Opioid-related harms in Canada

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Number and rate of total apparent opioid-related deaths by province and territory in 2019
2142: 11.5 551: 22.0 352: 16.2 31: 5.3 10: 1.5 937: 13.0 202: 4.8 10: 2.6 31: 6.4 3: 3.9 14: 5.3 1: 5.0 0: 0.0 Suppr.: -1.0

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.

Number and rate of total apparent opioid-related deaths by province and territory in 2019
2019 (Jan - Jun)Rate (per 100,000)
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Canada11.5
2019 (Jan - Jun) - British Columbia22.0
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Alberta16.2
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Saskatchewan5.3
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Manitoba1.5
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Ontario13.0
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Quebec4.8
2019 (Jan - Jun) - New Brunswick2.6
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Nova Scotia6.4
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Prince Edward Island3.9
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Newfoundland and Labrador5.3
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Yukon5.0
2019 (Jan - Jun) - Northwest Territories0.0
2019 (Jan - Jun) - NunavutSuppressed

Suppressed (supp.) – Data may be suppressed in provinces or territories with low numbers of cases.

Acknowledgements

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.

Suggested Citation

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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