Map: Apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada (August 29, 2017)

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In 2016Footnote *

  • 2,816 apparent opioid-related deaths
  • Death rate of 7.8 per 100,000 population
Map of Canada
Province/territory Rate range per 100,000 population in 2016 Number of deaths
Alberta 10.0 to 14.9 586
British ColumbiaFootnote a 20.0 and higher 978Footnote a
New Brunswick 0 to 4.9 29
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 to 4.9 16
Northwest Territories 10.0 to 14.9 5
Nova Scotia 5.0 to 9.9 53
Nunavut 0 to 4.9 0
Ontario 5.0 to 9.9 865
QuebecFootnote + 0.0 to 4.9 140Footnote +
Manitoba 5.0 to 9.9 69
Saskatchewan 5.0 to 9.9 64
Prince Edward Island 0.0 to 4.9 5
Yukon 15.0 to 19.9 6

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This figure may change as more updated data become available.
Differences remain between provinces and territories on how deaths are counted and reported.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

British Columbia reports unintentional deaths related to all illicit drugs including, but not limited to, opioids.

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Footnote 2

Based on available data as of August 29, 2017

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Footnote 3

Expected to rise

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Organization: Health Canada

Type: Poster

Published: 2017-09-14

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