Proportion of Appendicitis Hospitalizations for Paediatric Perforated Appendicitis, by Income

* 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

Overall, 31% of children with appendicitis will have a perforated appendix. perforated appendicitis (30-31%).

Children in the lowest income quintile are somewhat more likely to have a perforated appendix (35%), however children in the other four income quintiles have comparable rates (30-31%).

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.