Does the mystery leading cause of death in Alberta apply to certain age groups?
Please watch this for a laugh. We all need it.
This article is a spin-off of the previous article on Albertans and why they are dying at higher rates than ever before due to “Other ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality”. It’ll be quick and dirty. I found age and gender-stratified cause of death data and plotted the “Other ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality” category for 2019, 2020 and 2021 but this time, I stratified by age. The age groups are quite small so the detail is good.
2021 is the winner in every single age group except for the 5-9ers in 2020, by a long shot. I mean, there are twice as many deaths from this mystery cause in 2021 than for the next highest in 2020 in every single age group. So the bottom line is, this mystery illness is not exclusively killing old people, or young people. Is it killing males more than females? Yes. It is. Whatever it is.
So what is killing males at twice the rate of females, virtually regardless of age?
Here’s another interesting plot. COVID-19, where the virus was ‘identified’, against the mystery death cause.
Clearly, in 2021, COVID-19 was linked to the elderly with regard to death. But, this mystery killer, affected younger people more. Hmm, could it be that the elderly had already been killed off by the time the mystery killer got to them? What explains something that is killing young people and not old people in Canada, in the age of medicine? And why don’t we know what it is? Are we that lame?