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Note to Reader: Information in this Sector often includes the acronym HNHB LHIN, referring to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.

Life Expectancy in Niagara

Life expectancy in Niagara is the same as that in the rest of the HNHB LHIN.

  • Total: 80.3
  • Male: 77.8
  • Female: 82.6

Deaths: Life Expectancy at Birth (years) by Sex, 12 Years and Over, Niagara Regional Area Health Unit (Health Region), Ontario and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (Health Region), Ontario

life expectancy at birth

Source: Obtained from Statistics Canada Health Profile December 2013
Retrieved From: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/health-sante/82-228/details/page_Figure.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=HR&Code1=3546&Geo2=HR&Code2=3504&Data=Rate&SearchText=niagara
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Low Birth Weight and Mortality of Babies in Niagara

Low Birth Weight Rate
The rate of low birth weights in Niagara has remained stable over the past 4 years and has been lower than the provincial average.

Table 3: Proportion of Births that are Low Birth Weight in Niagara and Ontario, 2010-2013

Year

Niagara

Ontario

2010

5.3%

6.7%

2011

5.4%

6.7%

2012

5.7%

6.6%

2013

5.9%

6.6%

Note: Low birth weight is defined as <2,500 grams. Stillbirths are excluded.

Source: Inpatient Discharges 2010-2013, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Data extracted July 2014.

Infant Mortality
Infant mortality rates in Niagara have decreased and are in line with the provincial average.

Table 4: Infant Mortality Rate Per 1,000 Live Births, 364 days old or younger, 2007-2009

Year

Niagara

Ontario

2007

5.9

5.2

2008

6.3

5.3

2009

4.7

4.9

Source: Obtained through email correspondence with Deborah Moore, Niagara Region Public Health Epidemiologist

Teen Pregnancies

Although the rate of teen pregnancies in Niagara has been decreasing over the past number of years, it is apparent that the rates are somewhat higher than the provincial average.

Table 1: Teen Pregnancy Rates in the Niagara and Ontario, 2010-2012

Year

Niagara

Ontario

2010

29.0

26.2

2011

26.8

24.4

2012

25.7

22.6

Note: Includes those aged 15-19. Includes all deliveries and therapeutic abortions.

Source: Obtained through email correspondence with Deborah Moore, Niagara Region Public Health Epidemiologist

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