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Table 2 Match Results in the ORG-VSD Data, January 1, 1990 to March 31, 2013

From: Describing the linkages of the immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada permanent resident data and vital statistics death registry to Ontario’s administrative health database

  Linked Unlinked Standardized Difference Linkage Rate (%)
  N % N %
Overall 1833354   73373    96.2
Age at Death
 0–14 19483 1.1 6293 8.6 0.36 75.6
 15–24 15204 0.8 1517 2.1 0.10 90.9
 25–44 70023 3.8 5497 7.5 0.16 92.7
 45–64 293856 16.0 14126 19.3 0.08 95.4
 65–84 909667 49.6 32052 43.7 0.12 96.6
 85+ 525085 28.6 13787 18.8 0.23 97.4
 Missing 36 0 101 0.1 0.05 26.3
Sex
 Female 906234 49.4 31261 42.6 0.14 96.7
 Male 927110 50.6 42077 57.3 0.14 95.7
 Missing 10 0 35 0 0.03 22.2
Cause of death (ICD-9)a
 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (001–139) 32456 1.8 1222 1.7 0.01 96.4
 Neoplasms (140–239) 536603 29.3 15780 21.5 0.18 97.1
 Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases and Immunity Disorders (240–279) 74205 4.0 2352 3.2 0.05 96.9
 Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs (280–289) 5940 0.3 248 0.3 0 96.0
 Mental Disorders (290–319) 62774 3.4 1301 1.8 0.10 98.0
 Diseases of the Nervous System (320–359) 70297 3.8 1676 2.3 0.09 97.7
 Diseases of the Sense Organs (360–389) 100 0 6 0 0 94.3
 Diseases of the Circulatory System (390–459) 621713 33.9 26744 36.4 0.05 95.9
 Diseases of the Respiratory System (460–519) 153350 8.4 5466 7.4 0.03 96.6
 Diseases of the Digestive System (520–579) 72477 4 2644 3.6 0.02 96.5
 Diseases of the Genitourinary System (580–629) 35042 1.9 968 1.3 0.05 97.3
 Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium (630–679) 134 0 13 0 0.01 91.2
 Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (680–709) 3008 0.2 97 0.1 0.01 96.9
 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (710–739) 10094 0.6 246 0.3 0.03 97.6
 Congenital Anomalies (740–759) 7246 0.4 1671 2.3 0.16 81.3
 Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (760–779) 5846 0.3 3688 5.0 0.30 61.3
 Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions (780–799) 20624 1.1 1942 2.6 0.11 91.4
 External Causes of Injury and Poisoning (E000-E999) 105662 5.8 7014 9.6 0.14 93.8
 Missingb 15783 0.9 295 0.4 0.06 98.2
Fiscal Year of Deathc
 1990–1994d 346805 18.9 45885 62.5 0.99 88.3
 1995–1999 392282 21.4 9234 12.6 0.24 97.7
 2000–2004 406196 22.2 8406 11.5 0.29 98.0
 2005–2009 428974 23.4 6207 8.5 0.42 98.6
 2010–2012 259097 14.1 3616 4.9 0.32 98.6
 Missing 0 0 25 0 0.03 0
  1. aICD-9, International Classification of Diseases – Ninth Revision
  2. bcause of death is only available until December 31, 2012. Only 1088 records among the linked file and 113 records among the unlinked file were missing prior to January 1st 2013
  3. cFiscal years: April 1 to March 31. Death date is available until March 31, 2013
  4. dFirst period 1990–1994 started in January 1, 1990