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

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Number and rates (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioid-related deaths by province or territory in 2019
3799: 10.11002: 19.8626: 14.3108: 9.226: 1.91509: 10.4414: 4.929: 3.757: 5.95: 3.218: 3.54: 9.81: 2.2Suppr.: 0

This report is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before August 28, 2020. Due to differences in identifying and reporting cases, comparisons over time and between provinces and territories should be interpreted with caution. Both age-adjusted and crude rates are available. Refer to technical notes for more information.

Number and rates (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioid-related deaths by province or territory in 2019
RegionNumberCrude rate (per 100,000 population)Age-adjusted rate (per 100,000 population)
Canada3,79910.110.2
British Columbia1,00219.819.9
Alberta62614.314.6
Saskatchewan1089.29.4
Manitoba261.91.9
Ontario1,50910.410.4
Quebec4144.95.0
New Brunswick293.73.8
Nova Scotia575.95.9
Prince Edward Island53.23.2
Newfoundland and Labrador183.53.6
Yukon49.810.2
Northwest Territories12.22.3
NunavutSuppressedSuppressedSuppressed

Acknowledgements

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-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; September 2020. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids


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