Opioid-related harms in Canada Published: (March 2020)

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Number and crude rate (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioid-related deaths by province and territory in 2019 (Jan to Sep)
2913: 10.3786: 20.7483: 14.764: 7.326: 2.51163: 10.6305: 4.819: 3.344: 65: 4.216: 4.11: 3.31: 3Suppr.: -1

This report is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before February 13, 2020. Due to differences in identifying and reporting cases, comparisons over time and between provinces and territories should be interpreted with caution. Refer to technical notes for more information.

Number and crude rate (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioid-related deaths by province and territory in 2019 (Jan to Sep)
RegionNumberCrude rate (per 100,000 population)
Canada2,91310.3
British Columbia78620.7
Alberta48314.7
Saskatchewan647.3
Manitoba262.5
Ontario1,16310.6
Quebec3054.8
New Brunswick193.3
Nova Scotia446
Prince Edward Island54.2
Newfoundland and Labrador164.1
Yukon13.3
Northwest Territories13
NunavutSuppressedSuppressed

Acknowledgements

This update would not be possible without the collaboration and dedication of provincial and territorial (PT) offices of Chief Coroners and 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-related poisoning hospitalizations.

Suggested Citation

Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. Opioid-related Harms in Canada. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; March 2020. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids

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