* 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), Januar
In the combined years 2014 and 2015, 31.2% of all appendicitis hospitalizations among children and youth in Canada, 1 to 17 years of age, present with perforation.
Manitoba had the highest proportion of hospitalizations related to paediatric perforated appendicitis (41.8%) and New Brunswick and PEI had the lowest (18.8% and 23.1% respectively).
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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.