Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs

Opioid Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Material Deprivation

Overall

There were 137 hospitalizations among residents of Simcoe Muskoka for opioid poisonings in 2020.

The crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2020 was 23.6 (19.0, 26.8) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 13.7 (13.1, 14.3) admissions per 100,000.

There was a significant upward trend in the opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the 18-year period from 2003 to 2020. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rate in Simcoe Muskoka has been significantly higher than the provincial rates over this entire period.

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By Sex

In 2020, the crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations among Simcoe Muskoka males was 25.1 (19.8, 31.5) admissions per 100,000, which was not significantly different from the female rate of 20.1 (15.4, 25.9) 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 2020.

The Simcoe Muskoka female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates did not change significantly since 2013; however, the male rate increased significantly in the most recent time period (2017 - 2020) when compared with the previous time period (2013 - 2016). The female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka had been above the male rates from 2013 to 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020 the rates are similar for males and females.

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By Age Group

The age-specific rates for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in 2020 in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults between the ages of 25 and 64 years and significantly higher than the comparable provincial average.

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By Material Deprivation

For the time period from 2016 to 2020 (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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Page last updated February 15, 2022