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