Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada Published: (June 2022)

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Number of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by quarter in Nova Scotia, 2016 to 2021
0246810121416182022'16 Q1'16 Q2'16 Q3'16 Q4'17 Q1'17 Q2'17 Q3'17 Q4'18 Q1'18 Q2'18 Q3'18 Q4'19 Q1'19 Q2'19 Q3'19 Q4'20 Q1'20 Q2'20 Q3'20 Q4'21 Q1'21 Q2'21 Q3'21 Q4Year and quarterNumber2016 Q1: 172016 Q2: 142016 Q3: 172016 Q4: 52017 Q1: 192017 Q2: 172017 Q3: 132017 Q4: 152018 Q1: 152018 Q2: 182018 Q3: 102018 Q4: 112019 Q1: 142019 Q2: 182019 Q3: 132019 Q4: 122020 Q1: 92020 Q2: 122020 Q3: 102020 Q4: 192021 Q1: 122021 Q2: 82021 Q3: 62021 Q4: 14

This update is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before May 10, 2022. Due to differences in identifying and reporting cases, comparisons over time and between provinces and territories should be interpreted with caution. Refer to the technical notes for more information.

Number of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by quarter in Nova Scotia, 2016 to 2021
Year and quarterNumber
2016 (Jan to Mar)17
2016 (Apr to Jun)14
2016 (Jul to Sep)17
2016 (Oct to Dec)5
2017 (Jan to Mar)19
2017 (Apr to Jun)17
2017 (Jul to Sep)13
2017 (Oct to Dec)15
2018 (Jan to Mar)15
2018 (Apr to Jun)18
2018 (Jul to Sep)10
2018 (Oct to Dec)11
2019 (Jan to Mar)14
2019 (Apr to Jun)18
2019 (Jul to Sep)13
2019 (Oct to Dec)12
2020 (Jan to Mar)9
2020 (Apr to Jun)12
2020 (Jul to Sep)10
2020 (Oct to Dec)19
2021 (Jan to Mar)12
2021 (Apr to Jun)8
2021 (Jul to Sep)6
2021 (Oct to Dec)14


This update would not be possible without the collaboration and dedication of provincial and territorial (PT) offices of Chief Coroners and Chief Medical Examiners as well as PT public health and health partners and Emergency Medical Services data providers. We would also like to acknowledge the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) for collecting and providing the data used for reporting opioid- and stimulant-related poisoning hospitalizations.

Suggested Citation

Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; June 2022. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants

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