Hamilton Opioid Information System - Deaths

Opioid-related deaths are increasing annually in Hamilton. In January through October of 2017, there were 70 confirmed and 5 probable deaths among Hamilton residents.  In comparison, there were 41 opioid-related deaths in the same time period in 2016.

Note: Probable deaths are those for which the investigation to determine cause of death is ongoing.  

Notes: 2016 data are preliminary. 2017 data is for January to October only.
Source: Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, extracted from the Public Health Ontario Interactive Opioid Tool, March 7, 2018. 

 

How Hamilton compares

Between 2005 and 2016, and for January through October of 2017, Hamilton had a higher rate of opioid-related deaths when compared to the provincial average.  Preliminary data indicate that in January through October of 2017, Hamilton's opioid-related death rate was 78% higher than the provincial rate.  In 2016, Hamilton's rate was 48% higher than Ontario's.

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

Notes: 2016 and 2017 data are preliminary. 2017 rates include deaths from January to October and are subject to change.
Source: Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, extracted from the Public Health Ontario Interactive Opioid Tool, March 7, 2018.