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Diagnosis Rates

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  • Hover over the blue info icons to see detailed descriptions.
  • Choose an age, zone or gender to filter the results.
  • Hover over the colour bars to get detailed numbers and see what diagnosis category it belongs to.

About the Results

This dashboard shows the diagnosis rates across Alberta by age cohort, zone and gender. The diagnosis rate includes any diagnoses made over a three-year period

Diagnoses are assigned based on a single visit to a hospital, or two or more emergency department, clinic or physician visits. Over the course of a year, a person may receive multiple diagnoses if they have had multiple visits that are classified into more than one diagnosis category.

The diagnosis categories are based on the ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). There are more than 16,000 ICD-10 codes. We have grouped these into 250 diagnostic groups in an attempt to make them more manageable.

Note: medical terms are used instead of common terms. You can use the to get a better sense of the terms and classifications used. For example, “malignancy” is used instead of “cancer.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I interpret this dashboard?

This dashboard shows the diagnosis rates across Alberta by age cohort, zone and gender. The diagnosis rate is a count of the number of people with a diagnosis divided by the population.

Why are there more diagnoses than people in Alberta?

Diagnoses are assigned based on visits to a hospital, emergency department, clinic or physician. Over the course of a year a person may receive multiple diagnoses if they have had multiple visits that are classified into more than one diagnosis category.

Why are there so many diagnosis groups?

The diagnosis groups are based on the ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). There are 16,000 ICD-10 codes. We have grouped these into 250 diagnostic groups which we call Aggregate Episode Diagnostic Categories (AEDC).

Diagnosis Rates