Hospitalization Rates for Gastroenteritis with Dehydration, 3 Months-17 Years, by Sex and Age

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

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

Gastroenteritis with dehydration is is one of the acute ambulatory care sensitive conditions, meaning if timely primary care were available for diagnosis and oral rehydration it could prevent the need for hospitalization.

Among all children and youth 3 months to 17 years of age the hospitalization rate was 79.1 per 100,000 children and youth in the population.

Young children under 5 years had the highest rate (184.1 per 100,000).

Males are somewhat more likely to have hospitalizations for gastroenteritis.

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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.