Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs

Opioid Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Material Deprivation

Overall

There were 122 hospitalizations among residents of Simcoe Muskoka for opioid poisonings in 2018.

The crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2018 was 21 (17.6, 25.3) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 15 (14.0, 15.2) admissions per 100,000.

There was a significant upward trend in the opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the 16-year period from 2003 to 2018. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rate in Simcoe Muskoka has been significantly higher than the provincial rates over this entire time period.

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By Sex

In 2018, the crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations among Simcoe Muskoka males was 17.5 (13.0, 23.1) admissions per 100,000, which was not significantly different from the female rate of 24.8 (19.4, 31.3) admissions per 100,000. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Ontario males and females were significantly lower than the comparable Simcoe Muskoka rates in 2018.

The Simcoe Muskoka male and female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates did not change significantly from 2003 to 2018. The female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka have been consistently above the male rates over this entire 16-year period of time.

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By Age Group

The age-specific rates for opioid poisoning hospitalizations between 2016 and 2018 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults between the ages of 25 and 64 years. The Simcoe Muskoka opioid poisoning hospitalization rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates for all age groups between 15 and 64 years of age.

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By Material Deprivation

For the time period from 2014 to 2018 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, opioid poisoning hospitalization rates were highest among those living in areas with the highest amount of material deprivation (as measured by the 2016 Ontario Marginalization Index).

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