System

22

21

30

37

28

138

3.2%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Thyroid And Other Endocrine Glands

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Thyroid And Other Endocrine Glands

NR

NR

NR

6

NR

20

0.5%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Ill-Defined, Secondary And Unspecified Sites

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Ill-Defined, Secondary And Unspecified Sites

84

59

59

52

52

306

7.0%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Lymphoid, Haematopoietic And Related Tissue

Leukaemia

26

26

46

24

26

148

3.4%

Non−Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Unspecified Type

29

22

13

14

20

98

2.2%

Multiple Myeloma

11

11

13

16

20

71

1.6%

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Lymphoid, Haematopoietic And Related Tissue

77

67

80

62

75

361

8.2%

Malignant Neoplasms Of Independent (Primary) Multiple Sites

All Malignant Neoplasms Of Independent (Primary) Multiple Sites

8

7

5

6

NR

27

0.6%

Benign Neoplasms

All Benign Neoplasms

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

11

0.3%

Neoplasms Of Uncertain Or Unknown Behaviour

All Neoplasms Of Uncertain Or Unknown Behaviour

14

16

14

14

13

71

1.6%

Total Cancer Deaths

All Cancer Deaths

803

897

900

876

904

4380

 

NR = Not reportable due to small cell counts.
Note: The percent column does not sum to 100 due to the use of categories and sub-categories.
Source: Vital Statistics, IntelliHealth Ontario, MOHLTC, Date extracted: Oct. 2014.