Hamilton Opioid Information System - Deaths

Opioid-related deaths are increasing annually in Hamilton.

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Preliminary numbers from the Office of the Chief Coroner indicate that in the first half of 2016, 24 Hamilton residents died from opioid toxicity. Fourty-six Hamiltonians had opioid-related deaths in 2015, which was the highest yearly number of deaths compared to the previous 10 years. 

Notes: 2015 and 2016 data are preliminary
Source: Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, extracted from the Public Health Ontario Interactive Opioid Tool, May 25, 2017. 

 

How Hamilton compares

Between 2005 and 2015, Hamilton had a higher rate of opioid-related deaths when compared to the provincial average.  In 2015, Hamilton's death rate was 57% higher than Ontario's. 

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For more information about opioid-related deaths in Ontario, view the Public Health Ontario's Interactive Opioid Tool.

Notes: 2015 data are preliminary
Source: Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, extracted from the Public Health Ontario Interactive Opioid Tool, May 25, 2017