Hospitalization Rates for Diabetes, 6 to 17 Year Olds by Provinces/Territories, 2014 and 2015

* Data for Quebec were not available at the time of analysis

** Due to small numbers in the Territories, numbers were combined.

Data from custom runs from the Canadian Institutes for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) / Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB), January 2017

In the combined years 2014 and 2015, the rate of hospitalization for diabetes short-term complications among children and youth in Canada, 6 to 17 years of age was 35.6 per 100,000 population.

The highest rates were in Saskatchewan (63.9 per 100,000) and the Maritime provinces, where rates were higher than the national average.

The lowest rates were in the Territories (20 per 100,000) and in Manitoba ( 23.3 per 100,000).

While differences in hospitalization rates may reflect access to timely and high quality care, these may also be related to differences in disease prevalence.  Short-term complications of diabetes include ketoacidosis and coma in children with type 1 diabetes.

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Survey data do not include First Nations children living on reserve. This may result in undercounting of children with inequities in access in some provinces/territories.