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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

Arrow BulletArthritis or Rheumatism

  • In 2003, almost half (45%) of seniors living in Peel reported that they had arthritis or rheumatism, as diagnosed by a health-care professional. In Peel, females were more likely (55%) than males (33%) to report that they had been diagnosed with arthritis or rheumatism.

  • Arthritis or rheumatism was the second leading cause of emergency department visits for females, and fourth leading cause for males.

  • The hospitalization rates for arthritis or rheumatism among seniors remained relatively stable at around 1,000 hospitalizations per 100,000 population 65 years and older from 1995 to 2003 in both Peel and Ontario.

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