Opioid-related harms in Canada
This report is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before November 13, 2019. 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.
|2019 (Jan - Jun)||Rate (per 100,000)|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Canada||11.5|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - British Columbia||22.0|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Alberta||16.2|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Saskatchewan||5.3|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Manitoba||1.5|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Ontario||13.0|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Quebec||4.8|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - New Brunswick||2.6|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Nova Scotia||6.4|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Prince Edward Island||3.9|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Newfoundland and Labrador||5.3|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Yukon||5.0|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Northwest Territories||0.0|
|2019 (Jan - Jun) - Nunavut||Suppressed|
Suppressed (supp.) – Data may be suppressed in provinces or territories with low numbers of cases.
This report 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.
Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. National report: Opioid-related Harms in Canada Web-based Report. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; December 2019. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids
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