Hospitalization Rates for Urinary Tract Infections, 3 Months – 17 Years, by Sex and Age Group

* 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

Urinary tract infection is one of the acute ambulatory care sensitive conditions, meaning if timely primary care were available for diagnosis and early treatment it could prevent the need for hospitalization.

Among all children and youth 3 months to 17 years of age the hospitalization rate due to urinary tract infections was 30.9 per 100,000 children and youth in the population.

The rate among girls is 3.6 times greater than that of boys.

The youngest children (3 months to 4 years) are most likely to be hospitalized as a result of urinary tract infections (65.2/100,000) followed by teenagers 15 to 17 years (25.0/100,000).

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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.